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Old 01-13-2009, 03:00 PM   #1
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Default Oxygen for airation/can I use industrial oxygen?

Or does it have to be hospital grade stuff?

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Old 01-13-2009, 03:02 PM   #2
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You can use the stuff from a welding supplier; it will work fine. You can also use just plain air. I consistently get great results without all the fancy O2 stuff. I have an O2 kit, but I rarely use it since I found that increasing my pitching rate vastly improves my beer, regardless of aeration method.


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IF you are really concerned about the industrial oxygen, you can use a hepa filter that is available from a number of online homebrew stores.
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Most of the kits, and many of us use;



8 bucks at your hardware store....
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Most of the kits, and many of us use;



8 bucks at your hardware store....
How many batches does one of those cylinders do?

I am considering an aquarium air pump, but so far I am getting good results just using a whisk and whipping the wort into a froth.

I have even thought of using an electric mixer...
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Old 01-13-2009, 04:50 PM   #6
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I think I get about 1/2 doz or so batches from one of those cylinders. WEll now that I aerate it for 2-4 minutes instead of 10...lol
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I got about a dozen batches of 2 minute bursts out of mine...don't know why zman got so less...

Also it looks like bernzoamatic is now coming out with larger cans as well.
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Is there a link to show how to hook up one of those O2 cylinders for aeration? I would imagine you don't just hook it up to a hose.
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What is the regultator or device you use to dispense these benzo cans?
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Look at all the online homebrew stores for oxygen kits. They come with the regulator and stainless diffusor stone.


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