one gallon aeration. - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > one gallon aeration.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-29-2012, 04:07 AM   #1
Fireman-Mike
Recipes 
 
Dec 2012
Posts: 50
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts



Just bottled my first batch today and plan on brewing my second tomorrow. My question is how long should i run a fish tank pump in my one gallon fermentation jug? Ive got a stainless steel diffuser and a .5 micron filter. Ive read that 15-20 minutes is enough but didnt know if the time was different for a one gallon batch.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 04:38 AM   #2
IffyG
Recipes 
 
Oct 2009
Nashville
Posts: 1,393
Liked 62 Times on 51 Posts


I wouldn't even bother using the aquarium pump. Sanitize a small piece of plastic wrap, cover up the hole and shake that SOB for a minute or two. Works perfectly for me.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 04:41 AM   #3
mb82
Recipes 
 
Apr 2012
Charlottesville, Va
Posts: 705
Liked 70 Times on 59 Posts


With normal air it is nearly to totally impossible to over aerate. For my 1.5 gal batches I aerate for 10-15 minutes while I am cleaning up. My 3-5 gal batches I clean up and eat so maybe 30 minutes.
__________________
Suburban Farmhouse Brewery

Primary: Home Hops 15 IPA
Bottled: Huis Koyt, Summer In Sommelsdijk, Trekker Huis ( Tractor House) Saison
Up coming beers: Higgs Special with Homegrown hops

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 05:30 AM   #4
TheBeerist
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
TheBeerist's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2010
Seattle, WA
Posts: 257
Liked 13 Times on 13 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by IffyG View Post
I wouldn't even bother using the aquarium pump. Sanitize a small piece of plastic wrap, cover up the hole and shake that SOB for a minute or two. Works perfectly for me.
I agree with this, as long as you're not brewing high gravity beers. Cap it, shake it, call it a day.

While yes, it's probably impossible to over aerate with a stone, I would worry that the longer you pump air into your wort, the more chance you have of pumping something bad in and getting a secondary infection. The risks (and the hassle) far outweigh the benefits.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 03:37 PM   #5
dadshomebrewing
Recipes 
 
Oct 2012
Chicago, Il
Posts: 817
Liked 110 Times on 76 Posts


to aerate one gallon of wort, simply shake the snot out of the carboy before you put the yeast in.

any more than that is a waste of effort.

i brew exclusively one gallon batches, in carboys, and what i do is pour about half the wort into the carboy, and shake the stuffing out of it for a couple minutes, then pour the rest in and repeat.

then i pitch the yeast, and give it a couple gentle shakes to get mixed properly, put in the blow-off, and wait about 4 - 5 hours for the fun to start.


__________________
'Tis himself

In the fermenters: nada

In the bottle: nada

In the fridge(and the glass): nada

On Deck: anything i can think of

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Igloo industrial cooler vs Rubbermaid, 2 gallon vs 3 gallon, partial mash tun Stein Equipment/Sanitation 4 10-22-2014 01:49 AM
8 Gallon Batch - 10 Gallon Kettle - (2) 5 Gallon Carboys BassBeer Extract Brewing 6 10-07-2012 08:23 PM
Excessive head space (1 gallon in 5 gallon bucket) a problem during primary? Peppers16 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 05-28-2012 09:17 AM
Wanted: 10 gallon mash tun, Wort chiller, 10 Gallon kettle zach1288 For Sale 7 11-10-2011 03:35 AM
10 gallon and 5 gallon rubbermaid water coolers delivered for 68 bucks. RedOctober Equipment/Sanitation 6 12-12-2008 06:33 PM


Forum Jump