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View Poll Results: How do you aerate your wort?
Shake it like a mother 159 38.41%
ambient O2 infusion (fish tank pump) 27 6.52%
pure O2 infusion 97 23.43%
wine degasser and drill 22 5.31%
other 90 21.74%
I don't 19 4.59%
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:29 PM   #1
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Default Poll: How do people aerate their wort?

I'm curious how popular the different aeration methods are. I personally shake up my bucket or carboy, but I don't think I do it enough or something. The gravity of my batches have been ending high and I'm wondering if it's a lack of O2. What do you do?

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Old 03-04-2012, 05:38 PM   #2
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I use a whisk and vigorously mix the wort after it cools. I have seen a drill attachment that I would like to use.

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Old 03-04-2012, 05:41 PM   #3
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Pour back and forth from the brew pot to the fermenter a couple of times. Shake the fermenter. Stir the wort in the fermenter vigorously. Shake some more.

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i pump mine from the BK to the fermenter, and i do it full volume. It comes out like a fire hose. I aim it from 3" above the top to the opposite corner. By the time I get it up to 6 gals the foam is coming out the top. I call that good enough.


edit; before I pumpped I used to pour it back and forth from bottling bucket to fermenter about 4 times. Fu(k that heavy lifing garbage.

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Old 03-04-2012, 05:42 PM   #5
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I stick the skinny end of my mash paddle down into the carboy and stir like crazy... of course only after it has had a thorough dose of star San .

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Old 03-04-2012, 05:46 PM   #6
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BK to bucket via skydiving out ball valve.

Too many studies showing any other method actually not needed. Actually, even if it was too little and stressed, id prefer it. I dont baby the yeast, toughen em up, it builds character.

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Kettle on the stove...fermenter on the floor...open the spigot and let it fall!

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I ferment in buckets, so I lay a mesh strainer over the top and pour the wort through it from about chest height. When I do extract kits I do the same thing and also top off with the sink's spray hose. Usually creates a HUGE amount of foam on the top, plus the yeasties like it and usually take off pretty quickly.

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i have this plastic aeration tip that makes the wort fan out. you attach the tip to the end of your tubing open the ball valve and let it go. i also do this over a strainer/colander so I can strain out hops and stuff at the same time. works great, wort is always very foamy when I'm done

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Sanitize two buckets. From BK thru chiller to bucket 1. When all in bucket 1 pour to bucket 2, pour to bucket 1, pour to bucket 2, back to bucket 1. Works like a champ, foamy frothy wort!

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