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Old 09-03-2012, 06:02 PM   #1
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My simple question is: Can it be done? I have a pretty decent sized air compressor in my garage, a portable compressed air tank, and a large wand-like air "broom". And if it can, what pressure should I put in the tank?

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Old 09-03-2012, 06:37 PM   #2
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I wouldn't. I'd be afraid of petroleum-based oil getting aerosoled into the wort. I guess you could use a hepa filter, but anything past that would probably have to be degreased.

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Old 09-03-2012, 06:57 PM   #3
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I wouldn't. I'd be afraid of petroleum-based oil getting aerosoled into the wort. I guess you could use a hepa filter, but anything past that would probably have to be degreased.
^ +1

Pure oxygen would be far more safe & effective.
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:15 PM   #4
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My simple question is: Can it be done?
Can it be done? Yes.

Should it be done? No.

Go get yourself a wine whip if you need to aerate / mix. It attaches to a cordless drill.

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Old 09-03-2012, 09:33 PM   #5
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At least use a clean Aquarium pump

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Old 09-04-2012, 08:55 AM   #6
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i have never aerated my juice when making cider, it isn't boiled so there's plenty of oxygen

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Old 06-05-2013, 12:49 PM   #7
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What about an oilless compressor?

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Old 06-12-2013, 04:12 PM   #8
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I think you're over thinking it. Just pour some juice out of the bottle into your fermenter, put the lid back on the bottle and shake the heck out it. This will introduce plenty of oxygen. Pour the shaken juice into the fermenter and you'll be fine.

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I think you're over thinking it. Just pour some juice out of the bottle into your fermenter, put the lid back on the bottle and shake the heck out it. This will introduce plenty of oxygen. Pour the shaken juice into the fermenter and you'll be fine.
This is all I've done. Works perfectly fine.
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:38 PM   #10
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The topic of the thread isn't about what works, we all have methods that work, its about the possibility of using an air compressor as an additional method to aerate wort.

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