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Old 04-16-2010, 05:58 AM   #1
Jan 2010
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anybody tried this?

using the mud mixing paddle hooked up to my power drill to really get the o2 into the wort sounds like it would work...or could be a gigantic mess and disaster.

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Old 04-16-2010, 06:00 AM   #2
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Sounds like a good idea to me. Just make sure you sanitize well.
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Old 04-16-2010, 06:03 AM   #3
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Well it's working for me

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Old 04-16-2010, 09:16 AM   #4
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My biggest concern would be accidentally damaging your fermenter if you hit the side of the vessel. If you're using a plastic bucket or Better Bottle, then even small scratches in the plastic can be sources of infection. Hitting the inside of a glass carboy with a power tool could induce "catastrophic failure." But then I'm a giant klutz and there are more coordinated people here who do this successfully.
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Old 04-16-2010, 10:16 AM   #5
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I think it's overkill. Pouring it vigorously into the fermenter and using a wire whisk is plenty sufficient.

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Old 04-16-2010, 11:05 AM   #6
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I did it for the first time on my last batch. It worked well and I was careful not to let it hit the side of the bucket for fear of scratches. It worked really well and a few minutes of that I am sure is equal to 15+ minutes of shaking the hell out of it.

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Old 04-16-2010, 01:25 PM   #7
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I purchased one that works very well for the MLT. Walmart has a paint stirrer that was a couple of bucks that is smaller and works better for aeration.

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Old 04-16-2010, 01:26 PM   #8
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I use a Mix-Stir.

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Old 04-16-2010, 01:59 PM   #9
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if you are worried about scratches just do it in the boil pot after its cooled then transfer
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Old 04-16-2010, 02:08 PM   #10
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They work great as mash stirrers too!
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