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Old 12-01-2011, 11:59 AM   #1
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OK that pretty much sums up the question: should I put a lid on my kettle after flame out during the settling portion of the whirlpool (w or w out hops)? No need to worry about DMS or other funky off flavors at this point? Thanks

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Old 12-01-2011, 12:05 PM   #2
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I would leave the lid off at least until the temp drops to around 150F or so. Unless you boiled for 90+ minutes, there is still some DMS being released. Minimal perhaps, but above 140F, anything that creeps into the wort is killed anyway. So you are fine uncovered while the temps are high.


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I whirlpool cold, lid on.

This is one thing I don't understand about pro brewing, the hot whirlpool. What happens to all the cold break?
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I whirlpool cold, lid on.

This is one thing I don't understand about pro brewing, the hot whirlpool. What happens to all the cold break?
It goes to the fermenter and isn't given a second thought.

The trub sediments out in the kettle, along with the hops, after whirlpool. A tight cake of trub/hops forms on the bottom of the kettle (bowl shaped), the hot wort is drawn off from above it.
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