Cheap alternative to more expensive regulators. It does what it's supposed to but I do wish I would have bought one with a gauge. I feel blind opening it up and letting it fly without knowing just how much O2 I'm pumping into my wort.
Works good, and faster than using an aquarium pump. fits the O2 bottles you get at the hardware store for soldering. You don't really have to open the valve very much to get 02 into the wort. Just wish a company would make one with a real flow meter built in...
Before I pulled the trigger on this thing I was pouring back and forth between the boil pot and fermenter to get a foamy head on my beer. This kinda worked - I got good beer - until I started to play with higher gravity worts. It wasn't until I started oxygenating with pure oxygen that I got the kind of attenuation I needed to make those dry Golden Strongs I love so much.
If you want a healthy, vigorous ferment, you need plenty of oxygen. The cylinders are pricey, but I get about ten batches out of one, so it's about $1 a batch. Worth it.
works Great with the red oxygen bottles.Hard to really determine the same setting each time by looking at the dial. So I turn it on in a bucket of Idophor solution until the bubbles are just fizzing out, then go straight to my fermenting vessel.
Love it!! Stupid me, didn't realize that the O2 bottles are left hand threads, thought I had a defective part. Low and behold, I figured it out and now 2 batches later, the lag time is phenomenally short, and the yeast love me(and the sugar)! Great item, great price, great people to buy homebrew items from. Thanks Morebeer!!!
My beer took a giant leap forward when I started Oxygenating with pure O2.
This product is unique in that it comes fitted with a 1/4" barb. Some models come fitted with a smaller barb, which means you have to fit 1/4" tubing around your stone and connect it to smaller tubing, which normally causes leaks. My first model had this issue, and after losing the O2 stone in the fermenter, I upgraded!
My only add-on would be a stainless want in place of tubing.
After finding out that medical oxygen is classified as a narcotic, and can't be obtained without a prescription, I started looking for another way to oxygenate my wort. This regulator works perfect for for the small portable oxygen tanks at Depot-o. Oxygenating sure beats the heck out of shaking carboys. Great product.
This is a very quality piece of equipment. Prior I had a one with a plastic dial and it broke... imagine that! This is all brass and will last a long time. A little high priced but the quality is worth it.