Diffusion Stone .5 Micron Carbonation Aie Stone

$8.50

Proper Oxygenation of your wort gives yeast the boost that they need right at the beginning of fermentation.  This reduces the chance of "off" flavors due to yeast stress.  While there are many factors that affect the health of yeast, lack of adequate oxygenation of the wort is one of the most common mistakes that even experienced brewers.Use this .5 micron oxygen stone with an oxygen source Like a portable oxygen tank or any regulated pure oxygen source to provide your yeast with oxygen pre-fermentation. The barb is 1/4” ID. (Note: We do not recommend these stones for applications with a "fish tank" air pump as they will NOT have the necessary PSI to force the air through the stone and into the wort)

Sanitizing your Diffusion Stone: To properly prepare your stone for use, we recommend you boil in water for 3-5 minutes. By heating the stone to boiling temperatures you kill all possible contaminants that may be hidden within the stones micro pores. Using a surface sanitizer is not a guarantee from contamination. Boiling also greatly reduces clogging issues by helping to remove sugar residue. If boiling is not an option, we recommend soaking in Star San, which will remove a majority of surface contamination/bacteria, but will not sanitize the interior of the stone which may or may not be contaminated. Please note that you do not want to touch the stainless stone portion with your hands. The oils on your fingers can actually clog the small pores in the stone.