I crush and stir, and either let it sit for a few hours ( although the reaction occurs pretty fast), or pour it back and forth between a bucket and the kettle a few times, just to make sure that as many of the breakdown products can offgas.
The Fiesty(sic) Goat Brewery est. 2007 & Clusterfuggle Experimental Ales est. 2009
Planned: sLambic II, Flanders Red II, Orange Blossom Mead, Fat Man Porter
Primary:sLambic I, Janet's Brown
Secondary: Toasted Caramel Port, Flanders Red
Kegged: Hefeweizen, Centurion Falcon IPA< Dark Saison
2013 dump volume: ~2 gallons