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Old 05-12-2008, 11:44 PM   #1
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I have to put my first runnings into a bucket because of lack of space. Are there any aeration problems with pouring this into the kettle or should it be siphoned?

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Old 05-13-2008, 12:11 AM   #2
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I always dump my runnings into the boil kettle with wild abandon; haven't ever had problems with hot side aeration.

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I've read you shouldn't pour hot wort, even preboil. However, I boil on my stove. NO way I can lift 6.5 gallons of 155 degree wort from the ground to my stove top. I always have to pour the sparge runnings into my "already starting to boil brewpot". No off-tastes so far that I could identify.

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I always dump my runnings into the boil kettle with wild abandon; haven't ever had problems with hot side aeration.
Cool, i'll climb up a step ladder and dump it from 8 feet in the air.
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I do that too. I collect my first and second runnings into a bucket (to measure the volume collected) and then dump them into the boil kettle. No evidence of HSA yet.

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Old 05-13-2008, 03:43 PM   #6
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I pour mine in to a bucket then in to my keggle.

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If you're concerned with HSA, you could collect in a bucket with a spigot and let it drain into the kettle slowly through some tubing.

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