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Lost O2 Sintered Stone in Bucket
« on: June 25, 2012, 04:46:11 AM »
I was oxygenating a 1.115 OG Imperial Stout this morning and the sintered stone came off the hose.

The right decision was NOT to dig around with my hand to get it, right?

Gave it O2 for 2-3 minutes last night when I pitched - got less than 30 secs before it flew off. Finished up without the stone, but I don't know that I got much dissolved.

Already getting some good krausen - should I just RDWHAHB and let 'er go?
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Re: Lost O2 Sintered Stone in Bucket
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2012, 04:52:24 AM »
I was oxygenating a 1.115 OG Imperial Stout this morning and the sintered stone came off the hose.

The right decision was NOT to dig around with my hand to get it, right?

Gave it O2 for 2-3 minutes last night when I pitched - got less than 30 secs before it flew off. Finished up without the stone, but I don't know that I got much dissolved.

Already getting some good krausen - should I just RDWHAHB and let 'er go?

Yep.  RDWHAHB.  See the stone in a few weeks.......
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Re: Lost O2 Sintered Stone in Bucket
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2012, 02:13:28 PM »
I was oxygenating a 1.115 OG Imperial Stout this morning and the sintered stone came off the hose.

The right decision was NOT to dig around with my hand to get it, right?

Gave it O2 for 2-3 minutes last night when I pitched - got less than 30 secs before it flew off. Finished up without the stone, but I don't know that I got much dissolved.

Already getting some good krausen - should I just RDWHAHB and let 'er go?

Yep.  RDWHAHB.  See the stone in a few weeks.......

I'd second that motion.
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Re: Lost O2 Sintered Stone in Bucket
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2012, 02:57:57 PM »
You made the right call for sure.  Just don't forget about it and flush the stone with the trub and yeast cake.
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Re: Lost O2 Sintered Stone in Bucket
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2012, 03:18:48 PM »
You made the right call for sure.  Just don't forget about it and flush the stone with the trub and yeast cake.
+1 If your like me I'd recommend some painters tape with a note stuck to the carboy.
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Re: Lost O2 Sintered Stone in Bucket
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2012, 10:13:19 PM »
Since it's a bucket I would fish it out with a sanitized spoon, but you can safely leave it at this point.
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Re: Lost O2 Sintered Stone in Bucket
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2012, 07:02:06 AM »
Since it's a bucket I would fish it out with a sanitized spoon, but you can safely leave it at this point.

I may try this after the yeast backs off a bit - I was very pleased with the shortened lag phase from adding O2, but this is the most vigorous fermentation that I've ever had! I had to change out the gallon-sized blowoff jug after about 12 hours.

Also +1 on the sticky note. I'll def have to do this or my stone will end up in the compost pile!
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Re: Lost O2 Sintered Stone in Bucket
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2012, 08:11:35 AM »
You made the right call for sure.  Just don't forget about it and flush the stone with the trub and yeast cake.
+1 If your like me I'd recommend some painters tape with a note stuck to the carboy.

Definitely.  I'm the doofus who flushed a stir bar one time.  It's probably stuck to the side of the stack, but I wouldn't want to fish it out and use it at this point anyway...
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Re: Lost O2 Sintered Stone in Bucket
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2012, 10:12:21 AM »
LOL!  Sticky note sounds like a great idea!
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