HOMEBREW Digest #5870 Tue 06 September 2011

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  RE: Ghetto aeration system ("David Houseman")

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2011 07:27:51 -0400 From: "David Houseman" <david.houseman at verizon.net> Subject: RE: Ghetto aeration system Yes, an aquarium pump and aeration stone of some sort is effective at oxygenation of wort. But don't stop there. Go to hospital supply or personal medical supply shops and buy a HEPA filter that will filter out airborne spores, bacteria, mold and wild yeast. Otherwise you are simply undoing any sanitation you may have attempted. I bought some filters for about $1 each that have hose barbs for 1/8 ID tubing on each end so it was easy to put this in line from the pump to the sanitized aeration stone. The only downside I found to the pump is that to get O2 saturation takes a lot longer than pure O2 and this results in far more foam. Dave Houseman Return to table of contents
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