- Jan 17, 2008
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I know that cooling the wort quickly is crucial. So, my question is, I don't have a wort chiller yet (will soon) but when I use an ice bath should I leave the lid on or not? I know that leaving the lid on can keep chemicals in that need to be evaporated. But also I know leaving the lid off is source of contamination. So what is the best way to do this?