Originally Posted by postalbunny
Some people do the same effect by poking some holes in a siphon tube. It pulls oxygen bubbles in as the wort flows by.
I seriosly doubt it helps that much... Or, at least enough to no longer have to shake the carboy, stir with a mixer, or use a oxygen stone.
I believe you're referring to this: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/chea...-gadget-68218/
. Works on the same principle (venturi) as the wine thingy,
I would assume that the Vinturi or whatever brand you refer to would probably work, but I think it'd be sslllooooowwwwww. Might be better off working up a gadget per the linked thread.
I tried this, but I don't have a big enough drop from kettle to fermenter, and didn't want to siphon, so it got messy. I just recently bit the bullet and got an oxygenation system.