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Old 09-05-2011, 10:43 PM   #1
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I have read many posts here about how to aerate, from shaking the ale pale to oxygen systems.

The system that I am using produces great results with very little effort.

After you cool the wort down, let it sit for a 1/2 hour and settle out. Then pour it slowly but from a manageable height into the ale pale. If you want to keep the hops and hot break out of the fermenter just slow down at the end of the pour, and then ditch the hot break down the drain. Personally I keep it.

Then pour it all right back into the kettle, then back into the fermenter. This produces so much foam that you have to make sure you have enough room in the fermenter.

The kettle is sanitized because it was just boiled, the ale pale was sanitized with Star sans.

Comments and suggestion would be appreciated.


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Old 09-05-2011, 11:05 PM   #2
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The downside is the added exposure to the environment where wild yeast and other nasties are lurking. 90% of the time, it's no problem.


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Old 09-05-2011, 11:24 PM   #3
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Also not effective enough for higher gravity beers, as per the experts.

 
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Old 09-05-2011, 11:30 PM   #4
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It works, but I'm 135 pounds and I'm not liking the idea of pouring 45 pounds of wort back and forth.

There are lots of ways to aerate- from the simple splash n' pour to o2 systems. One of my favorite is a simple venturi tube set up at the end of a ball valve on the kettle. The ballvalve is wide open, and a piece of copper tubing with holes in it is attached midway to the kettle. That aerates like crazy, and still uses gravity and saves us oldtimer's backs!

Now, I have a pump so I just splash like crazy as it comes out of the CFC and that's sufficient.
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Old 09-06-2011, 06:19 AM   #5
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Agree, venturi tube rocks, but beside that I still shake my carboys after aerating with venturi. Probably not necessarily, but as in every brew stage I try to do everything that can improve my batch... (I doubt I"ll do it if I am not about 200 pounds and 6.5 feet..)

 
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:56 PM   #6
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Does that technique cause foam/headspace issues in the carboy? I currently aerate by pumping air with a aquarium pump and stone. I have to do this in the kettle as it takes 45-60 min and generates ALOT of foam. I'm beginning to wonder if I'd have better head retention if I kept these protiens in the wort.
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:04 PM   #7
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I've always just put the cheap stir paddle (sanitized of course) that came in my bb kit in my screw gun and whipped the cooled wort for a minute or too. No lifting required and cheap, however I'm no expert and I'm probably doing something wrong with this technique.

 
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:24 PM   #8
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I got an oxygen set-up with a wand and a stone from William's brewing. It only takes a minute to set-up each brew day, a minute to run and a few minutes to clean afterwards.

I don't have to think about it or wonder if I got enough oxygen. I was hesitant to get one at first ($50). But now I can look at threads like this and not wonder if my beer would taste better with better oxygen and it requires no heavy lifting.

Aquarium pumps are nice but can't achieve higher levels of oxygen for bigger beers and cost the same as oxygen systems (although you do need to buy oxygen tanks from Home Depot every 10-20 batches).

 
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:41 PM   #9
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Where can you get the regulator for the small disposable oxygen tanks?
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:04 PM   #10
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Where can you get the regulator for the small disposable oxygen tanks?
Most homebrew stores carry them. You're unlikely to find them elsewhere, as it's a pretty specialized item.



 
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