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Old 07-24-2009, 08:41 PM   #1
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Default How do you do a protein rest?

What is the time and temp? I have read 125f for 25 min.
How do you do it? Warm up the mash to 125f for the time needed by adding water hot enough to warm up the grain in the MLT and once time is up jsut add in the rest of the water to get up to the desired temp for the mash?

How much water do you add initially for the rest? 1qt per lb or grain?

What I have read says that it helps clarity in the beer. I am not too concerned about that cause I am doing a traditional type hefe. Any other reason for the rest?
Thanks for the help.

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Old 07-24-2009, 08:52 PM   #2
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I can't think of a good reason to do a protein rest on a traditional hefe. Protein rests aren't usually necessary anyway, and on a beer defined by cloudiness it'd just be a waste of time.

If you do decide to do one, your procedure sounds like it would work just fine. You could also make a protein rest part of a decoction schedule.

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Thanks for the info.
Ummmm.... about that.
What is a decoction schedule?

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I can't think of a good reason to do a protein rest on a traditional hefe. Protein rests aren't usually necessary anyway, and on a beer defined by cloudiness it'd just be a waste of time.

If you do decide to do one, your procedure sounds like it would work just fine. You could also make a protein rest part of a decoction schedule.
I agree.

A protien rest breaks down proteins that should make up the body of the beer. Sometimes these are haze forming proteins too - but haze is OK in wheat beers.

It's funny to me that some people talk of doing protien rests for Oatmeal Stouts, for example. The point of adding Oatmeal is to create body, which comes primarily from the proteins. Doing a protein rest, counteracts that effect. It's not 'wrong' or 'bad' - but as dwarven said - it's kind of a waste.
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Thanks for the info.
Ummmm.... about that.
What is a decoction schedule?
If you don't know, don't worry! It's not something you need.

Check it out on google. You'll get more information than you've bargained for!
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Don't Do It! Don't Look Up Decoctions!!!!!! Nooooooooooooooo!!!!!!

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Ahhhh......My eyes!
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