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Old 12-01-2011, 11:59 AM   #1
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OK that pretty much sums up the question: should I put a lid on my kettle after flame out during the settling portion of the whirlpool (w or w out hops)? No need to worry about DMS or other funky off flavors at this point? Thanks

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Old 12-01-2011, 12:05 PM   #2
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I would leave the lid off at least until the temp drops to around 150°F or so. Unless you boiled for 90+ minutes, there is still some DMS being released. Minimal perhaps, but above 140°F, anything that creeps into the wort is killed anyway. So you are fine uncovered while the temps are high.

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I whirlpool cold, lid on.

This is one thing I don't understand about pro brewing, the hot whirlpool. What happens to all the cold break?

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Old 12-01-2011, 01:22 PM   #4
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I whirlpool cold, lid on.

This is one thing I don't understand about pro brewing, the hot whirlpool. What happens to all the cold break?
It goes to the fermenter and isn't given a second thought.

The trub sediments out in the kettle, along with the hops, after whirlpool. A tight cake of trub/hops forms on the bottom of the kettle (bowl shaped), the hot wort is drawn off from above it.
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