Originally Posted by pnj
Is there any reason why I can't use a large funnel and just dump the hot wort into a winpak thing?
Is getting oxegen into the hot wort bad?
NO! YOU CAN'T do THAT!!!!!!!! Hot side Aeration!!!!!!!!!! BAD!
Except I did just that on the no chills I have done and both have turned out really well. The wheat I am drinking now was half no chilled and half old school, and the hops do stand out, but no other apparent taste problems.
And I scooped hot wort out of my boil kettle with a pitcher and poured it into a funnel with a hose on the end into my cube. The hose was like a blow off tube, and I cut it to go to the bottom of the cube, just to minimize agitation. But it got aerated even being gently poured into the funnel.
I am planning on installing a ball valve in my boil kettle soon.