Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > oxygenation foam!!
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-11-2007, 10:42 PM   #1
single.barrel
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 28
Default oxygenation foam!!

I just started full boils, and subsequently am using a pure oxygen system with a diffusion stone. My problem is even at a low setting the oxygen foams the wort so greatly I can't oxygenate for over a couple minutes without it trying to foam over. Would an anti foaming agent work or any other suggestions would be appreciated


single.barrel is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2007, 10:46 PM   #2
rod
beer -just brew it
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
rod's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: brantford,ontario
Posts: 1,226
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

from what i have read and experienced 2 minutes of oxygen is sufficient


__________________
simplified signature:
beer, wine, cheese in various stages of production
rod is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2007, 10:47 PM   #3
Kaiser
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Kaiser's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Pepperell, MA
Posts: 3,904
Liked 121 Times on 73 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by single.barrel
I just started full boils, and subsequently am using a pure oxygen system with a diffusion stone. My problem is even at a low setting the oxygen foams the wort so greatly I can't oxygenate for over a couple minutes without it trying to foam over. Would an anti foaming agent work or any other suggestions would be appreciated
Don't use any anti-foam agent. That stuff doesn't have any place in brewing.

With pure O2, you only need to oxygenate for 1 to 2 minutes anyway. What kind of diffusion stone are you using? Is it one of those stainless steel ones?

Kai
Kaiser is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2007, 01:31 AM   #4
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 22,752
Liked 1300 Times on 854 Posts
Likes Given: 35

Default

Set it on low, as soon as the foam hits the carboy neck, you're done. 2-3 minutes is plenty.
__________________
Welcome to BrewHardware.com. I love you.
New 100% Stainless Steel Heating Elements are IN! ULWD 5500w Ripple, 2000w, 1500w, etc
Chugger Pumps, Pump Kits, Camlocks, Sightglasses, Clear USA made Silicone Tubing, RIMS, Electric Install Parts, etc.
Bobby_M is online now
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2007, 03:31 AM   #5
Brew Haus
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 23
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

.5 micon stainless steel stone should do it
Brew Haus is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2007, 12:37 AM   #6
ryan99
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 25
Default

How long can you keep it in the secondary once you dry hop it?
__________________
Primary: Fat Tire Clone
Secondary: Snake Rock IPA
Conditioning: Shoreline Steamer
Drinking: Pirate Nut Brown
Gone: English Dark Ale
ryan99 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2007, 04:09 AM   #7
Willsellout
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Willsellout's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Oregon coast
Posts: 914
Default

My aeration system from Williams brewing says only a minute and your good. I used it yesterday and at 1 minute there was foam to the top of the carboy, so it worked well. I have a nice fermentation going on 10 hours later.


Dan
__________________
Disgrunt-Aled Brewery
Primary One-empty
Primary Two-Empty
Secondary One-Empty
Secondary Two-Empty

On Tap: Hobgoblin, Coffee Stout
Bottled: Arrogant Bastard clone, Summit IPA, Apfelwein
Willsellout is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2007, 03:54 PM   #8
single.barrel
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 28
Default

I am using the williams oxygenation system as well I beleive it is a .5 micron diffusion stone
single.barrel is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2007, 03:55 PM   #9
single.barrel
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 28
Default

thanks for the feedback!
single.barrel is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2007, 04:02 PM   #10
johnsma22
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
johnsma22's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Taunton, MA
Posts: 1,891
Liked 37 Times on 30 Posts

Default

I also use the wand from William's, 90 seconds is sufficient for me. The stone that they use is a 2 micron stone.


__________________
Cheers,
John
johnsma22 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Aquarium pump oxygenation Fear the Foam? Rick_R Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 16 05-21-2015 07:45 PM
My first glass of beer from my kegged batch... all foam. The second? all foam. 3rd? nerdlogic Bottling/Kegging 24 11-15-2012 03:14 PM
Haier kegerator conversion - foam baby foam... lilzaphod Bottling/Kegging 5 10-08-2008 04:22 PM
Oxygenation Fenster General Techniques 3 04-08-2008 08:54 PM
Foam, foam, foam - any ideas? FlyGuy Bottling/Kegging 17 03-23-2007 01:50 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS