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BBQBrew

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I'm going to make a wort chiller but my kettle lid doesn't have a notch in it?!?!

It is stainless steel so I'm not sure what I would use if I decide to cut the notch myself....any suggestions??
 

andre the giant

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I don't have a notch in my kettle lid, I just leave it off. Yes, there's an increased risk of contaminiation, but if you pitch a good healthy yeast into the chillled wort, I don't think there's anything to worry about.

If you do decide to cut through the lid, a dremel tool with a cutting blade might work, but you'd probably spend an awful lot of time doing it. A hacksaw would work too, but if your kettle is anything like mine, it will take a lot of work. (I'd rather spend my energy brewing and drinking beer. :) )
 

DeRoux's Broux

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my lid isn't cut out for my chiller. i just plop the chiller in and slide the lid over as much of the opening as i can. it might leave a 1/2 inch opening at the widest point. nothing to get too worried about.
 
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