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Old 04-16-2010, 05:58 AM   #1
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Default drywall mud mixer to aerate wort?

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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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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