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
Primary: Fat Man Porter, Orange Blossom Mead, sLambic I
Secondary: Flanders Red I
Kegged: 3 different ciders, Janet's Brown, Barrel-aged Stout, Hallertau Blanc Pale Ale
Bottled: Flanders Red I