Wort Aeration System

SKU: 7862
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An efficient, sanitary and inexpensive way to aerate wort in the primary fermenter. The aquarium pump forces room air through the sanitiary, in-line HEPA filter which removes dirt and contaminants. Then the air is delivered to the wort through a stainless steel diffusion stone, which promotes rapid absorption into the wort. For best results, aerate your cooled wort for 20-30 minutes.

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Wort Aeration System

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I would suggest the following low cost modications Review by Allen
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I bought this because it was cheaper than trying to buy the individual components, even on eBay! I had a lot of trouble as others have described. I would like to offer some suggestions:

1) Getting the small air pump hose to attach to the inline filter. I got it on, but barely, even with hot water. I figured out that the 5/16" PVC tubing that I use for racking and bottling fits snuggly over this small air pump hose. The outer diameter of the small air pump hose was just a bit bigger than inner diameter of the racking tubing. Soak the racking tubing in hot water but keep the small tube cold and stiff. I was able to feed it 1 1/2" into a 3" piece of racking tubing. Once cooled, the two parts are very snub and won't come apart. I can now easily attach this home-made adapter to the inline filter.

2) The aeration stone and tubing will not stay at the bottom of the carboy full of wort. I would suggest another adaptation here. I took an old racking cane that I don't use anymore and took the bottom end cap off. I then cut about 3" of the 1/4" ID aeration stone tubing that the kit came with, soaked it in hot water and fit this tubing piece onto the bottom end of the racking cane. I fit the aeration stone to the other end. I then attached a length of 5/16" racking tubing to the top end of the cane and attached that to the outgoing end of the inline filter. I tested the entire system under pressure, and nothing blew apart.

3) The wort foams up like crazy! I was brewing the Smashing Pumpkin AG, and I couldn't aerate it for more than 2 minutes. The foam just would not subside either. I ended up capping the carboy and going back to rocking it for 5 minutes. The fermentation was very aggressive, so it sure wasn't lacking in oxygen. I wonder if certain beers are just going to foam up more than others? I have no solution for this problem. I guess any aeration system will run into this problem, even straight O2.

In summary, with the cheap and easy modifications, I am now very happy with the product. (Posted on 12/13/14)
seams to do the trick Review by jacob
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The one I received was not the one displayed in the pic but an air pump is an air pump as far as I can tell. The in line filter is a nice touch. My only problem is getting the stone to the bottom so I give it a quick swirl . I get very vigorous quick starting fermentations (Posted on 11/29/14)
Works as described Review by Raj
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This works as described. It is very quiet and it seems to do the trick. I had no problem getting the hose attached to the stone as some did. I've used it three times and so far so good! (Posted on 12/16/13)
Works well Review by David
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Bought it for my second time brewing. Tried using hot water on the small tube, but it still was difficult to slip over the filter.

As far as aerating the beer, it worked very nicely. Had to attach the blowoff tube because the krausen was coming up the airlock from the vigourous fermentation. The beer has another week on the secondary, but I can't wait to try it. (Posted on 11/15/13)
Great Review by Alan
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I read most of the reviews on this product and I found it to be very simple to assemble and use. It is well worth the money. Order and shipping was a snap and it arrived on time. Would defiantly recommend this product. (Posted on 11/9/13)
Worked great Review by Chris
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This product really made a difference. I ran thge unit for 20 minutes before pitching yeast. The yeast took off within 12 hours and active fermentation has been great. Only downside is attaching the small tube to a big nipple. (Posted on 11/7/13)
Gets the job done Review by Robert
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Product works fine but does take nearly 30 minutes to aerate 5 gallons. Overall I would recommend this product to anyone with aeration issues. (Posted on 10/28/13)
Works great. Review by Bernie
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Works great. The fermentation bucket/carboy is typically filled with foam in 20 to 25 minutes. Much easier than shaking or pouring back and forth. (Posted on 10/17/13)
Went with disposable O2, haven't looked back Review by jclaine
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I had one of these, used it for about 5-6 brews and it worked much better than bucket shaking and pouring but my filter and stone got compromised by mold (my idiotic fault) whet I was shopping for a replacement I decided to grab the disposable O2 bottle regulator kit for a few bucks more than what my replacement parts would have costed. I have used it on six beers now and it is far superior for a little bit more cash.

This is good but pumping pure O2 in your wort is better. (Posted on 10/3/13)
Works as expected Review by Packphin
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Easy to setup and use. Was concerned with previous reviews but went ahead and purchased it. Glad I did. A home brewing friend was impressed and wants to get one as well (as he said, a lot easier than pouring back and forth between bucket....and easier on the back). BTW, I have zero issues with stone floating; no modifications needed. (Posted on 9/3/13)

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