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Old 09-18-2012, 10:11 PM   #1
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I started weldin on a lid for my brew pot. Since I cut a 15 gallon keg in half for a brew pot it's kinda hard to get a lid. If you can't buy it build it.
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:04 PM   #2
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I'm not sure, but I think it's going to be ugly!

I don't have a lid for my brewpot, but I never thought about it before. Why would you need one?
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:08 PM   #3
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Is that a stainless lampshade?

 
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:45 PM   #4
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I'm not sure, but I think it's going to be ugly!

It'll be beautiful. How can good welds and stainless steel be ugly.

I don't have a lid for my brewpot, but I never thought about it before. Why would you need one?
I don't really know if I need it I was just thinkin I'd lose less water in the form of steam and it would come to a boil quicker. Once at a boil it should take less gas to keep it there cause you're holdin heat in instead of letting it go out of the open pot.
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You can't leave a lid on during a boil. You need to boil DMS off. Oops mis read, I think tht would be okay to get it to a boil.

 
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:53 PM   #6
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NervousDad is right; you're not just boiling off steam, you're also driving off DMS precursors and other volatile off-flavor-causing compounds. Might still save you a couple minutes in getting it to a boil, though.

Now, all that being said, that is a pretty badass stainless lampshade, whatever use you put it to.

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Old 09-19-2012, 12:19 AM   #7
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I'm usin the other half of the keg for a shrimp boil/burgoo pot. If I can't us it for the brew pot I can use it for the other half. I'll post a pic when it's all done and polished out. Polished stainless makes me drool. 😜
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:27 AM   #8
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How do pro breweries get rid of DMS? Their boil kettles are covered aren't they?
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:55 AM   #9
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How do pro breweries get rid of DMS? Their boil kettles are covered aren't they?
That's a good question. Any good answers?
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:10 AM   #10
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Pro breweries use stacks. Standing next to one right now in fact.

 
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