From the HBD Archive
Subject: DMS vs DME
Date: 1992-06-25 16:31:00 GMT

Whoa! Two people in the same issue refering to the extract which still
has active enzymes as "DME." DME is the common acronym for Dried Malt
Extract. Let's not confuse beginners here! Edme makes a product they
call DMS which stands for Diastatic Malt Syrup and does have active
enzymes. DMS is also an acronym for Dimethyl Sulfide which we all know
as "that cooked-corn aroma." I know that Munton & Fison also makes a
Diastatic Malt Syrup and they might even call it DME, but lets reserve
the acronyms DME and DMS to Dried Malt Extract and Dimethyl Sulfide and
spell out Diastatic Malt Syrup (or Extract) so there's no confusion.

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