Wort Oxygenation & Aeration
MoreBeer! carries stainless oxygen stones that add oxygen to the wort at the time of fermentation through both aquarium pumps and oxygenation systems. Whichever type of wort oxygenation or aeration device you prefer, MoreBeer! offers them all at affordable prices!
- Only add oxygen to wort when inoculating at the beginning of fermentation. (Adding it later will oxydize the beer.)
- Only add oxygen to cooled wort (< 80 F). Adding oxygen to hot wort creates off flavors (Hot Side Aeration) and can darken the color.
- Yeast use all availible oxygen in the first 3-9 hours. As long as you are doing a 1 or 2 time dose and are not running pure oxygen on a continuous basis, there is no real danger of over-oxygenating, only under-oxygenating.