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Old 04-13-2010, 01:54 PM   #1
Apr 2010
central ny
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I opted for a cheap way to aerate the wort in my carboy before pitching yeast. Figured I'd share it for those of you that like to brew on the cheap. I bought a 3' piece of aluminum round at Lowes for $4 and cut a 15" length. I drilled a hole at one end. Using a 6-32 3/4" stainless screw, nylon nut and 2 weed-eater blades I ended up with this.

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It works great and if you have plastic weed-eater blades lying around you should be able to put one of these together for $6.

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Old 04-13-2010, 02:24 PM   #2
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Nice! I like the idea of CHEAP!
Single Vessel BIAB is all I need....Until we figure out the no vessel technique.

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Old 04-13-2010, 02:25 PM   #3
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Atwater, OH
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Nice! Looks a lot like my Mix-Stir.
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Old 04-13-2010, 03:27 PM   #4
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Dallas, Texas
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Nice work. I use an oxygen bottle with a stainless steel aeration stone and it is anything but cheap. I think I am going to get something like this instead so I don't have to keep buying o2. No worries about the airstone though cause I can use it to carbonate. Thanks for the post!
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Old 04-13-2010, 03:29 PM   #5
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For the lazy:


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Old 04-13-2010, 04:23 PM   #6
Apr 2010
central ny
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Thanks Omar. I could not embed image so I just put the link.

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Old 04-13-2010, 07:30 PM   #7
I use secondaries. :p
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Cary, NC
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I have one of those mixers (store bought) from when my wife wantd to make wine (we had to degass the wine), but it's still cheaper and more convenient to shake the **** out of the fermenter.

edit: odd that the use of the mixer in this thread is to get gas into liquid, but the original purpose of the one I bought is to get gas OUT of liquid. I agree that it works, but strange that the same device can be used for exact opposite reasons.
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Old 04-13-2010, 10:14 PM   #8
Dec 2009
North Pole, Alaska
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If only you could hook it up to the weed eater!
10 gallon electric system
Stovetop 110v single vessel 5 gallon system

Primary: saison
Secondary: nada
Conditioning: macaroon stout
Drinking: store bought

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Old 08-11-2011, 07:54 PM   #9
Dec 2010
Minneapolis, MN
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This might be a dumb question but you put that in a drill, correct?

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Old 08-11-2011, 08:02 PM   #10
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Or you could buy one of these. If you aerate before putting it in a carboy.

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