Coldbreak Brewing Giveaway - Winners Drawn!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Other > Cheap and easy aeration gadget
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-09-2012, 08:06 PM   #161
Yambor44
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yambor44's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ocala Florida
Posts: 1,991
Liked 51 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by stamandster View Post
I'm going to try this into my plastic primary, got it in the other day and just waiting for a brew day. I'm hoping to have a similar effect when I pour the wort in.

http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.aspx?itemid=37444
Not to burst your bubble before you use it, but be prepared for it to clog. I have one and have tried to use it twice over the years. Both times it clogs pretty quick with hot break/cold break and hop debris.

Just thought I would mention it so you keep an eye on it.


Yambor44 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 12:06 AM   #162
stamandster
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: springfield, ma
Posts: 761
Liked 53 Times on 44 Posts
Likes Given: 26

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Yambor44 View Post
Not to burst your bubble before you use it, but be prepared for it to clog. I have one and have tried to use it twice over the years. Both times it clogs pretty quick with hot break/cold break and hop debris.

Just thought I would mention it so you keep an eye on it.
Yeah it does. I have to watch it constantly! Using a drain and tube helps to wash the trub away from the filter to the wort can pass through though. Just pouring it in doesn't work really well.


stamandster is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 09:12 PM   #163
Larso
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Dublin, Meath
Posts: 221
Liked 9 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Should my Venturi leak when starting off? Tried this today by strangling a section in the middle of my PVC transfer tube with 2 jubilee clips and I pierced a hole between the clips with a heated paper clip. It seemed to work when it gets going but leaked a little when starting (just did a dummy run with water). Is this normal?
Larso is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 10:46 PM   #164
Tinga
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: MN
Posts: 1,160
Liked 37 Times on 29 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Larso View Post
Should my Venturi leak when starting off? Tried this today by strangling a section in the middle of my PVC transfer tube with 2 jubilee clips and I pierced a hole between the clips with a heated paper clip. It seemed to work when it gets going but leaked a little when starting (just did a dummy run with water). Is this normal?
yeah. you can cover the hole when you start pumping if the leak bothers you. if you are siphoning that can be a little tricky but if you're only opening a ball valve if shouldn't be too hard.
Tinga is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 06:36 PM   #165
Larso
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Dublin, Meath
Posts: 221
Liked 9 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Made one of these by using a small section of copper in the middle of my transfer tube. Drilled a 1 mm hole in it. Transfer tube is1/2 inch and copper is about 8mm inner diameter. Damn thing just leaked all the time. I'm wondering if the flow from theboiler needs to be full on to achieve the Venturi effect? Only filled boiler about 1/3. Do you need a good head of pressure for this to work?

Thx

L
Larso is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 07:09 PM   #166
tre9er
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Lincoln, NE
Posts: 4,372
Liked 237 Times on 197 Posts
Likes Given: 35

Default

Yeah I'd just open it wide. Used this many times and never had leaks other than starting the siphon.
__________________
_________________________________
Skal!
Den Faaborg Bryggeri

Quote:
Originally Posted by davekippen View Post
Open log Fermenting and gas-can secondary?? I am planning my next brew right now!!
tre9er is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 07:21 PM   #167
Larso
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Dublin, Meath
Posts: 221
Liked 9 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Thanks tre9, must do another test run with more water an see what happens
Larso is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2012, 11:21 PM   #168
johnrm
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Ennis, Clare
Posts: 3
Default

Hey Guys,

I read a fair chunk of this thread, very clever stuff!

I have figured my own version which requires nothing more than drilling 2 holes in a little bottler, and the great news is that the little bottler still works 100%!

Drill hole 1/4 way up Little Bottler adapter, push the wand fully home, drill again through same hole, so this time through the wand.

Little bottler - with holes misaligned.
Aerator - with holes lined up!

Here it is...
johnrm is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 07:13 PM   #169
owentp
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Mattawan, MI
Posts: 334
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

where do you place this section of racking cane at in the process?
owentp is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 11:36 PM   #170
johnrm
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Ennis, Clare
Posts: 3
Default

I used this on a Coopers kit to aerate the water top-up which is fermenting now.
For AG, I guess I could use it to syphon from boiler to fermenter, up to now I have relied upon a hefty pour with good results.


johnrm is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cheap and easy degasser Brandon O Wine Making Forum 17 12-23-2009 01:35 PM
Easy Aeration Kit Mod iamjonsharp Equipment/Sanitation 1 03-07-2009 02:35 AM
Another Easy Aeration Method.... Schlenkerla General Techniques 18 06-16-2008 07:12 PM
Cheap, easy? Rob85 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 11-17-2005 12:49 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS