After I boil it and plop it in my utility sink - i throw my airstone in.
Does it matter at what temp I start? Should I cool it down to my 70's range and then do it?
Coming soon: Summer Ale, Hefeweizen
Fermenter: Hoegaarden Clone
Bottled: Hefeweizen, Hard Cider, Blackberry Bock, Cherry Coco Wheat
You want cool it down before you add oxygen. I do it as the last step before pitching yeast.
Oops, i've been doing it hot.
Think it will cause a big problem with my hefeweizen?
Aerating it hot will mostly just make it go stale faster. It's called "hot side aeration" if you want to google. But you probably aren't going to age a hefeweizen for 2 years anyway so it might not matter. Just start drinking early and often