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Old 07-22-2007, 03:59 PM   #1
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Default Aerating wort?

Can anyone give me a simple definition or method of aerating wort. I think I understand the concept and the purpose but I can't find any specific info on it.

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Old 07-22-2007, 04:04 PM   #2
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Pouring cooled wort through a strainer, vigorous stirring or shaking of the fermenter are common methods.

Using either an aqarium pump or bottled oxygen with an aeration stone is more effective but requires additional equipment.

For partial boils aeration is usually less critical; if the top-off water hasn't been boiled it's still oxygen rich.

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Old 07-22-2007, 04:05 PM   #3
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What yeast are you using?

Basically there are several methods but as long as you mix, splash, shake the wort as it goes in the fermenter you'll have enough O2 for the yeast.

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So by simply pouring my cooled wort into the fermentor I am aerating it? Is that right?

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Thanks for the help

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Old 07-22-2007, 04:31 PM   #7
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Matter of fact, i spend 18 dollars on a whip stir aerator (look it up) to aerate my wort.

Using that STILL didn't create as much head as simply pouring my wort from the pot to my bucket fermenter did.

So i think i will just skip that step next time!

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Here's a thread that's relevant to your question.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=34093

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To aerate means to add air. The reason is because when you boil water the air leaves the water and yeast needs the air to work.

I do 1.5 gal boils. I pour 4 gals of filtered tap water into the primary on top of the wort. The tap water has air in it. Just pouring the water in aerates it without stirring.

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