I'm sure I read somewhere it was OK to aerate until the SG passed the halfway mark on your planned attenuation. So if you're aiming for ~1.020 from 1.100 then unless it's past 1.060 I think you should be OK. I've never tried it though
I've read something similar, I couldn't remember what the cut-off is. If it were my beer, my cut-off would be a lot more conservative, maybe more like <20-25% of planned attenuation. I'd aerate if gravity > 1.080-84.
What I recall is that's it's OK up to 14-24 hours unless there's active fermentation at that point. And do you really need it? I've never re-aerated on any high gravity beer and always gotten great attenuation. Maybe it's better to deal with it up front with a large healthy starter and adequate aeration at the beginning.
I mainly ask because on the last few big beers I have done i have gotten some slightly hot flavours. I kept the temp down fairly well with a fridge and controller. and they did age out.
Probably I am over thinking this and will just whip it to a froth before pitching and call it good.
Check my math here
Fermentis says at packaging the s-04 has 6X10^9 cells per gramme (is gramme equivelent to gram?).
so two 11.5 gram packs should have;
6X10^9 = 6,000,000,000 X 11.5 = 69,000,000,000 X 2 = 138,000,000,000. Assuming a desired pitch rate of ~300 billion cells for this brew am I still only half way to proper pitching rate even if the yeast are perfect? I do have a third packet and could get more tomorrow but the third packet was destined for the small beer and the brew store is closed on mondays. grrr.