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Oyxgen Regulator with Flow Meter

Almencla Gas Flowmeter Oxygen Pressure Reducing Regulators Valve Designed with a Metal Core and a Copper Filter

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  • Reasonable structure, with strong operation, strong versatility and strong interchangeability.
  • Designed with a metal core and a copper filter those can filter impurities and clean the gas for your peace of mind.
  • The oxygen inhaler humidification bottle has a muffler to reduce noise.
  • Gas Flowmeter Oxygen Pressure Reducing Regulators Valve is made of metal.
  • Standard production workshop, with gas cylinder pressure display, pressure relief valve and humidification bottle interface, safe and hygienic, durable.

 

Why flow rate is helpful

Most regulators that homebrewers use for oxygenating wort are simple setups – Example – via William’s Brewing.  They attach to disposable oxygen tanks (typically sourced from a local hardware store) and are little more than on and off valves.  No gauges, no pressure control (other than the degree to which you open and close the valve) and no flow control.

Time and rate give you an idea of how much oxygen you’re really adding to your wort.  Time is easy to track.  Rate, not so much, at least with typical homebrew O2 regulators.  If you want more or less oxygen for your next batch, it’s mostly a guessing game.

Being able to set or monitor flow rate allows along with keeping track of time allow you to better control oxygenation.

Want something to work with your existing O2 regulator? – search oxygen flow meter to shop around for something compatible with your setup


Note that you need a compatible oxygen tank to go with this regulator.

Almencla Gas Flowmeter Oxygen Pressure Reducing Regulators Valve Designed with a Metal Core and a Copper Filter – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

Reader Tip: FOUR x Sanitary Air Filters [Oxygenation, Aeration, Siphon Starting] – $9.49, $2.37 each + free prime ship, w/coupon

Sanitary Air Filter,Ferroday 4Pcs Water Fittings for Beer Brew Keg and Homebrew (4pcs of Pack)

Sanitary Air Filter,Ferroday 4Pcs Water Fittings for Beer Brew Keg and Homebrew (4pcs of Pack)


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • 5/16″ barbed connections
  • Filters down to 0.023 micron at 99.99% efficiency
  • The large square filter has greater surface area than other filters
  • Perfect for aeration or oxygenation systems to Filter out any contaminants.

Note from HBF: These type of filters are sometimes used as part of oxygenation or aeration setups.  I’ve also used a similar filter to help start a siphon.  See MoreBeer’s Sterile Siphon Starter for more info on that process.  The basic idea is you use a compatible carboy hood and racking cane and blow into a compatible filter to start the flow of liquid.  The filter used in MoreBeer’s setup looks similar to this one, although I’m not certain it’s identical.

9/26/20 11 AM Central: These are selling for $9.99.  Click on “Save an extra 5% when you apply this coupon code” and the price drops to $9.49.  That figures to just $2.37 each. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

Sanitary Air Filter,Ferroday 4Pcs Water Fittings for Beer Brew Keg and Homebrew (4pcs of Pack)


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Oxygenation and Aeration Supplies at William’s Brewing

Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

.5 Micron Stainless Steel Diffusion Stone – for aeration & carbonation – $6.99, Best Price + Free Prime Ship

Stainless Steel Diffusion Stone, 0.5 Micron Aeration Stone, Carbonation Stone With 1/4" Barb For Brewing (0.5 Micron)

Stainless Steel Diffusion Stone, 0.5 Micron Aeration Stone, Carbonation Stone With 1/4″ Barb For Brewing (0.5 Micron)

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  • 304 SS Material★ All of diffusion stone is food grade 304 Stainless Steel. It features practical,healthier,anti-corrosion
  •  Quickly Carbonating Beer/Soda Water ★ CO2 or O2 will be forced through the millions of tiny pores in the stone, which dissolves the gas into the liquid. Let your beer or soda water get a good mouthfeel
  • Easy To Sanitize ★ soaking this 0.5 micron diffusion stone in boiling water for 20 to 30 seconds. Don’t touch the actual carbonated portion of the stone with your hands
  •  Easy To Install Or Use★ Using 1/4″ ID tubing to connect to the hose barb on the stone.This carbonation stone can used with the air pumps,no more need shaking your bottle

 

9/25/20 1 PM Central: This is on sale for just $6.99. That’s the best historical third party Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Stainless Steel Diffusion Stone, 0.5 Micron Aeration Stone, Carbonation Stone With 1/4″ Barb For Brewing (0.5 Micron) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Oxygen Injection System – Improve Fermentation & Decrease Lag Times… $30.19 + Free Shipping

Oxygen Injection System without Oxygen Tank

Oxygen Injection System.  Does not include tank.

