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Old 02-19-2010, 06:17 PM   #1
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:57 PM   #2
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It's a good idea, I've considered this too, but you'd need to be careful about clogging it. You could sparge, but not recirculate, which is equally important in my book. For $125 I bet you could DIY something.....



 
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:13 PM   #3
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It's a good idea, I've considered this too, but you'd need to be careful about clogging it. You could sparge, but not recirculate, which is equally important in my book. For $125 I bet you could DIY something.....
Yah that is a lot for a holy ball.
They have a static one for a lot less.
Clogging might be an issue.

 
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:24 PM   #4
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I can see the holes in the ball...thus they are WAY too big for aeration. you want an airstone with holes measured in microns not millimeters.
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:44 PM   #5
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Oh no... Put that thing on the return of a HERMS system set up in an ice bath? That would be a lot of oxygen. Just dump to primary and let the yeast rawk!
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What does the primary pressure gauge on the tank tell us? That's right, the temperature. Put it on a scale if you want to know how much is in it...
Put some duct tape over the gauge - Or better yet - Replace the high pressure gauge with a plug - High pressure gauges are useless!

 
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:49 PM   #6
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I can see the holes in the ball...thus they are WAY too big for aeration. you want an airstone with holes measured in microns not millimeters.
Well the aeration procedure I was imagining was not to bubble air through the ball but rather to use the force of the pump to cause the wort to splash and foam violently as it entered the fermenter.



The micron size of the stone does one thing for you. It speeds the exchange by increasing surface area for the oxygen exchange by producing zillions of tiny bubbles. In the collective, zillions of little bubbles have a great deal of surface area.
In theory you could get the same effect with a 1/4" tube and no air stone if you were able to wait long enough - hours maybe days maybe - a long while for sure.

Actually it does two things for you. It conserves on the O2 ya gotta pump through it because it's got a high efficiency due to the zillions of tiny bubbles.



 
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