I have recruited a new beer nerd to our brewing ranks. Like many, the first kit he chose was a hop bomb (NB’s Pliny kit). I was thinking about how to make sure his beer would retain as much hops aroma/flavor as possible, and my thought turned to oxidation. He doesn’t keg (yet), but would it do any good to stick a flame of some sort into the carboy and burn up all the o2? I’m thinking like a long wooden skewer?
Or this could be the dumbest idea ever.