Originally Posted by stellaontap
The reason I am doing the protein rest is because I have read it in a book that it is beneficial. I have always done a single infusion mash but since I built my RIMS system I thought my beer would benefit from step mashing.
I never used Carafoam in my beers before I started doing the step mashing so I will now go back to a single infusion mash with the Carafoam.
By the way....is 1 lb of Carafoam enough for this recipe?
Yes, that's plenty! I don't use it much, because I get great foam without it, but you're at a bit of 10% with it and that is more than enough.
Protein rests are not really beneficial for well-modified malts, and by adding the protein rest as well as a low saccrification rest there will be a thin, dry, crisp beer as a result.