Originally Posted by juggaleo
I put the lid on my pot and zip my winter jacket around it.. Never lose a degree
Dito here. I have a winter hunting coat that has a thinsulate lining surounded by this poofy stuff inside the coat that traps air around the thinsulate. Air is a great insulator in this combination. I set the coat open on the island right behind me from the stove & set two pot holders on it. Then set the BK/MT on that & flip the hood over the kettle,wrap the coat sides around it. Then tie the sleeves around that. I do BIAB for PM as well,with my flaoting thermometer in the kettle lashed to the handle. This allows me to keep the lid seated all around the kettle to hold heat in. I've actually measured a 1 degree rise after the 1 hour mash. I suppose it's from the steam,which comes out when I open it.