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Beerthoven

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I aerate with one of these for 40 seconds.

The regulator and wand is $49 from William's Brewing and the tank is $8 at my local Lowe's Home Improvement. The tank is supposed to last for about 20 batches or so.

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yeah I am just looking for the cheap route. Oxygen may come in the future, but for know just wondering about the drill attachment
 

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My most recent brew (888RIS) was the first for which I took aeration into account. Previously, I had been siphoning and letting the wort drop from the top of the carboy. This time, before I siphoned from the kettle into the carboy, I applied my own high-tech aeration system:



It seemed to work pretty well, and I had airlock activity within 6 hours of pitching 3 pints of starter.
 

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I pour it into the carboy put on the stopper with hand over it, and shake the carboy for abour five minutes. I usually sanitize the stopper quickly after that. So far, so good.


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mot said:
yeah I am just looking for the cheap route. Oxygen may come in the future, but for know just wondering about the drill attachment
Before I got the O2 thingy as a gift, I poured back and forth between two buckets 6 or 8 times, or swirled the carboy for about 15 minutes.
 

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I have a mixing wand and it works excellent for aeration. On top of that, it makes a great tool for whirlpooling. Well worth the money.
 

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mot said:
http://www.midwestsupplies.com/products/ProdByID.aspx?ProdID=7131

Anyone have these that you use with a drill, what kind of aeration do they give you after chilling your wort?
I am moving to full boils, have just been shaking and it has worked great so far just looking for a little better ease of use.
We have a mix-stir and it works great with our regular (6.5G) carboys.

We have several 5G carboys with various size necks, and the blades won't fit through any of them. Which is a shame since we primarily got it for making meads, ciders, and cysers in the smaller containers.
 
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