Oxygenation generally improves the strength and vigor of your fermentations and helps to decrease lag times.

9/169/20 2 AM Central: This setup has dropped to just $30.19.  Shipping is also free to many US addressesPrices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Oxygen Injection System without Oxygen Tank


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Oxygen Air Flow Meter 0.1-1.5LPM Gas Flowmeter [Assist with Wort Oxygenation] – $13.99 + Free Prime Ship

JIAWANSHUN Oxygen Air Flow Meter 0.1-1.5LPM / Gas Flowmeter with Copper Connector For Oxygen Air Gas Conectrator

JIAWANSHUN Oxygen Air Flow Meter 0.1-1.5LPM / Gas Flowmeter with Copper Connector For Oxygen Air Gas Conectrator

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Mainly used to detect oxygen flow, control the flow of oxygen, the gas flow can be detected
  • Product function: to measure oxygen and other gas single-phase non-pulsating flow
  • Flow range: 0.1-1.5 LPM

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Most regulators that homebrewers use for oxygenating wort are simple setups – Example – via William’s Brewing.  They attach to disposable oxygen tanks (typically sourced from a local hardware store) and are little more than on and off valves.  No gauges, no pressure control (other than the degree to which you open and close the valve) and no flow control.

Time and rate give you an idea of how much oxygen you’re really adding to your wort.  Time is easy to track.  Rate, not so much, at least with typical homebrew O2 regulators.  If you want more or less oxygen for your next batch, it’s mostly a guessing game.

Enter an oxygen flow meter.  A flow meter, gives you an idea of flow rate

See this in action: Reader Photo: Oxygen Flow Meter [Assist with Wort Oxygenation]

9/11/20 11 PM Central: This has dropped to $13.99.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

JIAWANSHUN Oxygen Air Flow Meter 0.1-1.5LPM / Gas Flowmeter with Copper Connector For Oxygen Air Gas Conectrator


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.5 Micron Stainless Steel Diffusion Stone – for aeration & carbonation

Stainless Steel Diffusion Stone, 0.5 Micron Aeration Stone, Carbonation Stone With 1/4" Barb For Brewing (0.5 Micron)

Stainless Steel Diffusion Stone, 0.5 Micron Aeration Stone, Carbonation Stone With 1/4″ Barb For Brewing (0.5 Micron)

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • 304 SS Material★ All of diffusion stone is food grade 304 Stainless Steel. It features practical,healthier,anti-corrosion
  •  Quickly Carbonating Beer/Soda Water ★ CO2 or O2 will be forced through the millions of tiny pores in the stone, which dissolves the gas into the liquid. Let your beer or soda water get a good mouthfeel
  • Easy To Sanitize ★ soaking this 0.5 micron diffusion stone in boiling water for 20 to 30 seconds. Don’t touch the actual carbonated portion of the stone with your hands
  •  Easy To Install Or Use★ Using 1/4″ ID tubing to connect to the hose barb on the stone.This carbonation stone can used with the air pumps,no more need shaking your bottle

 

Stainless Steel Diffusion Stone, 0.5 Micron Aeration Stone, Carbonation Stone With 1/4″ Barb For Brewing (0.5 Micron) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Reader Tip: FOUR x Sanitary Air Filters [Oxygenation, Aeration, Siphon Starting] – $9.99, $2.50 each + free prime ship

Sanitary Air Filter,Ferroday 4Pcs Water Fittings for Beer Brew Keg and Homebrew (4pcs of Pack)

Sanitary Air Filter,Ferroday 4Pcs Water Fittings for Beer Brew Keg and Homebrew (4pcs of Pack)


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • 5/16″ barbed connections
  • Filters down to 0.023 micron at 99.99% efficiency
  • The large square filter has greater surface area than other filters
  • Perfect for aeration or oxygenation systems to Filter out any contaminants.

Note from HBF: These type of filters are sometimes used as part of oxygenation or aeration setups.  I’ve also used a similar filter to help start a siphon.  See MoreBeer’s Sterile Siphon Starter for more info on that process.  The basic idea is you use a compatible carboy hood and racking cane and blow into a compatible filter to start the flow of liquid.  The filter used in MoreBeer’s setup looks similar to this one, although I’m not certain it’s identical.

