Originally Posted by narl79
I use a strainer I got at walmart that has extendable arms and after my work cools I dump it back and fourth a few times to get all the hops out and to airate . You cant have too much o2 before putinf in the fermenter can you
You really cant, at least not using that technique. There have been some studies done showing the effectiveness of various aeration techniques. Short of going to a pure O2 bottle, it's almost impossible to get past 8ppm. See: http://www.wyeastlab.com/hb_oxygenation.cfm
Personally I use an aquarium pump and stone, and my yeast have been happy. After reading the above though, I learned that my previous habit of aerating for 20minutes was just a waste of time. I've cut it back to ~5 minutes now and as suggested by the data, haven't noticed a bit of difference in yeast health.
Your method sounds like it'll do just fine. If/when you are doing larger batches (I often do 10 gal for example), you'll find that you might need a new method though.