Oxygenation of wort

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I've heard of some people using the disposable oxygen canisters you can
get at home depot.  Given that these don't claim to be food grade, has
anybody had or heard of any issues ?


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jamesrush@earthlink.net says...
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Just curious as to why you'd even bother?  A little vigorous
stirring/splashing as you transfer the wort to the fermenter and pitch
the yeast has always worked fine for me.  Ah well... it's all good.

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Many people use the Bernzomatic or similar O2 canisters. Kits are sold
with the fittings at my LHBS and online. No problems with that O2 as
opposed to medical grade. Shaking or a spinning whip will do as well.


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For the last couple of years I've been using medical grade O2 for my
medium to large beers in addition to starters with great results.
Since I don't have a medical condition or prescription requesting
medical O2, I'll most likely change over to Welding O2 when I run out.
Over the last couple of years I've been hearing that welding O2 is
cleaner than medical anyways.

Wild


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jamesrush@earthlink.net wrote:
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The oxygen for welding is the best there is for a homebrewer.

1. Has less impurities, impurities would lead to accidents in welding.
2. Has no fungicides, many medical grade oxygens has fungicides to
prevent some staff infections in the lungs.
3. Cheaper, if this is not the most important driving factor of using
canisters then I know of none other.

I personally only use oxygen if I am brewing a big stout or very strong
IPA, other than that shaking is fine. If you still have worries then
use an in line HEPA filter (the same people use for aquarium pumps).

Of all the things that could be in a batch of homebrewed beer, this is
the least dangerous.

Cheers


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You might give a thought to aviation oxygen.  A lot cheaper than
medical O2, but pretty clean.  Available from FBOs at large general
aviation airports.

eelloin


On 19 Jun 2006 12:31:21 -0700, Drunkpup@gmail.com wrote:

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