Originally Posted by Creepersale
without going into all the details of the mess of the day the question is does decotion mash make that bigg of a difference or what ? im basicly wanting to duplicate this recipe.
Unlikely.... There are a couple podcasts that deal with decoction mashing. Many posts. Some pretty experienced homebrewers have done tests with decoction/infusion mash brewing and the results came back that there was no difference in blind tasting. Personally, i have never noticed anything significant in brews where I have used decoction.
Could just be that you have a good recipe, yeast got off to a good start, good fermentation temps and your beer turned out real nice.
Brew it again, and use standard infusion mash and see...... But, remember, all the other parameters need to remain the same too - ferment, water, etc. or you won't get a trued comparison.