is there an easier way to aerate your wort. when I used my bucket, I simply snapped on the lid without a hole and shook the crap out of it. now that I have a big mouth bubbler I find it more difficult and am concerned that a. the pressure fit lids pops off & b. wort comes out of my bung hole…lol bung hole.
I use one of These myself and have been very happy with the results.
ahhh too easy, I can make one of those.
Spray a piece of foil with stars san hold it over the hole and shake.
same here. Just remember to charge the drill for brewday!
Sanitized aeration stone and tubing attached to oxygen bottle regulator…swizzle around the wort 15-30 seconds…Done!
Drain wide open splash splash into bucket shake shake pitch yeast shake shake some more. Nothing extra to clean.
Cheap aquarium pump and diffuser stone. Stick the tubing into a piece of an old racking cane, put the diffuser stone on the tubing then put it in the wort and let it rip for a minute or two. Sanitize everything first of course.
I used to use a medical O2 tank with the same set up but getting the O2 was a PIA. The aquarium pump doesn’t inject pure O2 but the quantity is enough for what we need IMHO.
I do use oxygen got a 02 medical set and reg set the flow of the reg. To 2 and let it flow to medical tubbing atached a stainless steel micron filter works perfect. Let it flow for 30 to 45 secs
That’s pretty much me too. I shake the living crap out of my buckets and I’m very happy with my fermentation results. A while back I saw some studies of the effectiveness of different methods that provided some numbers as opposed to anecdotes. The one below is the best I could find in a short search today, and does provide some insight.
If you pitch a large amount of fresh yeast aerating the wort is not all that necessary.