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Old 03-27-2007, 01:13 AM   #1
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When I do my first PM this weekend, I was wondering if you keep the lid on the water cooler while youre grains are mashing. Seems like you would to keep the heat in, but is there a reason not to
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Old 03-27-2007, 01:20 AM   #2
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yup.

Keep it on. Except when you are stirring. Kind of tricky to do with the lid on.

Oh, and checking the temp, unless you have a fancy probe thermometer setup going.
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Old 03-27-2007, 01:45 AM   #3
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no fancy probes, just a floater
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Old 03-27-2007, 01:50 PM   #4
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I just leave the thermometer in the mash and open the lid after 30 minutes to check.
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Old 03-27-2007, 01:58 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by david_42
I just leave the thermometer in the mash and open the lid after 30 minutes to check.
That's one nice thing about a very thick mash--you can stick a standard instant read thermometer in there and it will stay put.
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