Any homebrewer getting into it this late in the game knows that the internet is a great resource for obtaining recipes, tips, and information in general about the hobby. I want to start getting more involved in the online community so I posted about a topic I heard on a Can You Brew It show on the Brewing Network. It was concerning Maris Otter base malt and there propensity for diacetyl-type flavors when used in high proportions.
This was my thread post:
“So I was listening to the most recent Can You Brew It podcast for Meantime English IPA and the brewer (can’t remember his name at the moment) said something really interesting. He mentioned that they had an all 100% Maris Otter beer and he had to eventually back it down from 100% because he “swore to God” that much Maris Otter “has a distinct flavor very similar to diacetyl”.
I think this idea might have some ground because I recently did a bitter with probably 90% Maris Otter and a little dark crystal and I swore it tasted straight up like butter. Is this an old idea or has anyone else experienced this?”