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Old 10-01-2009, 12:30 AM   #1
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Default 12" (20QT) lids for keggles

I need to get some lids for my keggles and it seems that I can buy 12" flat aluminum lids all day long for ~10.00.

Is there a problem with me using aluminum lids just to retain the heat while heating my HLT and BK?


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Old 10-01-2009, 12:57 AM   #2
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I used an aluminum pot for a long time before I switched to my keggle. Don't buy into all the hype about not using aluminum. As far as the lids...aluminum will work fine. I actually just bought a 12" SS Pizza pan and bolted a handle to it.


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Old 10-01-2009, 01:01 AM   #3
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I'm not sure if you are asking if its ok to use a lid untill it comes to a boil or if you are questioning aluminum. Regardless, both are fine. Aluminum=good, Lid on pot=good till hot break approaches.
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Old 10-01-2009, 01:04 AM   #4
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Also, where are you buying the lids from. I have never really found a good source for my future keggle build.
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Old 10-01-2009, 01:14 AM   #5
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I was wondering if aluminum was ok to use. I also read that if you place a lid on the BK while it is boiling (or to elevate heat before the boil) that you would get off flavors...I can't recall tasting any off flavors when I did it during extract boiling....Am I way off on this one?


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Find a Restaurant Supply store in your area. They will have pot covers.
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IKEA has several sizes of glass lids that are under $10. The 13" http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60131531 keeps selling out really fast in Portland. Must be all the Keggle owners making a mad dash for them.
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haha thats funny...I will keep that in mind..thank you
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I was wondering if aluminum was ok to use. I also read that if you place a lid on the BK while it is boiling (or to elevate heat before the boil) that you would get off flavors...I can't recall tasting any off flavors when I did it during extract boiling....Am I way off on this one?


I am in CA. I found a restaurant supply when I was driving down the freeway today...decided to stop.
You're right. While boiling, lids should not be used. When you are trying to get it to boil, and immediately after you end your boil...lids are fine. After the boil is a must. You don't want anything getting in there at this point.
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I cut the hole in my keggle to match the lid from my 16qt stainless pot that i retired.


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