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comment Aerating wort with an air pump. What's the proper gallon rating?
Here is a link (youtube.com/watch?v=ey0RFWIpnj0 go to 20:47) to an Q&A by White Labs where they said that it was necessary to shake the carboy for 20-25 minutes to get the proper aeration. To be fair I heard everything from 5+ minutes to get 8ppm of oxygen from shaking. What is interesting is that she said it doesn't matter too much for the first generation of yeast, but it is subsequent generations that will be unhealthy.
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comment Is it possible to use manifolds to transfer gas from one keg to another?
Duh moment on my part. Didn't know they performed just like aquarium air pump "check valves".
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accepted Is it possible to use manifolds to transfer gas from one keg to another?
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accepted Turning off co2 tank necessary when regulator psi set to 0?
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asked Is it possible to use manifolds to transfer gas from one keg to another?
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asked Turning off co2 tank necessary when regulator psi set to 0?
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accepted Why don't we force carbonate at a higher PSI
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asked Why don't we force carbonate at a higher PSI
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comment Aerating wort with an air pump. What's the proper gallon rating?
Its not working.
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comment Aerating wort with an air pump. What's the proper gallon rating?
A 2 micron stone is standard usage with a pump. How strong a pump... is the question. A .5 micron stone which is used for faster force carbonation is less likely to work or so I hear.
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comment Wort aeration on a budget
@DennyConn How long do you whip it for?
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asked Aerating wort with an air pump. What's the proper gallon rating?
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comment Do pin lock static relief valves need to be replaced after activation?
@jards I don't primary ferment in kegs. I had an unfortunate accident where a thermos holding active yeast blew up in my fridge destroying one of the tempered glass shelves. The yeast had been in there for only 4 hours as well. I was cleaning up little glass shards for hours. Instead now I ferment in a plastic bucket and transfer to a keg for extended aging. I slap the spunding valve on and regulate the build up of co2 over time. I do have a friend at work that does primary in his keg using the valve and he has had good success. I just don't like the fact that there is one point of failure.
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comment Should I sanitize my keg posts every time I attach a quick disconnect?
Thanks. I've given the answer to jsled as his answer was a little more detailed, but you really deserve it as well.
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accepted Should I sanitize my keg posts every time I attach a quick disconnect?
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comment Should I sanitize my keg posts every time I attach a quick disconnect?
Hmm, do you think it could contaminate the contents of the keg?