Originally Posted by Darwin18
You should probably revise this as:
Hot Side Aeration!!!!! Dun dun dun!!!
HSA is the last thing a brewer should worry about. Thank you,Charlie for instilling the fear of an almost mythical phenomena into new brewers while conversely not instilling them with the proper respect towards fermentation temps and starters for liquid Yeast.
Well said. I don't believe in HSA, at least pre-boil. I've never had occasion to worry about it post boil as there's no splashing of my wort while it's chilling. And even if it is a real thing, I thought the temp of concern was 140 F, not 86 F. If it was 86 F I think it would be more common since many of the retail thermometers, especially the digital ones, can be quite inaccurate, at least IME.
Also, to make sure I stay on topic:
Clean pre-boil, sanitize post boil.
I understand the concern. From day one brewer's are ingrained with impeccable sanitation habits, but there's simply no reason for it pre-boil since the wort and brew kettle will be sanitized during the boil.