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View Poll Results: How do you oxygenate your wort?
I stirr the wort in the fermenter 16 9.30%
I let the wort splash into the fermenter 54 31.40%
I shake the doggy doo out of my carboy 42 24.42%
I use an oxygen areation system 46 26.74%
I don't oxygenate the wort before pitching the yeast 7 4.07%
Ralph Nader blows into my fermenter 7 4.07%
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Old 12-24-2006, 12:52 AM   #41
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I use the combo method shown by Chimone. Spalsh like crazy into the fermenter through a strainer, then shake the crap out of it.
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Old 12-24-2006, 08:38 AM   #42
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Do you think this'd work?

http://www.seapets.co.uk/product-det...egory/615.html



Could I make one from copper?
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Old 12-25-2006, 05:03 AM   #43
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Do you think this'd work?

http://www.seapets.co.uk/product-det...egory/615.html



Could I make one from copper?
It looks like it would work to me but I'm currently 3 sheets to the wind so you may not want to consider my opinion.
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Old 12-25-2006, 10:33 AM   #45
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I'm currently in post hangover phase. Things have stopped swaying, I'm just a little delicate. Probably 3 hours away from my next Ale.
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Old 12-25-2006, 10:35 AM   #46
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Lucky you guys - I've come down with one of the worst head colds I've ever had. Currently typing in delirium at 4:30 AM because I can't sleep. Wish I were drunk!
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Bad luck Yuri.

It's 11:30 am here. Just had christmas breakfast and the wifes watching here dog training dvd I bought here. Peace and quiet. Just what the Dr. ordered.
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just as of last week i was looking into getting an o2 system. when i do full boils i belive i will get this system. right now im only doing 2.5 gal. boils. so i was talking to some local brew people in my area and they gave me a new way to get more o2 into the wort without shaking a carboy pooring from one container to another. so i used an mix stur. its used for wine making but does a super job at mixing up the wort in a carboy



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just as of last week i was looking into getting an o2 system. when i do full boils i belive i will get this system. right now im only doing 2.5 gal. boils. so i was talking to some local brew people in my area and they gave me a new way to get more o2 into the wort without shaking a carboy pooring from one container to another. so i used an mix stur. its used for wine making but does a super job at mixing up the wort in a carboy
I need to find me one of those!
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I hate to be the continuous devil's advocate but I have to chime in again and say that frothing up the wort is still not oxygenating. I'm sure there's got to be some level of oxygen that is absolutely required and maybe once you reach that point, additional saturation is wasted or even harmful, but I wonder if you can reach it without an O2 system. As I mentioned, the air we breathe is only 20-21% oxygen. The rest is Nitrogen and small traces of other stuff (including wild yeast and other nasties). Maybe you can take totally depleted wort from 0% to 5% O2 saturation by aerating, frothing, shaking, or pumping. I'd think you'd have to do it many times though because the foam will fill your headspace and then you'd have to let it settle before doing it again (and again). Doing it once probably gets you to maybe 1% saturation (I'd love to see some data on this).

I do believe making wort foamy with air is better than nothing at all, but my experience tells me that your ferment will start in half the time with pure O2. Maybe it doesn't matter enough to justify the $30-40 it takes upfront, but it's a part of my brew process from now on.
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