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Old 01-29-2012, 06:43 PM   #1
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Starting wiyh an american amber ale kit from brewers best. The kit does not state any thing about oxygenating wort before adding yeast. Any suggestions??
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:51 PM   #2
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Well,I pour the chilled wort & top off water through a fine mesh strainer that aerates pretty well. Gives 3-5 inches of foam. Then stir roughly five minutes straight to aerate more & mix it up better.
You can also get the o2 cylinder aerating kit that uses a SS .5 mocron air diffuser. They also have the airpump type with an in line heppa filter & the same SS airstone. The o2 kit works faster,but costs more. The air pump type takes 20-30 minutes,is filtered,& much cheaper to use.


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Old 01-29-2012, 06:57 PM   #3
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I recently started using a drill-mounted aerating wand, much like a paint stirrer. It works really well, is fast, and fairly inexpensive. Beats the crap out of pouring through a strainer and mixing, IMO. Just a thought. Do what works best for you.

 
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I've been curious about that stirrer wand myself. Been trying to make up my mind on which to go to to raise my process another notch.
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:35 PM   #5
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recently got a small aquarium pump and airstone, run that in the wort for 15 minutes, longer for big beers, and it seems to really help. shorter lag times and faster FG's in the two batches i've used it on, one a RIS from 1.097-1.023 in 6 days at 64 degrees, can't complain about that.
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:36 PM   #6
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Here's what I do.....run the chilled wort through a hose with an inline vacuum T. Pulls air right into the wort as it is transferred to the fermentor. As you can see by the bubbles in the fermenter it works pretty well.


 
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Here's what I do.....run the chilled wort through a hose with an inline vacuum T. Pulls air right into the wort as it is transferred to the fermentor. As you can see by the bubbles in the fermenter it works pretty well.

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That's different. How do you keep it from squirting out the open side of the tee?
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That's different. How do you keep it from squirting out the open side of the tee?
inline vacuum, guessin' the 'T' only lets air in, nothing out.
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Hmm,at any rate,it looks like it works about as well as my strainer routine. That's def one for the books!


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