Originally Posted by snailsongs
I am going to be brewing this (well, close to it anyway) in the next few days sometime. Your advice about the boil makes sense, but I always thought a long vigorous boil (90min)was the key to driving off DMS from the pilsner malt. would a long relaxed boil/simmer do the same thing?
Sorry I just missed this until now! A 90 minute boil is often prescribed for driving off DMS because of the half-life of DMS which is approximately 40 minutes. Boiling hydrolizes SMM into DMS which can be carried off, but I find quick cooling to be far
more important. I've brewed this recipe many times and I've never detected any DMS despite defying common knowledge re: a vigorous boil. Likewise, my Berliner Weisse recipe has lots of Pils with only a 15 minute boil; no DMS.
Good luck with the brew!