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Old 03-19-2013, 05:04 PM   #1
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My last batch I brewed while i was cooling the wort down after the boil I stirred fairly heavy. There was a little bit of splashing but mostly I had a nice whirlpool going. I didn't know that this was not good. I have purchased a immersion chiller so this will not happen again. I am just curious to what off flavors to expect from adding oxygen during the cool down.

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Old 03-19-2013, 05:05 PM   #2
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You are good. It's only important not to add oxygen after you pitch the yeast! Whew!

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In fact, you should aerate with o2 before you pitch

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Don't worry, hot side aeration isn't thought to be the concern it was made out to be years ago.

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Ah I mis interpreted, HSA. Yeah, it's more of a homebrew boogeyman these days

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Pre-pitching of yeast you want to aerate your wort so stirring & splashing should not be a problem.

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The yeast need oxygen to multiply, you should always aerate/oxygenate your wort after cooling and prior to pitching yeast.

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Once I get the wort in my carboy I give it a good shake. But I was reading that before the wort is room temperature that oxygen was bad for the beer.

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Yes,it's def the reproduction phase where yeast need the o2. You then get healthy,very hungry yeast.

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Once I get the wort in my carboy I give it a good shake. But I was reading that before the wort is room temperature that oxygen was bad for the beer.
Yeah as Shooter said, hot side aeration is not really an issue
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