Author Topic: Chilling Wort - Covered or Uncovered?  (Read 5052 times)

ccarlson

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Re: Chilling Wort - Covered or Uncovered?
« Reply #30 on: April 28, 2011, 10:28:03 AM »
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Re: Chilling Wort - Covered or Uncovered?
« Reply #31 on: April 28, 2011, 10:53:49 AM »
"Hey Bob.  When we brewed, did we ever cover the boil kettle?"

 Jeff, IIRC I'm pretty sure we put on a cover albeit loosely using the IC. I still do the same thing now and I am a creature of habit.
My 5 gallon system has a notched lid and I've been brewing with that exclusively lately in the garage being it is "the windy season" here.
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Re: Chilling Wort - Covered or Uncovered?
« Reply #32 on: April 28, 2011, 03:19:05 PM »
Been windy here as well.  Ready for that to stop!  I am brewing in the garage as well.  We have a 3 car, so the 3rd bay is now the brewery!

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Re: Chilling Wort - Covered or Uncovered?
« Reply #33 on: April 28, 2011, 05:48:56 PM »
How do you like your new digs?

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Re: Chilling Wort - Covered or Uncovered?
« Reply #34 on: April 29, 2011, 09:24:47 PM »
Just to chip in here, I brew outside and chill uncovered whether using an IC or CFC, but covered if using an ice bath or snowbank.
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Re: Chilling Wort - Covered or Uncovered?
« Reply #35 on: April 30, 2011, 04:29:31 AM »
I'd prefer to have the lid on...but the wort chiller is too tall and the lid on isn't feasible.
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Re: Chilling Wort - Covered or Uncovered?
« Reply #36 on: April 30, 2011, 05:37:17 AM »
I always keep the lid on, but I usually brew under a lot of trees.  I'm sure the wort would cool faster without the lid, but having something fall or fly in would be unfortunate.
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