The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Insects

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-28-2007, 09:29 PM   #1
robnog
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bloomington, IN
Posts: 99
Default Insects

I've been brewing outside and I've noticed the number of insects increasing as the weather improves. I occasionally brew at night and the last time I noticed a number of moths flying around the lights. I'm not all that concerned during the boil, but I'm afraid something might fly into the kettle while I am chilling my wort. Does anyone cover their pot with a mosquito net or something similar while chilling?

I've never read anything about this, so maybe I am over thinking it a little bit.

__________________
robnog is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-28-2007, 09:35 PM   #2
david_42
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,648
Liked 131 Times on 124 Posts

Default

A piece of aluminum window screening works well.

__________________

Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

david_42 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-28-2007, 10:30 PM   #3
RickWG
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 227
Default

While chilling my wort I use my lid. Course I do it in the sink. With ice water. In the house....D'oh!

__________________
RickWG is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Insects in corn sugar mmc1 Cider Forum 6 04-07-2009 06:39 PM
insects in my 2-row! (pic) MrFebtober Recipes/Ingredients 25 08-06-2008 06:37 PM
What do you know about insects? (For brewery name) 9/9 Label Display & Discussion 26 01-24-2008 03:22 AM