In my ongoing quest to make my brewing process as perfect as possible, I've hit an impasse - I can't figure out if it even is a problem. And then, I don't know how to fix it anyway. Here's the essence of it:
Cold crashing wort after fermentation causes the beer to condense; the consequence of which is the intake of air (or starsan).
Obviously installing a filter will prevent any spoilers from getting in, but I also think about staling brought on by post-fermentation exposure to oxygen.
So is the amount of oxygen so small as to be insignificant? If true then yes indeed, I am being too anal.
Do pro-breweries address this? If so, what do they do?
No, I have not experienced any of the negative effects this post is concerned with, I'm just trying to fine-tune my process.