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Old 02-29-2008, 05:33 PM   #1
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When I got my keggle it came with a lid. Because I am using a plate chiller I wanted to reduce the amount of hops that went through it so I was thinking that the lid could be something to hang a hop bag from. I know that I am boiling off DMS but I still want something to hold my hops that allows for easy hop additions. I crafted this up:

Think that the holes are enough?
I could probably cut it down more but I don't have a grinder, all I have on hand is a drill.
Would a longer boil be in order?


*EDIT* The images were rotated in photobucket, no idea why they are not rotated here, sorry

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Old 02-29-2008, 05:37 PM   #2
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I think it should work. As long as you're not really restrcting th flow it should be fine.
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Old 02-29-2008, 05:41 PM   #3
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The DMS is in the vapor that is boiling off. I can't view your pic, but I am guessing you took a bunch of chunks out of the lid.

Just be sure that condensation forming on the lid does not drip/run back into the kettle, then you will be just fine.

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