So I'm thinking of building an aeration wand... - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > So I'm thinking of building an aeration wand...

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-20-2008, 04:16 PM   #1
Anthony_Lopez
Recipes 
 
Mar 2008
Groton, MA
Posts: 1,536
Liked 24 Times on 10 Posts



At my company we have a good bit of copper tubing available as well as fittings, etc.

My basic design would be a straight copper wand capped at one end with an airstone (hopefully stainless).

I would hook up the other end to a simple aquarium pump and run from there with the fittings, etc.

Think this seems easy enough. Anyone have a better suggestion?

I didn't see much in the DIY links.
__________________
I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy.
--Tom Waits

You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline - it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.
--Frank Zappa

My Cheap and Easy Stirplate

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2008, 05:09 PM   #2
Arneba28
 
Arneba28's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
Amherst, Western New York
Posts: 2,193
Liked 17 Times on 12 Posts


sounds good!
__________________
My Kegerator Project

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2008, 05:27 PM   #3

Here's an idea. This is from northernbrewer. - $2.99 each

You could fab somethin similar to this. I put this on the end of a 3/8 hose clipped on the side of the fermentor.

http://www.northernbrewer.com/aeration.html

__________________
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. - Dale Carnegie

On Tap; Special Export, Spring SmaSH Summit, House Amber.

BS Nano-Brewery

|Myeast 50327|Easy Hop Oast|Smoked Homebrew|

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2008, 05:30 PM   #4
mr x
Recipes 
 
May 2007
Mainly Halifax
Posts: 1,576
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


Why not just get a degassing wand? It'll be cheaper, have no maintenance, and do just as good a job as the air pump.
__________________
This place really went to hell. Follow the OF standard stout. Bye.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2008, 05:31 PM   #5
Beerthoven
Recipes 
 
May 2007
Cary, NC
Posts: 2,176
Liked 36 Times on 31 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by NoClueBrewMaster
At my company we have a good bit of copper tubing available as well as fittings, etc.

My basic design would be a straight copper wand capped at one end with an airstone (hopefully stainless).

I would hook up the other end to a simple aquarium pump and run from there with the fittings, etc.

Think this seems easy enough. Anyone have a better suggestion?

I didn't see much in the DIY links.
Sounds like a good idea. I have a wand from William's Brewing, but if I could have made one I would have.

Click image for larger version

Name:	S78[1].jpg
Views:	473
Size:	16.8 KB
ID:	4833
__________________

Primary/Secondary: #133 Scottish 80/-
Kegged: #132 American Wheat
Planned: IPA, Brown, Pale Ale

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2008, 05:40 PM   #6

Quote:
Originally Posted by mr x
Why not just get a degassing wand? It'll be cheaper, have no maintenance, and do just as good a job as the air pump.

What??? - He wants to add O2 not take out CO2.
__________________
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. - Dale Carnegie

On Tap; Special Export, Spring SmaSH Summit, House Amber.

BS Nano-Brewery

|Myeast 50327|Easy Hop Oast|Smoked Homebrew|

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2008, 05:41 PM   #7
Anthony_Lopez
Recipes 
 
Mar 2008
Groton, MA
Posts: 1,536
Liked 24 Times on 10 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by mr x
Why not just get a degassing wand? It'll be cheaper, have no maintenance, and do just as good a job as the air pump.
degassing wand? explain...
__________________
I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy.
--Tom Waits

You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline - it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.
--Frank Zappa

My Cheap and Easy Stirplate

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2008, 05:43 PM   #8

Quote:
Originally Posted by NoClueBrewMaster
degassing wand? explain...

When you have wine and want it to be still (not sparkeling) you use this. I think Mr x misunderstood what you wanted to do.

It goes in a hand drill and whips up the fluid to release CO2. Its a 24" long shaft , 3/16" diameter and has two folding wings on the the end. The wings fold so you can get it in the carboy.

I don't think you want this.
__________________
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. - Dale Carnegie

On Tap; Special Export, Spring SmaSH Summit, House Amber.

BS Nano-Brewery

|Myeast 50327|Easy Hop Oast|Smoked Homebrew|


 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2008, 05:45 PM   #9
Anthony_Lopez
Recipes 
 
Mar 2008
Groton, MA
Posts: 1,536
Liked 24 Times on 10 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Schlenkerla
What??? - He wants to add O2 not take out CO2.

Agreed... this is intended for aeration before pitching my yeast...
__________________
I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy.
--Tom Waits

You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline - it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.
--Frank Zappa

My Cheap and Easy Stirplate

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2008, 05:48 PM   #10

FYI - Its one of these.

http://morewinemaking.com/view_product/19688/
__________________
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. - Dale Carnegie

On Tap; Special Export, Spring SmaSH Summit, House Amber.

BS Nano-Brewery

|Myeast 50327|Easy Hop Oast|Smoked Homebrew|

 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My bottling wand is gone... rflem550 Bottling/Kegging 10 04-28-2016 01:24 AM
De-gassing wand. GooBrew DIY Projects 6 07-10-2012 05:56 PM
Thinking of building a Brutus 10 clone digdan Brew Stands 8 04-10-2009 04:24 PM
Building my MLT manifold... I wanna make sure I'm thinking about this right... Anthony_Lopez Equipment/Sanitation 3 04-01-2008 08:00 PM
Thinking of building an easy MLT... burton178 Equipment/Sanitation 10 11-30-2007 04:13 PM


Forum Jump