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Old 01-31-2014, 12:54 AM   #21
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That's my recipe. Yooper and I are both Certified Beer Judges and what you are experiencing is clearly DMS.

Beersmith has a very nice write-up on DMS. Many things can contribute to the production of DMS. http://beersmith.com/blog/2012/04/10/dimethyl-sulfides-dms-in-home-brewed-beer/



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Old 01-31-2014, 12:46 PM   #22
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That's a great article. Might scare some no-chillers into a 90-minute boil (though really probably irrelevant if they're doing ales anyway).

It does have me thinking maybe OP's brew caught a bug, and it just didn't make it to a full-on infection.



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Old 01-31-2014, 01:07 PM   #23
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That's my recipe. Yooper and I are both Certified Beer Judges and what you are experiencing is clearly DMS.

Beersmith has a very nice write-up on DMS. Many things can contribute to the production of DMS. http://beersmith.com/blog/2012/04/10/dimethyl-sulfides-dms-in-home-brewed-beer/
And it's a great recipe, btw.. Aside from the corn aroma and slight cooked/creamed corn flavor which were probably caused by my inexperience, it's a solid beer... Thanks.
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Old 01-31-2014, 02:16 PM   #24
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And it's a great recipe, btw.. Aside from the corn aroma and slight cooked/creamed corn flavor which were probably caused by my inexperience, it's a solid beer... Thanks.
Thank you and you are very welcome. Many home brewers have a certain level of disdain for light lagers because.... well, I have no idea. I guess it's a lack of flavor.

Another reason might be because they are so difficult to brew. There is no way to hide the flaws. Give it another shot, PM me if you have any questions or post here.

Good luck Jeff.
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2 row is a little less forgiving and will through off more DMS than pils malt
Isn't this backwards? I've always read that Pils malt throws off more DMS, which is why any recipe with Pilsner malt must be boiled for at least 90 minutes, but 2-row recipes can get away with a mere 60-minute boil.

Clarification/correction?
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Isn't this backwards? I've always read that Pils malt throws off more DMS, which is why any recipe with Pilsner malt must be boiled for at least 90 minutes, but 2-row recipes can get away with a mere 60-minute boil.

Clarification/correction?

Yes you are right...I put that backwards. To much homebrew sorry!


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