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Old 02-21-2013, 05:23 AM   #1
Aug 2012
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Will I be ok brewing a 1.072 beer with draining the kettle into my fermenter splashing it in there, and then shaking the carboy up? I was thinking about buying an aeration system, but I don't generally brew beers this big, so I wanted to avoid it if possible.

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Old 02-21-2013, 05:44 AM   #2
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You should be fine. That's what I do with all my brews, including many 1.065+. I pour vigorously though - there's quite a bit of foam there when its all transferred. Another option is a strainer; a good one is maybe $15.

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Old 02-21-2013, 06:04 AM   #3
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Give it a good shake and you should be ok. If you do make the leap to better your fermentation, go with an oxygen system. Only real way to get the correct ppm.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:07 AM   #4
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You are probably okay but i like to pour the wort back and forth between two brewing buckets a few times, works great and is free.

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Old 02-21-2013, 08:33 AM   #5
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I agree, I normally pour form one container to another about three times, while pouring as high above the container as possible to create a lot of aeration. It's super foamy when I'm done. Works great.

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Old 02-21-2013, 09:10 AM   #6
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I often wonder what people did before we started bottling and injecting O2 into our beers. I guess we probably didn't make too many of them? Are "big" beers a new-ish phenomenon In the beer world (so to speak?). I ask myself that question along a lot of similar type queries, like wort chillers, etc.

I am getting an O2 system myself for the record. They seem pretty affordable for how long they last, and how much you can potentially get. I find too often it is my mashing and temp control that really has improved my attenuation. I wouldn't toss money at an O2 system until I had perfected that first.

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Old 02-21-2013, 09:23 AM   #7
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I let it drain from my bottling bucket into my primary bucket from the counter (roughly 3 feet). It's nice and foamy afterward and my fermentations usually start pretty quickly even without re-hydrating dry yeast.
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:42 PM   #8
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Be sure you pitch enough yeast ta boot.
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:03 AM   #9
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Thanks everyone, I just bought aeration kit anyways

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