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    Hello,

    This maybe kind of a stupid question, but does anyone have any idea of how much oxygen they go through oxygenating their wort for a years worth of production? We are thinking of starting off brewing around 500 - 600 bbl a year. My business partners are working on our business plan and I'm trying to break down as many of the specifics as I can.

    thanks

    Matt Wears

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    Do you need oxygen? If using fresh dried yeast every time then you will only require it occasionally, mainly for very high gravity brewing. If using recovered yeast, does your yeast actually need oxygen, or does it only need air? Most yeasts only require aeration, not oxygenation, so you could use an oil free compressor with a sterilising filter just before injection. Only if you need above about 8 or 9 ppm do you benefit from using oxygen, because air will not give values above this level.
    dick

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    • #3
      If you go with aerating route i would suggest using Venturi Tube. This way you do not need compressor. Easy ti clean as well.

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