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Old 06-09-2007, 10:51 PM   #1
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Here is a inline oxygenator i threw together for a club member out of 3/8" tubing and 1" tube with KF flanges. This is meant to be mounted to his brew sculpture and connect with 3/8" ID vinyl hoses for wort and 1/4" oxygen line. The 3/8" tubing was silver soldered to the 1" tube and filed smooth on the inside to eliminate pockets that would cause sanitation problems. http://picasaweb.google.com/kevin.ladue/Oxygenator

 
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Old 06-10-2007, 12:08 AM   #2
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Cool! Can you give a parts breakdown for that? I don't know what some of those pieces are.

 
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Old 06-10-2007, 01:56 PM   #3
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Here is the parts break down for the inline oxygenator;
Ends are NW25 blank off flanges (304SS)
Body is a NW25 Long weld stub with a bored blank off flange welded on (304SS)
Gaskets are NW25 centering ring with Viton o-ring (304 SS)
Clamps are NW25 screw clamps (Aluminum)
3/8"X.035 316SS tubing
1/2" OD SS air stone silver soldered to blind flange

Here is a link to the MKS instrument catalog for the parts http://www.mksinst.com/docs/UR/isokf.pdf

 
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Old 06-10-2007, 03:17 PM   #4
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Have a rough estimate of the cost and or a supplier for all that SS goodness? Very kickass setup, should be simple to keep clean.

 
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Old 06-11-2007, 01:38 AM   #5
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Do not know what the cost was as these were leftover from a previous high tech job, you should be able to use the MKS instrument web site and find the local representative or purchase directly online.

 
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Old 06-11-2007, 04:16 PM   #6
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So when you are hooked up and everything, what is the pressure that you set your O2 at, or do you just crank it wide open?

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Old 06-16-2007, 03:48 AM   #7
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After 5 years of using oxygen have worked out a flow and time for 6 gallon batches. Oxygen flow rate was .5 SCFM and time duration was 3 minutes which made the yeast perform to spec for each strain tested. High flow rates are a waste of time as the oxygen does not have time to absorb into the wort, just makes a nice foam head in the fermentor. To measure flow have aquired a dwyer flow meter VFA-2 and set flow to .5 SCFM through a stainless air stone to get repeatable and predictable results. Here is a link to the Dwyer flowmeter http://www.dwyer-inst.com/htdocs/flo...A-VFBPrice.cfm

 
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