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NoisufnoC 12-06-2009 06:50 PM

No Lid For Brewpot
 
So I'm getting ready for a small brew day today of two 5 gal extract kits, and I can't find the lid to my brew pot. I'm fearing that it may have been thrown away accidentally on my last larger brew day. Can I brew without the lid? I assume I should be okay...right?

Anyone know of an online source that sells cheap lids for keggles and similar sized aluminum pots?

weirdboy 12-06-2009 07:04 PM

I don't even know where the lids for my brewpots are. Why would you need it? You definitely shouldn't be putting the lid on there during the boil.

buffalobrewer 12-06-2009 07:23 PM

it'll just take a little longer to get up to a boil (hopefully you don't cover during the boil). I got my keggle lids from amazon.

gtpro 12-06-2009 08:55 PM

the only time I like to cover my wort is when I'm chilling it, as that is when it gets into temperature ranges that can support microbial life.

bigjoe 12-06-2009 09:01 PM

Bringing mash water to temp and chilling I use mine. A pizza pan might work. I've seen some use foil when chilling.

Louielizard 12-06-2009 11:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gtpro (Post 1722683)
the only time I like to cover my wort is when I'm chilling it, as that is when it gets into temperature ranges that can support microbial life.

Wouldn't that make it harder to release heat?

gtpro 12-07-2009 12:03 AM

it probably does, but I just plunge the whole pot into a sink full of ice water, takes about 15 minutes and I dont have to worry about contamination from airborne bugs.

Boondoggie 12-07-2009 12:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Louielizard (Post 1722898)
Wouldn't that make it harder to release heat?

that, and i stir the pot with the chiller to speed it along...

lid is nice for getting to boil, and holding steeping temp...

yeastluvr 12-07-2009 12:39 AM

I dont use a lid and never had a problem. You dont want the lid on when your boiling anyway.

ChshreCat 12-07-2009 12:43 AM

When I can't find a lid for a large pot, I just use a cookie sheet.


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