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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%
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Old 07-24-2008, 06:02 PM   #1
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Default Poll: What Type of Aeration do you use?

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..


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Old 07-24-2008, 06:03 PM   #2
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Do that with a carboy!


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Old 07-24-2008, 06:05 PM   #3
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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.
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I just give the carboy a good 5 minute shake...always seems to work fine for me.
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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.
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I give it a good splashing on the way to the fermenting bucket.
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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....
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Bike pump....shower head....Huh?
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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.


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