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Old 01-02-2013, 07:01 PM   #1
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Default First AG Brew Day in 10 Months ...and 1 fatal problem

So I haven't brewed in 10 months (I know, shame on me!). Everything went well as I took my time and consumed a growler of Troegs scratch #83 - Impending Descent.

But then I made a fatal mistake. After the boil, I put the pot in some snow and stirred like hell to bring the temperature down before adding the yeast.

HSA. Am I doomed?

It's a 5 gallon batch of Russian Imperial Stout, with 25 pounds of grain, dark chocolate, pomegranate and I plan on adding a little coffee on bottling day.

RDWHAHB???


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Old 01-02-2013, 07:07 PM   #2
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Did you splash a bunch while you were stirring? Simply creating a whirlpool isn't going to do a lot of HSA - people do whirlpools all the time while cooling.
Even if you splashed a little and you get some oxidation, I doubt it'll be noticeable in an RIS.

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Old 01-02-2013, 07:08 PM   #3
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I know this is no help, but how rockin' was Impending Descent? I had that at the brewery and it was knock your socks off good. Hope your beer turns out well.
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haha, thanks for the reply. I would say I splashed it quite a bit. Probably as much as you could without it spashing out all over my feet.
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Oh, Impending Descent was incredible. It's not an easy thing to say, but it may be my favorite of all the scratch beers I've tried. I had to keep going back to take more than my fair share.
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HSA is way overblown IMO.
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Yeah I've read a lot about it today on old threads (5 years) and there seems to be a lot of conflicting answers.
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I don't think HSA is considered the boogeyman it once was.
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I thought that HSA was a potential concern pre-boil, not post-boil.

Either way, I don't think it's really a worry for homebrewers.
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Thanks. That's what I was leaning towards after countless threads on the subject. Not that I'll encourage it or make the same mistake again.

Awesome quote by the way!


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