So I've got one of these Mazzei venturi injectors laying around from a skimmer project on my Reef Fish tank that I'm not using anymore.
I've also got an oxygen bottle and airstone setup, but I've been wondering lately just how efficient the airstone is at getting the O2 into the wort and achieving a saturated wort.
It just seems that the stone gives a small contact area in the wort and the inline ones like morebeers help, but I think a better system can be made.
My thought is to pump through my plate heat exchanger, through a gate valve for flow control, to the mazzei and then into the fermenter. Instead of just hooking the O2 to the mazzei I'll put a tee in where one leg of the tee will be connected to the O2 line and the other will be open to pull in more air. I don't want to restrict the input to the mazzei with the low O2 flow, so the open leg of the tee should increase aeration.
And the picture to explain my blabbering.
I know there is a max solubility limit of O2 in the wort so I'm just trying to hit that level in the most efficient manner. Until I cen get a real cylinder of O2 and be done with these little red ones, I'd like to use the pure O2 the most efficiently.
Thoughts, Comments, Criticisms???