Poll: What Type of Aeration do you use? - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Poll: What Type of Aeration do you use?

View Poll Results: What method do you use to aerate your wort?
I don't aerate (just top off w/ water) 12 8.70%
Pouring wort back & forth 15 10.87%
Shaking the fermentor 54 39.13%
Mechanical Mixer (Paint or Drywall Mixer w/ a Drill) 8 5.80%
Racking Nozzle 13 9.42%
Aquarium Pump 13 9.42%
Oxygen w/ .5 micron stone 27 19.57%
Oxygen w/ 2 micron stone 13 9.42%
Bicycle Pump fitted with a shower head on hose 0 0%
Too drunk, normally forget to do this.... 5 3.62%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 138. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-24-2008, 06:02 PM   #1


What kind of aeration device do you use?

I bought an aeration kit from the LHBS. Its for the typical air pump set-up w/ the hose, filter & stone. No pump. I wanted to go with oxygen so I got this particular kit and a O2 regulator.

I went to a HB meeting and was talking about this and the conversation turned to the micron size of the stone. .5 or 2

I got a 2. Then I was told I need to take it back and get .5 micron. They said a 2 micro won't work as good.

Is this correct? Does it really matter? BTW - I haven't it yet..
__________________
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 07-24-2008, 06:03 PM   #2
Alamo_Beer
 
Alamo_Beer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2006
Manor, Tx
Posts: 2,439
Liked 9 Times on 6 Posts


A paint mixer on a drill

Do that with a carboy!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2008, 06:05 PM   #3
Lil' Sparky
Cowboys EAC
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Lil' Sparky's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2006
Honolulu, HI
Posts: 3,959
Liked 73 Times on 46 Posts


Were you going to add a poll to this?

I don't aerate other than letting the chilled wort splash into the carboy as I pump it in. Not really aerating at all I guess. Never had a problem.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by duffman2 View Post
I dub this beer the Double Slutty Triple Nutty Bodacious Booty Brunette!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2008, 06:09 PM   #4
Bopper
 
Bopper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2006
Posts: 1,999
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


I just give the carboy a good 5 minute shake...always seems to work fine for me.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2008, 06:10 PM   #5
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2007
"Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,921
Liked 3198 Times on 1886 Posts


I use a SS stone and Oxygen bottle....After the first use, I too a piece of racking cane and mounted it between the hose and the stone (Williams Brewing sells a unit with a wand on it.)

The williams website says the stone is 2 microns.....

I don't know if it really matters as long as it is bubbling O2 into your wort....It's probably a matter of prefrence, and like so much in this hobby, if you don't do it a certain brewer's preferred way then you are doing it wrong in their eyes.

Even entire clubs can believe in something...I was shocked when I went to my nephews brewclub how noone use the stockpots that came with their turkey fryers....you know, the old alzhymer's fear...I had to slap some of those fool aside the head to set them straight.
__________________
Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew


 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2008, 06:11 PM   #6
blacklab
Registered User
 
blacklab's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2007
Portland, ME
Posts: 2,391
Liked 48 Times on 27 Posts


I give it a good splashing on the way to the fermenting bucket.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2008, 06:12 PM   #7

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lil' Sparky View Post
Were you going to add a poll to this?

I don't aerate other than letting the chilled wort splash into the carboy as I pump it in. Not really aerating at all I guess. Never had a problem.
It should be there now....
__________________
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 07-24-2008, 06:12 PM   #8
Alamo_Beer
 
Alamo_Beer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2006
Manor, Tx
Posts: 2,439
Liked 9 Times on 6 Posts


Bike pump....shower head....Huh?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2008, 06:13 PM   #9
BuffaloSabresBrewer
 
BuffaloSabresBrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2007
Posts: 2,218
Liked 18 Times on 13 Posts


Put my face in my kettle and go " bulabablllllllla bulabaabla".
__________________
Quote:
DeathBrewer:
maybe i'll post an ad:

Single male seeks double-jointed supermodel who owns a brewery and grows her own pot. Access to free concert tickets a plus!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2008, 06:14 PM   #10
ohiobrewtus
 
ohiobrewtus's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2006
Ohio
Posts: 7,785
Liked 63 Times on 55 Posts


The only aeration my beer gets is going from the keggle to the primary though a strainer. It's worked just fine for me thus far.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_bird
Well, if you *love* it.... again, note that my A.S.S. has five pounds.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Poll maybe? SRFeldman79 General Beer Discussion 7 02-02-2008 09:02 PM
07.07.07 - Last Poll Orfy Recipes/Ingredients 28 02-14-2007 04:12 PM
Poll Poll Denny's Evil Concoctions Drunken Ramblings and Mindless Mumbling 2 09-18-2006 07:14 PM


Forum Jump