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Old 01-09-2012, 05:36 PM   #1
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Default Lids or not?

I've always used lids in my brewing practices for no reason other than to cover the pots. I have seen that a lot of people forgo this. How necessary are lids?


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Old 01-09-2012, 05:49 PM   #2
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lids for what? your brewkettle? I hope not during the boil.


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Old 01-09-2012, 06:23 PM   #3
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Definitely not during the boil, but use them during initial heating to minimize heat loss on HLT, MLT, BK. Also for storage to keep vermin out, i found some rat droppings on the lids last week.
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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.
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