Originally Posted by Janx
Yep that's right...hot side aeration is any aeration of the mash or wort before it's chilled. So if you pour your hot wort into a fermenter or something, you're gonna get a lot of HSA. HSA can cause chill haze and some off flavors, but I don't want to stress anyone. It's not all that big a deal. Avoid it the best you can, but you kind of have to go out of your way to make it a major problem.
Interesting....well, the Brown Ale cooked up last night, and I did chill it before dumping it in the fermenter. No worries about clarity on THIS batch though...being a Brown Ale and all....I am planning on making a wheat beer in the future, and would like to get that as clear as possible. I'm wondering if it's the fact I'm using extract? Would that lessen the clarity of the wort.
And, seriously, someone needs to make Hop Air Fresheners...Willimettes smell AWESOME! Hehehe...