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  1. I

    Had fermenter lid open for hours before adding yeast

    Hi, I added in my wort and topped it to 25l (I had to add ice cubes and wrap a wet towel around the fermenter to cool it down before adding the yeast) I had the lid open for about 5 hours as I let it cool down before adding the yeast at the correct temperature. Is this okay to do? Will it...
  2. B

    How to oxygenate 5 gallon batch?

    I recently got a 5 gallon carboy and I love it, but I'm wondering if there is a better way to oxygenate it. For the last batch I filled it half way and shook it then filled it the rest of the way. It seemed to work ok, but I have to imagine only shaking half of it and then waiting 24 hours for...
  3. M

    Did I just dead my yeast?

    Hello folks I'm new to Homebrewtalk and I'm looking forward to get to know more about mead making. I recently started to making my first mead. When I started my gravity (OG) was 1.110 and I wanted to make 14L mead in a 25L fermenter (I couldn't find anything smaller). 10.5L water for 5 kg...
  4. GrowleyMonster

    Let's talk about Oxygen.

    So far, I have not oxygenated any of my beers. Seems to work okay. Using US-05 yeast either pitched fresh on new wort, or left in the trub and the next batch poured directly on it. I have even gone so far as to purge the fermenter with C02, thinking it was a good idea because Oxygen is the enemy...
  5. homebrewbeliever

    Oxygenating/aerating tea prior to primary fermentation?

    Hello, community! I am moving from homebrewing beer to making kombucha, and I'm working to see what of my beer making gear I can adapt for kombucha use. I have an oxygenation stone for aerating wort and I'm wondering if the SCOBY yeasts benefit from well-oxygenated tea, just like yeasts benefit...
  6. B

    In-Line Oxygenation Help

    Hello fellow brewers :), This is my first post as a new member so I apologize if this is a repetitive post or if it is in the wrong section (I couldn’t find the question I’m looking to answer anywhere else on the forum). So basically I’m looking to take my brewing to the next level and...
  7. B

    Oxygenation and shoulder challenges

    I made my firs attempt to graduate from 3 gallons to 5 gallons (Vienna Lager) My aging shoulders protested during the "vigorous shaking carboy" stage Has anyone on the forum tried adapting the rocker style butter churn design to hold the carboy during oxygenation? I will need to make sure I have...
  8. micraftbeer

    Where do You Find Notable Difference with Oxygenation Stones?

    I've been trying out some oxygenation stones (both 0.5 micron + O2 tank, and aquarium pump + 2 micron stone) lately. My standing process is I pass the wort through a strainer as I transfer from kettle to fermentor and let that aerate/splash. I did two trials where I split my wort into 3...
  9. micraftbeer

    Fermentation Oxygenation Study- Looking for Input

    I'm planning to do a hands-on review to compare the effect/effectiveness of an "oxygenation stone + oxygen tank" vs. "oxygenation stone + aquarium pump" vs. "none of the above". I plan to make one large batch, split it into 3 identical fermentors, with identical temperature control systems, and...
  10. darkhorse01253

    Loss of hop aroma before bottling.

    Hey guys, this is my first proper post so I hope it is in the correct area. Please have it moved it if is better suited somewhere else. I recently brewed an imperial IPA (1 gallon) which tasted great when I tried a little before bottling, during the check of the gravity after 2 weeks...
  11. RushN24

    I knew Aeration Equipment is a Waste of $...

    I read this study a while back and thought it might be interesting to share it here with HBT. This is not my work at all and I take no credit for anthing other than posting it here for you fine brewers to read.It is just something I found interesting when doing some research. Check it out and...
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