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Old 10-27-2007, 04:03 PM   #1
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I brewed a LHB kit a while back and ruined a batch by trying to hurry. I partially covered the boil with a lid to heat it up quicker. all that did was keep the crap in the boil that was supposed to be removed.
never again!

I went back to my own rec. that was supposed to be a stout, which is really a good brown ale.
not covered og 1060
fg 1020

just racked it to 2nd today.
happy brewing, patients, patients, patients

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Old 10-29-2007, 02:55 AM   #2
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Your statement makes no sense. Covering the kettle just slows the evaporation

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Old 10-29-2007, 03:01 AM   #3
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Your statement makes no sense. Covering the kettle just slows the evaporation

No it doesn't. You need to boil uncovered to allow DMS to be driven off. If it's covered, DMS will stay in the wort, leading to off flavours.
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Old 10-29-2007, 03:07 AM   #4
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I sometimes cover it while it gets up to temperature and then uncover it for the boil. But yeah, you have to leave the lid off to get the DMS out as PseudoChef said. That's also one of the reasons you need to chill the wort quickly. DMS production continues even after flame out.

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Old 10-29-2007, 05:11 PM   #5
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I did the 'lid on' when I brewed my first batch. Never going to make that mistake again.

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Old 10-29-2007, 08:17 PM   #6
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Old 10-29-2007, 11:44 PM   #7
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Does it make a difference if the lid is on slightly covering but letting the steam out?

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Old 10-30-2007, 04:14 AM   #8
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OK, I will ask. What is this DMS you guys are referring to. I have made several batches now and a couple have had what I think are off flavors but I don't really know. I have also partially coverred the boil kettle and I don't know if this is the cause. Thanks Paul

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The home brewing Wikipedia has lots of really good information. If you haven't browsed through it, you should have a look. In the meantime, here's what it says about Dimethyl Sulfide (DMS): http://www.homebrewtalk.com/wiki/index.php/DMS

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Old 10-30-2007, 07:16 AM   #10
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Thanks for the info, Fingers. I did not know what DMS was either.

I typically cover my brewpot to help get the boil going because it takes a long time on my stove, but take it off afterwards.

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