Originally Posted by ruralbrew
I have one. I don't think I paid that much for it but even at that price it will last forever. It does a good job degassing wine and I also use it for oxygenating wort. For carboys it is about the only thing you can get through the neck. Being as you ferment in buckets maybe you could go to a kitchen supply store and buy the biggest stainless wisk you can find and figure out a way to attach it to your drill.
I'm using buckets for primary right now because I was afraid to shake my 6 gallon glass carboys, especially with wet hands and without a Carboy Buddy on them. I figured I could just reserve the carboys for my secondary.
Recently I've been re-thinking that, as I've read a few threads that make me worried about what my bucket fermentors could be harboring, as well as several people saying that with a little patience, a secondary can be skipped for most brews.
I'd almost certainly be aerating in the brew kettle. I try to keep power tools, steel, and glass away from each other whenever possible.
This one actually looks like a winner to me. No reviews is a little scary, but the price is right. It spec's the head as Polypropylene, which means that it's safe in boiling water.5-gallon version with 5/16" shank
$71-gallon versions with 1/4" shank
Appears to be available at most HD locations.
Head size is not spec'd on the product page, but AutoCAD tells me that it's 2-5/8" wide for one of them (they reused the same product picture, ugh).
Headed out now to measure some freezers. Will let you all know how well it's built later today.