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Old 08-19-2010, 04:37 PM   #1
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Default Recommenation: Wort Aeration (drill)

Picked up a cordless drill and a Carboy Cleaner (love it!), and was hoping someone may be able to recommend a specific attachment that will allow me to use my drill to aerate (versus shaking the carboy for 10 minutes).

Any input would be great, thanks!


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Old 08-19-2010, 04:38 PM   #2
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Google "Wine Degasser". I don't use one, so I don't want to link to a particular one.

Personally, I'm still shaking my carboy. But one of those looks tempting.


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Old 08-19-2010, 04:47 PM   #3
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I put a small section of hard tubing at the end of my siphon tube with some holes drilled in it. This sucks in air as the wort exits the tubing. I also make sure the wort drops the entire height of the carboy. Builds up a nice head and seems to do an excellent job of aerating.

There are mixing tools for drills, like for mixing concrete and such. I don't know of any that would fit in a carboy though. You'd have to do it in your BK.
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Old 08-19-2010, 05:25 PM   #5
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Great input, thanks!
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Old 08-19-2010, 07:59 PM   #6
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I use a wine degasser. I used to use the hose with the holes...... but the holes would get clogged and be hard to clean. Love the wine degasser. Works great. Check out my gallery to see the one I use.

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I just shake it for a couple minutes.
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I just shake it for a couple minutes.
I'm sorry, but if you're shaking it for more than a couple seconds, it's called "playing with it.""
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Must be hard to shake a 5 gallon carboy enough to make it frothy!

I use the Austin Homebrew model (although I got it from anotehr place).
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I'm sorry, but if you're shaking it for more than a couple seconds, it's called "playing with it.""
What can I say, I love my beer.


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