Sanitary Air Filter,Ferroday 4Pcs Water Fittings for Beer Brew Keg and Homebrew (4pcs of Pack)


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Oxygenation and Aeration Supplies at William’s Brewing

Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

Oxygen Flow Meter [Assist with Wort Oxygenation]

CNBTR LZQ-3 Acylic Flowmeter Gas Acrylic Metal Fitting Oxygen Flow Meter 0-5 LPM

CNBTR LZQ-3 Acylic Flowmeter Gas Acrylic Metal Fitting Oxygen Flow Meter 0-5 LPM

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  • Center distance: 65.5mm. Connection method: 8MM/0.31Inch (Hose Connection)
  • Easy to use:It is simple to use, and has 8mm barbs for convenient connection to hoses
  • Mainly used for detecting the oxygen flow, control oxygen flow and can be used in industry. Flowmeter Interface is connected by Thread Interface.
  • Product function: to measure gas single-phase non-pulsating flow

 

Using a Flow Meter For Increased Repeatability

Most regulators that homebrewers use for oxygenating wort are simple setups – Example – via William’s Brewing.  They attach to disposable oxygen tanks (typically sourced from a local hardware store) and are little more than on and off valves.  No gauges, no pressure control (other than the degree to which you open and close the valve) and no flow control.

Time and rate give you an idea of how much oxygen you’re really adding to your wort.  Time is easy to track.  Rate, not so much, at least with typical homebrew O2 regulators.  If you want more or less oxygen for your next batch, it’s mostly a guessing game.

Enter a flow meter.  This particular model has a range of 0 to 5 LPM.  This model also appears to have an knob that allows you to adjust the flow rate.  Note: .6 MPa is about 87 PSI.

With both time and flow rate you can establish a more reliable baseline to work off of.  This information should also help you to get better repeatability between brews.

Note that these are typically used for medical applications.  I’m not sure what the barb size is.  You will need to figure out tubing and connections to a compatible regulator and aeration/oxygenation stone.


CNBTR LZQ-3 Acylic Flowmeter Gas Acrylic Metal Fitting Oxygen Flow Meter 0-5 LPM – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

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NPT Threaded .5 Micron Oxygenation Stone for Inline Oxygenation – $15.99, Save $9 at Brew Hardware

STAINLESS OXYGEN (O2) .5 MICRON DIFFUSION STONE WITH 1/2" NPT THREADS

BrewHardware.com has some really unique gear (at generally great prices), including a selection of fittings disconnects, site glasses, brew kettle upgrades and a lot more.

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Diffusion Stones, or ‘Air Stones’, are commonly used to aerate wort before fermentation, which helps ensure a healthy start to the fermentation process. Diffusion Stones can be attached to compressed oxygen tanks or air pumps (such as those used with aquariums). This “Stone” is made of stainless steel, so it’s durable, easy to clean, and won’t crumble in your wort after a few uses like other materials! This 1/2 Micron stone produces very small bubbles, which are ideal for efficient absorption of the gas into your wort. However, it takes more pressure to force air through the smaller pores. This is not a problem when using compressed oxygen, but lightly-powered air pumps may not work well.
It’s important to clean and sanitize diffusion stones thoroughly before each use. And it helps to clean the stone immediately after use as well. Boiling the stone for at least 5 minutes in clean water is the only reliable way to clean and sanitize it completely. It’s important to make sure the air being fed into the stone is clean, to prevent contaminants from clogging the stone or infecting the wort. Ensure a clean air source or install an air filter. Avoid touching the porous surface of the stone to prevent any of the pores from becoming clogged.

The most common use for this specific stone is to build an inline oxygenation assembly where the stone is threaded into a 1/2″ NPT TEE so chilled wort passes the stone on the way to the fermenter. It’s important to limit the flow of oxygen in this setup to avoid over saturating the wort.

The barb size is 1/4″ so you can use 3/16″ or 1/4″ ID tubing.

 

As of this posting, this is on sale for $15.99.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

STAINLESS OXYGEN (O2) .5 MICRON DIFFUSION STONE WITH 1/2″ NPT THREADS

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Oxygen Injection System – Improve Fermentation & Decrease Lag Times

Oxygen Injection System without Oxygen Tank

Oxygen Injection System.  Does not include tank.

Oxygenation generally improves the strength and vigor of your fermentations and helps to decrease lag times.

Oxygen Injection System without Oxygen Tank


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