The Ryobi aeration drill chuck will not close. Need new aeration drill. Please no keyless chuck.
Why not just buy a club oxygenation set-up and a few tanks?
The emperor is not as forgiving as i am
Or if we swing the kit, we could set it up as bring your own tank. They're pretty small and only about $10 at home Depot.
That O2 kit is pretty slick!
We should get another cheap cordless drill no matter what we decide.
Edit: there is no feasible way the club is going to pay for O2 tanks for members. If we were to do something like this, it would have to be BYO O2.
It's possible to put O2 in the chiller as it is now, but I'm hesitant to do so. The chiller is still pretty complicated for most brewers and adding extra things to adjust/clean is maybe not the best idea. Either way, here it is.
Midwest Supplies is having a 12% of sale for the next 72hrs if you guys are interested. I could order the Oxygenation Kit for the club if you wanted. Or maybe this is better saved for a conversation with those that make these decisions?
I like the oxygenation idea, however I do agree with Matt that it would have to be a BYOO2. We still need a drill. Cordless would be great as long as people remember to put it back on the charger. It would suck to finish a brew day only to find out that the battery on the drill was dead.
EDIT: Also I'm not convinced that the stone being attached to a metal tube is such a great idea. I can foresee the tube getting bent and becoming non-functional
Also, if someone touches the stone, it'll no longer work properly. I don't think this is a good idea with the amount of people we have using the brew house.
I think a corded drill would last a lot longer, and it's always ready to go without having to buy new batteries periodically. The oxygen stones are nice, but aren't they pretty tempermental if you don't take really good care of them? Maybe the stainless ones are more forgiving?
Matt, I really like the idea of an in-line O2 attachement. We can put a valve where the O2 hose would be attached so brewers have the option to use it. If they're not comfortable using it yet they can just keep that valve closed & chill as they normally would.
While this does make an extra step to the cooling process, brewers would have the option to not even look twice at it if they had another preffered method of oxygenation.
I think an in-line method of oxygenation is next-level type 'ish & would help all of us make the good-to-great leap with our brews.
I'll stop by the hardware store and get another drill. The O2 wands are great, but I agree that its unlikely to withstand the rigor of our group using it. I bought one a few years ago, $60 well spent in my opinion.
The next step for the chiller is to get the prechiller up and running, I think. This needs to be done for the chiller to be effective this summer.
Picked up the drill, will be at the brewhouse tomorrow night and drop it off
Awesome Jim, thank you!
NFC can sell us O2 for $30 for a 125 cubic foot tank (larger than a 20lb C02) once we own the tank. Price of the tank is about $250.
I might have an O2 tank not sure if it is the same. its one from a hospital. anyone know? I can bring it in this weekend
There is no way we are having oxygen tanks at the brewhouse. I'm sure we can all imagine why. Other options include:
- Shake it
- Whip it with a drill
- Use your own O2 and diffuser
- Don't do anything
What Matt said.
Oxygenation kits make great gifts. Put one on your Christmas lists.
Wait - we can't just leave the big oxygen tank next to the propane tanks and the smoker? You guys never want to have any fun.
How about leaving the o2 upstairs and running a line downstairs for saftey? maybe run the line in the fermroom so it is seperate from the open flame.
*whispers* must get the prechiller up and running . . . .
I'm actually going to try and tackle that this weekend, Jim! The warm weather today is just a warning for what's to come!
I'm at the Chicago Cup competition all day and evening Saturday, but could help you on Sunday after our barrel emptying-and-filling time.
Have you and Matt talked this through, he had some plans for it if I'm recalling correctly.
BTW, the drill is fixed. At least we'll have a backup now.
In Bill's defense, it was stuck open pretty good. I had to put on some grip gloves and yell like a barbarian to free the bit.
Work productivity at an all time low.
The new drill is also on the shelf, above the malt mill. Choices choices choices!
Unfortunately Jim... not all of us are Brandon Strong on the off chance the old drill jams up again. Thanks resolving this guys!
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