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Old 09-19-2012, 03:18 PM   #1
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Will this workflow present any issues?

I am planning on boiling (5 gal) in my kitchen and will be using a wort chiller to cool. Since connecting to my kitchen sink is not an option (wifey wanted one of those fancy faucets) I would bring the kettle down to the basement where I have a slop sink that I can easily connect the chiller too.

My question is do I need to be concerned about aeration while I move the kettle to the basement, or is there anything that I'm not thinking of? Just don't want to waste any good beer, I heard that's a sin.....

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Old 09-19-2012, 03:30 PM   #2
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You should be good - that would be considered hot-side aeration (I think) and there are some downsides but I would expect it to be minimal. After cooling, of course, you're going to want aeration. Probably more important that you get it cooled than worry about hot-side aeration!

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Old 09-19-2012, 04:00 PM   #3
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Don't worry about hot side aeration. I'd be more concerned about carrying 5 gallons of near-boiling wort down stairs...

Be careful.

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Old 09-19-2012, 04:01 PM   #4
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This ^^^

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Old 09-19-2012, 04:06 PM   #5
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Are you SURE you cant attach it to the sink? I thought this also but there was an adapter. You need to look at the underside of the faucet.

These:
http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...ducts_id=12969
http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...roducts_id=905


+100 on not carrying 5gal of boiling liquid anywhere...


AND I came in here wanting Visio...disappointed.

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Old 09-19-2012, 04:14 PM   #6
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Well the weight will be less than 50lbs so not real heavy, but a pot and liquid at or over 200F ouch man I see burns and scalding and pain specially if stairs are involved, my advise: Get a long hose from the spigot outside or even from the basement and a short one to run to the kitchen sink drain. I think that would be better than carrying about 50 lbs of 200F liquid down the steps ... but that just me... and I am old guy with bad knees

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Old 09-19-2012, 04:19 PM   #7
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i carry 5 gallons of freshly boiled wort through the house with every batch. you definitely need to be very careful with it. trace your path beforehand, clear any crap that is lying around so you don't trip, etc. and if you've never done it before, practice with cold water (for example, some of your strike water before you heat it).

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Stub your toe just once........I'm just sayin!

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Check out local hardware store for a faucet adapter. They are a few dollars and will make life a lot simpler.

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can you run a hose from the bathroom faucet ?

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