Areated my wort during the sparge - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Areated my wort during the sparge

Thread Tools
Old 12-13-2012, 10:35 PM   #1
Jul 2012
Rogers, Arkansas
Posts: 44

My tube got clogged and dumped a bunch in at the same time. I saw where Palmer said this could cause flavor inconsistencies or something. Am I in big trouble?

Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 10:37 PM   #2
Nov 2011
, The south
Posts: 761
Liked 61 Times on 53 Posts

There's a lot of debate on this forum about hot side aeration. In my experience, you will be fine.
Happiness is in the eye of the beer holder

Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 10:42 PM   #3
jsmcclure's Avatar
Oct 2011
Edina, MN
Posts: 143
Liked 11 Times on 10 Posts

Yeah, I've heard more opinions that refute hot side aeration as a problem. I am a little careful but in the past would splash with reckless abandon. I don't think it changed my outcomes any.

Frankly, using a yeast starter and controlling fermentation temps are about the only things I'm really convinced make a big difference

Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 10:47 PM   #4
JonM's Avatar
Aug 2010
Posts: 8,225
Liked 3098 Times on 1791 Posts

You're fine. RDWHAHB and cheers!
Who is this Rorschach guy? And why did he paint so many pictures of my parents fighting?

Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 10:48 PM   #5
HoppyDaze's Avatar
Dec 2008
Wilsonville, OR
Posts: 12,627
Liked 2490 Times on 1736 Posts

HSA is not a myth...I've seen it with my own eyes.

"Dad, Bob broke your beer!"

*Member: The HBT Sweaty Fat Guys Cigar club

Advice for posting

Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 11:14 PM   #6
Dec 2012
Riverside, CA
Posts: 189
Liked 42 Times on 24 Posts

Pardon the beginner (hell, not even started yet, but trying to read and learn as much as possible before jumping in) but is HSA an issue at all pre-boil? I was under the impression that boiling would drive out dissolved gases, so aeration during mash and sparge would be non-issues.

Am I missing some point of this debate?

Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2012, 12:00 AM   #7
Sep 2012
, Ohio
Posts: 667
Liked 69 Times on 60 Posts

IMO it is non issue, I batch sparge and I stir the heck out of it with never an ill effect.
It might be an issue post boil before cooling though. I am not willing to test that one.

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Using ice to sparge and cool down wort? fluidmechanics General Beer Discussion 11 02-13-2012 05:40 AM
Extra wort after the sparge. What to do with it? Chris_in_Utah All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11 06-29-2011 01:57 PM
noob Mead racking mishap, areated it! Is it a lost cause? D0ug Mead Forum 3 10-21-2010 02:22 PM
Do you collect wort before you sparge? petep1980 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 6 10-13-2010 10:15 PM
Stuck sparge & hazy wort, what to do now? Tarheel4985 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11 05-10-2010 11:30 PM

Forum Jump