Originally Posted by LovesIPA
Some people say hot side aeration (HSA) is a myth, and there are others who go to great lengths not to expose wort to oxygen. Just be aware that there are people who believe that you can oxidize wort pre-boil and have oxidation off-flavors show up post-fermentation. So if you're going to do it that way, don't just dump the bucket into the keggle.
On the other HSA may not even exist at the homebrewing scale. I don't think anyone has really done the research on it.
Oh yea...I agree not to splash things around.
I guess I am trying to see if I have a real use for this? I already drilled the holes and ordered the keggle conversion kit and site glass/thermometer kit as well.
I have 2 mash tuns (1 - 10ga, 1 -5ga), so I guess I could just use them like normal and make this my other brew pot because the one in the deal I picked up is not very good. Its thin aluminum and I think once I hit it with real heat it would burn the bottom extremely quick.
So I guess my keggle will become my main boiling pot. And I will use my normal boiling pot to be my lautering pot for the 170F water.
Guess I will look into building me a hop spider this weekend.