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Chris_Dog 06-09-2007 01:33 PM

Aeration
 
I was thinking that there might a better way to transfer, pitch, and aerate at the same time.

My thinking is this... that it would be much easier to pitch in the brew pot (once the wort has cooled). That way it could be stirred up with a spoon. Secondly if you were to aerate the transfer hose it would not only aerate the beer but also create a little bit of force to help in the transfer to the fermenter. I am thinking that additional force will be needed to push the beer "uphill" so to speak. I know from aquariums that feeding air through a tube will create an updraft with liquid.

I am going to post a link to my drawing (rough as is might be). However after thinking about it for a few minutes I think it would work better if the beer came in from the bottom. It may reduce the need for a venturi (to keep the air from going back in the brew pot).

I know this post is confusing as hell I am not real good at putting down in writing what is in my head. I hope this drawing will help a little...
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/b...os/Airator.jpg

same pict... http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/b...os/Airator.jpg

At any rate what do you guys think?

Chris_Dog 06-09-2007 01:59 PM

I forgot to mention my main reason for trying to come up with another way is that shaking those full carboys scares the hell outta me... not to mention I don't really want to put my hand on the top.

Orfy 06-09-2007 02:13 PM

I use this.

http://www.ushould.co.uk/brew/gear/aerate.JPG
http://www.ushould.co.uk/brew/gear/spigotandfiller.JPG
http://www.ushould.co.uk/brew/firsta...lingcarboy.JPG

The theory is the beer will pull air in the holes. It does.

Chris_Dog 06-09-2007 07:17 PM

That looks way more simple than my idea...

Can anyone tell me the O.D. on the SS air stones?

Chris_Dog 06-11-2007 10:24 PM

I going to have to put this on the back burner while I rethink my wort cooling. The water out of the tap is way to hot here in central FL. to have the wort cooled in the pot. I guess I will need a prechiller or a chill plate to get away from the ice bath.


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