New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermeneter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Aeration Question




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-23-2010, 04:01 AM   #1
jdlev
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Charlotte
Posts: 654
Liked 10 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default Aeration Question

Getting set for batch number 5. I had a question about aerating the wort. Just prior to pitching the yeast after the wort has cooled, I use my hammer drill to basically turn the fermenter bucket into a giant blender in an effort to work more o2 into the wort.

Is that good, bad, or ugly? I'm not trying to get the beasties from the air into the wort after all...do you have to use a tank of straight o2 (with like an aeration rock) to the wort?



__________________
jdlev is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-23-2010, 04:14 AM   #2
trevorc13
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Posts: 401
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

As long as what is churning the wort is sanitized you should be fine. Your beer won't be sterile, so an acceptable amount of bacteria that is in the air is allowed. Just make sure you keep out of the wind, which can carry a ton of bacteria, and stay out of really dusty rooms.



__________________

Thanks for the input

trevorc13 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-23-2010, 04:21 AM   #3
shamrockdoc
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,323
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts

Default

So don't be doing drywall while your aeratin' yur wuurt!

__________________
PRIMARY: Quartermaster Bay House Ale,Trunk Monkey Chocolate Milk Stout
SECONDARY:
NEXT UP: Praetorian Smoked IPA
KEGGED: MK Ultra Cascadian Dark Ale, 10 & Everett Wit

If you're in trouble, if no one else can help, and if you can find them....Then maybe you can hire.... THE A TEAM!


Quote:
Originally Posted by AZ_IPA View Post
I certainly hope they won't give me a hand job to see if I have a bomb tied to my junk .
shamrockdoc is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-23-2010, 05:54 AM   #4
Cellarbrau
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Richmond
Posts: 205
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Do you need to use a hammer drill?

Dry yeast doesn't usually require aeration. For liquid yeast giving the carboy a good shake is quite effective, not to mention sanitary.

__________________
Cellarbrau is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-23-2010, 11:57 AM   #5
WrongCoastBrewery
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 367
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I prefer the bottling bucket to fermenter trick. Cant remember where on here I saw it. Since I keg now, I have no need for a bottling bucket and this is its new life. Works like a charm and never have had a fermentation problem yet. (Knock on wood)

__________________
I brew way too much to list!
WrongCoastBrewery is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-23-2010, 12:06 PM   #6
Justibone
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 2,030
Liked 20 Times on 19 Posts
Likes Given: 69

Default

Dry yeast don't *need* aeration, and if your starter is good then they shouldn't need much in the way of aeration either. If you pitch a smack pack without a starter, well, then you'd better aerate.

I'd be worried about stuff shaking off of a hammer drill and falling into the wort, personally. I like to pour the wort from a height to splash it, and then shake a closed bucket (empty airlock in the grommet to keep wort from splashing out on me and the floor).



__________________
Best Brews Yet:
Edwort's (modified) Apfelwein
BierMuncher's Centennial Blonde
Cuinrearview's Gumballhead-Inspired WPA
Pelikan's John's Red English Barleywine
Justibone is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Aeration Question BigTexun Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 03-10-2010 05:34 PM
Aeration Question Spannuta Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 09-28-2009 06:24 PM
Aeration question russb123 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 12-03-2008 09:28 PM
Aeration question mullimat Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 03-14-2008 03:28 AM
Aeration of the Wort Question polamalu43 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 03-01-2008 12:35 PM