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Re: oxygenation tips
« Reply #30 on: August 13, 2010, 01:43:29 AM »
I vaporize ground whole hops, and pump those aromatic vapors through a diffusion stone for a minute or two......just kidding, but I was thinking about that ;)


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Re: oxygenation tips
« Reply #31 on: August 14, 2010, 04:29:57 PM »
That's hilarious.  I'll have to remember that.
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Re: oxygenation tips
« Reply #32 on: August 25, 2010, 03:16:07 PM »
After using an immersion chiller, I use a Siphon Sprayer to transfer to my plastic primary.  Seems to work pretty well.
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Re: oxygenation tips
« Reply #33 on: August 27, 2010, 04:07:31 AM »
Someone might have mentioned this already, but what about using compressed O2? I heard you can buy oxygen canisters at the hardware store. I assume these are meant for cutting torches, and therefore not "medical grade" oxygen. Are they safe? Are they worthwhile?
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Re: oxygenation tips
« Reply #34 on: August 27, 2010, 04:33:08 AM »
Someone might have mentioned this already, but what about using compressed O2? I heard you can buy oxygen canisters at the hardware store. I assume these are meant for cutting torches, and therefore not "medical grade" oxygen. Are they safe? Are they worthwhile?


The worst O2 is what we are breathing. If you don't mind that then that stuff compressed in a can should be OK too.

 I wouldn't worry about "medical grade". You're not drinking home brew for you health after all.
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Re: oxygenation tips
« Reply #35 on: August 27, 2010, 01:03:08 PM »
Someone might have mentioned this already, but what about using compressed O2? I heard you can buy oxygen canisters at the hardware store. I assume these are meant for cutting torches, and therefore not "medical grade" oxygen. Are they safe? Are they worthwhile?
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Re: oxygenation tips
« Reply #36 on: August 28, 2010, 03:12:26 AM »
I wouldn't worry about "medical grade". You're not drinking home brew for you health after all.

HA! Good point!  ;D
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