Originally Posted by springer
There has been a lot of discussion on this issue . No Chill kinda throws the cool quickly to avoid DMS out the window .
Which is my point. As does a slower rolling boil not hurt, or a shorter boil. Just because someone says something doesn't mean you will have the same results. I was refuting his point of the hard rolling boil being the only thing to rid a beer of unwanted DMS. But you solidified that point. I guess it can't be read in my replies since it seems I am only saying you need to cool as quickly as possible. Not so, I've also put wort outside overnight without any ill effects as well. I don't make a practice of it, as there are other factors beside DMS I am concerned about. Especially when I was in dusty West Texas.
But to say someone cannot use an 8 gallon pot to brew 5-5.5 gallons of beer is not true at best. Just because you don't do it, and think it can't be done, doesn't make it so. There is lots of stuff we take for granted nowadays that many had to do without back in the day. And to tell someone they can't do something only stifles the creativity we need.
Rereading my posts it seems that I came off as a little arrogant and rude, and I would like to apologize to Synovia. I didn't intend to act so rudely and seem as if I was singling you out. I could of definitely worded my responses a bit differently as to nurture a more constructive dialog. Again, Synovia, I apologize.
Now let's make some beer.