When doing small batches on the stove-top I'll leave the lids on while it takes it sweet time heating up. Once hotbreak gets close I'll take the lid off, then once it's under control I leave the lid on half-way to keep it a rolling boil but off enough to let DMS escape.
Primary: air and sadness =(
Kegged: air and sadness =(
Bottled: English Barleywine (brewed 9/26/09 -- bottled 5/5/10)
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