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Which oxygen stone/wand should I buy
« on: January 19, 2016, 10:02:16 PM »
I am finally buying an oxygen stone, a wand and an 02 tank (the tank from Home Depot?), and I see a number of choices out there. Does anyone have any suggestions about which stone and want to buy? I am only doing 5 gallon batches in an ale pail. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Which oxygen stone/wand should I buy
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2016, 10:13:49 PM »
I bought the long stemmed one from Williams Brewing.  I like it because it is rigid and can move it around in the wort. I generally use 90 seconds, not sure what level of oxy I'm entraining.   I use the red tank from H D.  I get several batches from one tank.  Now that I know you don't have to open all the way, duh.  I would like to have a refillable 5# tank for it though.
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Re: Which oxygen stone/wand should I buy
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2016, 10:28:24 PM »
I a .5 micro stone that works very well.  Mine is on the end of a length of beverage line.  If I ever have to buy another I would get one that is on a wand.  It seems like that would work better than the setup I have.

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Re: Which oxygen stone/wand should I buy
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2016, 10:40:33 PM »
That's the idea I was saying I would buy.  It allows to move the stone around and know where you are putting. 

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Re: Which oxygen stone/wand should I buy
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2016, 02:10:01 PM »
Thank you, everyone!
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Re: Which oxygen stone/wand should I buy
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2016, 02:54:05 PM »
I a .5 micro stone that works very well.  Mine is on the end of a length of beverage line.  If I ever have to buy another I would get one that is on a wand.  It seems like that would work better than the setup I have.

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I have the same setup. I eventually plan to replace it with this
http://www.morebeer.com/products/oxywand-05-micron.html
I like the fact that the stone uses a flared fitting to attach to the wand.  A while ago I saw some complaints about other ones where the glue holding the stone to the wand came undone.
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Re: Which oxygen stone/wand should I buy
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2016, 05:03:30 PM »
I use the morebeer regulator with a ss stone pressed into an old racking cane. It works.

One day I will upgrade to a medical bottle for larger volume less refills, and a stainless wand so I can boil the whole wand.

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Re: Which oxygen stone/wand should I buy
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2016, 05:45:15 PM »
I have the same setup. I eventually plan to replace it with this
http://www.morebeer.com/products/oxywand-05-micron.html
I like the fact that the stone uses a flared fitting to attach to the wand.  A while ago I saw some complaints about other ones where the glue holding the stone to the wand came undone.

Are some of them glued?  The stone on mine appears to be somehow fused (welded?) to the wand.
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Re: Which oxygen stone/wand should I buy
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2016, 06:06:06 PM »
I have the same setup. I eventually plan to replace it with this
http://www.morebeer.com/products/oxywand-05-micron.html
I like the fact that the stone uses a flared fitting to attach to the wand.  A while ago I saw some complaints about other ones where the glue holding the stone to the wand came undone.

This is the setup that I have and it works well.  I also like the idea of being able to easily remove the stone and boil it if it needs it.
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Re: Which oxygen stone/wand should I buy
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2016, 07:24:08 PM »
I have the same setup. I eventually plan to replace it with this
http://www.morebeer.com/products/oxywand-05-micron.html
I like the fact that the stone uses a flared fitting to attach to the wand.  A while ago I saw some complaints about other ones where the glue holding the stone to the wand came undone.

Are some of them glued?  The stone on mine appears to be somehow fused (welded?) to the wand.
I remember seeing complaints that the stones were glued on when I was first looking into getting one.  It's probably been a few years ago since I looked because I really dont use pure o2 that often. They all may be welded now, which would make more sense.   I think I would still prefer being able to remove it.
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Re: Which oxygen stone/wand should I buy
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2016, 07:49:08 PM »
I use the morebeer regulator with a ss stone pressed into an old racking cane. It works.

One day I will upgrade to a medical bottle for larger volume less refills, and a stainless wand so I can boil the whole wand.
Is there a (big) difference between medical O2 and welding O2?  I've been using my cutting torch for O2.
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Re: Which oxygen stone/wand should I buy
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2016, 09:29:29 PM »
I use the morebeer regulator with a ss stone pressed into an old racking cane. It works.

One day I will upgrade to a medical bottle for larger volume less refills, and a stainless wand so I can boil the whole wand.
Is there a (big) difference between medical O2 and welding O2?  I've been using my cutting torch for O2.
Nope. But medical tanks are bigger than the disposable tanks, and you can get regulators that adjust by liters per minute. Easier to find a set amount coming out, then just time it.

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Re: Which oxygen stone/wand should I buy
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2016, 10:15:04 PM »
I have the same setup. I eventually plan to replace it with this
http://www.morebeer.com/products/oxywand-05-micron.html
I like the fact that the stone uses a flared fitting to attach to the wand.  A while ago I saw some complaints about other ones where the glue holding the stone to the wand came undone.

This is the setup that I have and it works well.  I also like the idea of being able to easily remove the stone and boil it if it needs it.

Same here. And if the stone ever gets really bad, I can just buy another MFL stone for like $12 instead of replacing the entire wand.
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