Even though I'm really not into brewing clones, I thought I could learn a lot by buying BYO's special issue with 250 clone recipes. It's been very interesting to read, but I noticed something in the extract recipes that seems rather odd: even when there are no adjuncts that need mashing, they call for mashing a pound of pale malt. I don't get it. This isn't something I've ever heard of before, and it seems to be a needless step. I've never read BYO before, and I didn't see any rationale for it in that issue, so could someone please explain this to me? Thanks!