- Feb 9, 2018
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Just brewed my 3rd extract brew a few days ago (Doppelbock). Was my 2nd time using the copper immersion chiller I made. During the post-boil chilling, I had a hard time getting the wort to a uniform temperature: the top layer of wort remained around 110-115 degrees while the middle and bottom were 60-70, after about 30 minutes. I eventually just poured my partial boil (2 gal) into my 60 degree top-off water (3 gal) and it was at pitching temperature immediately. I was trying not to stir the hot wort around to avoid HSA. The first time I used the immersion chiller, I stirred it around carelessly and ended up with a stale tasting beer (HSA is the only thing I can come up with for what went wrong, but I heard it can be pretty negligible). Should I just stir it next time and forget about HSA?