[quote=“Voodoo donut”]I am working on a Munich Helles recipe and while researching this came across a 2002 article recommending light DME instead of corn or table sugar for priming because these could produce “cidery” notes (because of the delicate nature of helles) in the finished beer…is this a legitimate concern?
Has anyone used DME to prime a Helles? Should I? I know it conforms to Reinheitsgebot but not really my concern.[/quote]
Total BS. You use so little sugar and there is so little fermentation that it just can’t and doesn’t happen. I use up to 20% sugar in some beers and they don’t taste cidery, so I guarantee you that a few oz. in 5 gal. isn’t gonna make them cidery. In addition, DME takes longer to carbonate than sugar does. Most importantly, sonce the fermentability of DME varies, you really don’t know what level of carbonation you’ll get. Sigar is reliable, tasteless, and easy to use.