Originally Posted by david_42
HSA isn't a problem.
Cool. Two votes squashing HSA concerns across the board.
Originally Posted by Walker
As soon as the 1st runnings are in the kettle, I light the fire. That starts heating up while I dump in sparge water, stir, let it rest for a few minutes, and then recirculate. I then transfer these runnings right into the kettle with the first runnings.
Transfer via vinyl tube which reaches down into the kettle? I guess I was just worried about it sitting down there on the bottom of my fired-up brew kettle getting melted. I suppose I could make sure it was suspended.
I imagine I won't do the early boil the first few times I brew anyway. I'll want to get a SG reading of the full pre-boil volume to figure out what efficiency I'm hitting.