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Old 12-06-2009, 07:50 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 12-06-2009, 08:04 PM   #2
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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.

 
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Old 12-06-2009, 08:23 PM   #3
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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.

 
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:55 PM   #4
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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.

 
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:01 PM   #5
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Bringing mash water to temp and chilling I use mine. A pizza pan might work. I've seen some use foil when chilling.

 
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Old 12-07-2009, 12:43 AM   #6
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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?

 
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Old 12-07-2009, 01:03 AM   #7
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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.

 
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Old 12-07-2009, 01:03 AM   #8
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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...

 
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Old 12-07-2009, 01:39 AM   #9
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I dont use a lid and never had a problem. You dont want the lid on when your boiling anyway.

 
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Old 12-07-2009, 01:43 AM   #10
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When I can't find a lid for a large pot, I just use a cookie sheet.
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