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BBQBrew 05-17-2005 08:28 PM

Kettle Lid
I'm going to make a wort chiller but my kettle lid doesn't have a notch in it?!?!

It is stainless steel so I'm not sure what I would use if I decide to cut the notch myself....any suggestions??

Swervo Maneuver 05-17-2005 08:42 PM

Just leave the lid off while you chill.

andre the giant 05-17-2005 08:53 PM

I don't have a notch in my kettle lid, I just leave it off. Yes, there's an increased risk of contaminiation, but if you pitch a good healthy yeast into the chillled wort, I don't think there's anything to worry about.

If you do decide to cut through the lid, a dremel tool with a cutting blade might work, but you'd probably spend an awful lot of time doing it. A hacksaw would work too, but if your kettle is anything like mine, it will take a lot of work. (I'd rather spend my energy brewing and drinking beer. :) )

DeRoux's Broux 05-17-2005 09:12 PM

my lid isn't cut out for my chiller. i just plop the chiller in and slide the lid over as much of the opening as i can. it might leave a 1/2 inch opening at the widest point. nothing to get too worried about.

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