Enjoyed the discussion and the format as well as the wealth of experience borught to most of the topics. That said, I thought the comments about no-chill were the weak point in the entire discussion. Strong's idea that no-chill represents a greater danger of infection, seems to me unfounded. You are adding a self-sterilizing liquid to a container and closing it up. If anything this is less likely to be infected than a quick chill occasionally exposed to open air. If there is a difference in protein precipitation, that would be simple enough to measure. I doubt there is though, the material is denatured and is going to coagulate once it reaches a certain temp, and if it does so more slowly it doesn't matter because it will by the time fermentation is over. The one aspect I could see being different, is how late additions are affected by what amounts to a ong warm whirlpool. If the container is closed, you wouldn't lose a lot of aroma. I could see some additional bitterness coming from no-chill, but like everything it is different but not really inferior. You just have to know your system and your technique.