If you want to brew a very, very, light colored 100 percent barley beer but are concerned about DMS, take heart. Intrepid homebrew experimenter Taylor Caron has hit upon the idea of a pre-boil “DMS rest.”
Here’s a simple saison. The Mandarina hops give a bright herbal citrus nose on top of the farmhousey Ardennes yeast, which gets more spicy the warmer you ferment, but feel free to substitute your favorite fruity hops.
Floor-malted base malts are prized for their rich, aromatic flavor that is far more intense than is usually achieved by industrial malting procedures. Here’s a closer look at what makes them different.