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Experiment results - Olive Oil Aeration
« on: August 03, 2016, 05:06:22 PM »
Does using olive oil in your wort substitute for traditional aeration?  Find out....we get the most definitive results yet!  https://www.experimentalbrew.com/experiments/writeups/writeup-olive-oil-vs-no-aeration
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Re: Experiment results - Olive Oil Aeration
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2016, 05:36:03 PM »
Does using olive oil in your wort substitute for traditional aeration?  Find out....we get the most definitive results yet!  https://www.experimentalbrew.com/experiments/writeups/writeup-olive-oil-vs-no-aeration

It's nice to see experiment/exbeeriment results that make perfect sense every once in awhile.  50 microliters of a substance that is not miscible with water on top of a volume of aqueous solution 380000 times greater has no effect on the yeast living within.  Interesting that the olive oil hypothesis ever took hold!

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Re: Experiment results - Olive Oil Aeration
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2016, 09:09:33 PM »
I thought this was debunked years ago.  But maybe it was clinging to life in the dark recess of the net.
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Re: Experiment results - Olive Oil Aeration
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2016, 09:22:51 PM »
I thought this was debunked years ago.  But maybe it was clinging to life in the dark recess of the net.

AFAIK, it's never been tested to this extent.
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Re: Experiment results - Olive Oil Aeration
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2016, 09:52:21 PM »
I thought this was debunked years ago.  But maybe it was clinging to life in the dark recess of the net.

AFAIK, it's never been tested to this extent.

OK.  That's probably true.  I'll need to make time to read the details. Despite my better intentions I got drawn from the Brewtan threads back into the 56 page thread on HBT started by our German friends. What a time suck.

I just remember the olive oil theory being hot for a bit and then being debunked.  Maybe sort of like stir plates.  Maybe I've been around too long...
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Re: Experiment results - Olive Oil Aeration
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2016, 10:03:50 PM »
I just remember the olive oil theory being hot for a bit and then being debunked.  Maybe sort of like stir plates.  Maybe I've been around too long...


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Re: Experiment results - Olive Oil Aeration
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2016, 12:52:50 PM »
What's next, debunking the sea monkey aeration?
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Re: Experiment results - Olive Oil Aeration
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2016, 05:43:17 PM »
What's next, debunking the sea monkey aeration?

I saw the South Park episode on what can happen in a Sea Monkey tank.  Not worth the risk of nuclear war if you ask me.   8)

I tried it a couple of times after BYO had an article on saying it seemed to work.  I never saw any difference over my normal (pretty awful) brewing technique at the time so I walked away from it.  Good to know it doesn't work.

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