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Old 04-05-2006, 02:24 AM   #11
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Did you notice a green vegetable smell of your wort or beer. This is usually caused by DMS, which needs to be driven out out the wort during boiling.

Kai
Yep, or cooked corn. I notice this smell mainly when I'm boiling DME for a starter. I wouldn't want that in my beer.


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Old 04-05-2006, 04:40 AM   #12
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Did you notice a green vegetable smell of your wort or beer. This is usually caused by DMS, which needs to be driven out out the wort during boiling.

As the others said, boil w/o a lid on and account for the evaporation loss at the beginning or the end of the boil.

Kai
What Kaiser said!
Wet cardboard flavor, especially in extract/mini-mash is enhanced with the lid on..

Boiling W/O the lid,
Larger/full boils,
late extract adds,
& mini-mash really improved my beer.

 
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Old 04-05-2006, 05:06 PM   #13
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All I know is, if I put the lid on, its just a matter of time before I'm cleaning up a boil over.

I don't like boil overs... they make me grumpy.
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