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Old 01-08-2013, 05:10 PM   #1
orangemen5
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I'm looking to brew a Russian imperial stout something with an og of 1.100 or higher. I use a mash paddle and shaking carboy to aerate now. It works great But I'm wondering for a bigger beer do you need to inject o2 or do something else

 
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:42 PM   #2
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injected O2 would help, but you'll be fine without it, i've done it many times

 
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:44 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dcp27
injected O2 would help, but you'll be fine without it, i've done it many times
Thanks that's what I wanted to hear

 
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:54 PM   #4
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Shaking/stirring works on big beers too. That is how I aerate all my brews, even my 9% Belgian Tripel and my 9.5% RIS. Just make sure to use LOTS of yeast and yeast nutrient. I usually double-pitch the RIS (2 packs US-05 or Notty) and add a heaping tablespoon each of yeast nutrient and yeast energizer. These are both extract recipes, and both ferment to around 1.018 and bottle-carb with no problems, so the yeast must be surviving somehow!
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:54 PM   #5
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Try pouring wort back and forth from kettle to bucket a few times and let it splash like hell! then shake it and you will be more than aerated.

 
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