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Old 12-13-2012, 10:35 PM   #1
Jul 2012
Rogers, Arkansas
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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?

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Old 12-13-2012, 10:37 PM   #2
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There's a lot of debate on this forum about hot side aeration. In my experience, you will be fine.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:42 PM   #3
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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

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Old 12-13-2012, 10:47 PM   #4
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You're fine. RDWHAHB and cheers!
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:48 PM   #5
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HSA is not a myth...I've seen it with my own eyes.

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Old 12-13-2012, 11:14 PM   #6
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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?

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Old 12-14-2012, 12:00 AM   #7
Sep 2012
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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.

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