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Old 06-04-2012, 01:12 AM   #11
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Williamsbrewing.com oxygen aeration system with the wand, stone, hose, and regulator. Well worth the price IMO.
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:26 AM   #12
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Williamsbrewing.com oxygen aeration system with the wand, stone, hose, and regulator. Well worth the price IMO.
Those dont have a filter?Or need a filter? And how much are those oxygen tanks at hardware stores? Do you only aerate it once at first or do you keep it in and aerate again (think i read something about that) ?, after a few hours or hour or whatever?

 
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:32 AM   #13
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My first batch I just poured the wort into my fermentor from a good 3 feet up. Splashed out a lot by mistake. Second batch I got lazy and poured it in my fermentor, made some clips and attached them to my power drill and spun the monkey like mad, lotta bubbles.
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:53 AM   #14
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Those dont have a filter?Or need a filter? And how much are those oxygen tanks at hardware stores? Do you only aerate it once at first or do you keep it in and aerate again (think i read something about that) ?, after a few hours or hour or whatever?
Just once. It's pure oxygen. These smaller kits will do the trick just fine & I almost bought one just like it. I decided to go for the bigger tank because it was more cost effective in the long run. These smaller tanks run out much quicker than the welding sized tanks.

 
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:48 AM   #15
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I use the Fizz-X Degasser / Mixer available on eBay and have been extremely satisfied with it. The thing is extremely durable as I've also used it to agitate an ice bath while pre-chilling water for my CFC.
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:40 PM   #16
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I've poured my beer back and forth between two buckets. It seems to be effective, but it is quite messy as I tend to splash a lot of beer as I'm doing it. Of course, I've also usually got around a 6 pack in me so that doesn't help on the accuracy of pouring the beer...

I do think I'm going to invest in a paint mixer drill bit though for my future brews. Seems like it would be just as effective as my pouring method but far less messy...

 
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:43 PM   #17
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I just let my wort fall freely into the fermenter through a funnel then cap the carboy and shake the $4!+ out of it for 45 seconds. According to a rep at wyeast shaking anything over 45 seconds is a waste of time. Seems to work well as I've had no problems to this point and I'm on my 5th batch.

 
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:49 PM   #18
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Funnel into the carboy + shaking seems to work well. I haven't had yeast quit early on me yet. I think the quality and quantity of yeast is a lot more important than the quality of aeration.

 
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:56 PM   #19
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I use a wide mouth funnel with a screen filter on it, and it works wonders, the only PITA is when the hops and trub block the filter, then you just scrape it with a spoon. A good side effect is a cleaner fermenter in the end with less sediment.

I just would have a hard time justifying a $50+ investment in an oxygen aeration system, because it doesn't have any benefit besides saving time. I got a hydrometer because it saved beer, and that was my 56$ investment.

 
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