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View Poll Results: Single, Step, or the Big D
Single Infusion Mashing 38 86.36%
Step Mashing 11 25.00%
Decoction Mashing 2 4.55%
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Old 03-30-2007, 12:11 AM   #11
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Why is it that Wheats, among other styles, benefit from step-mashing?
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Old 03-30-2007, 12:36 AM   #12
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Why is it that Wheats, among other styles, benefit from step-mashing?
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Conversion of the starches in wheat. Wheat benefits greatly from a protein rest. You'll get more fermentables out of it. You don't need to worry about it unless your grain bill has a substantial amount of wheat.
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Old 03-30-2007, 01:11 AM   #13
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I'm decocting my pilsner right now as we speak.

9 lbs of german pils
.5 lbs 10L Crystal (LHBS didn't have carapils... grrrr).
White Labs Pilsner yeast

20 qts, 30 mins @100F,
decoct 10qts, 45 mins @152F
Boil, add hops

2oz saaz (60)
1oz saaz (30)
1oz saaz (0)
1oz saaz dryhop in secondary

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Old 03-30-2007, 01:15 AM   #14
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I do all 3, but if I had to pick one it would be single infusion, hands down.

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Old 03-30-2007, 01:33 AM   #15
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So one day, on my first AG batch, I'm sitting there heating up water with the turkey fryer, trying to hit my mash temp and it occurs to me... since I have to heat stuff anyway, why not let it be wort rather than plain water?

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Old 03-30-2007, 01:37 AM   #16
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Single for me.....for now. All the grains I use are fully modified. However, one day I will try it out when I try a different type of beer/grain bill.


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Old 03-30-2007, 02:37 AM   #17
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I've used all three, but I'm not so sure that there's all that much to be gained decocting? or should I say that it makes a lot of differance or enough differance for the amount of hassle it is?

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Old 03-30-2007, 06:03 AM   #18
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As of now, I can claim that I have done single infusions AND step mashes. Completed a very successful step mash with my new steam infusion mash system in my cooler MLT! (See signature for details.) My hefe-weizen is almost done boiling, and will chill and rack soon. The step mash was very easy, and I will definitely do it again.

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Just wanted to add there was a NOTICEABLE color difference between the decocted first runnings from my MLT and my second runnings. Without question, decocting is going to give my pilsner that nice golden color. As for flavor... that remains to be seen, but I will say this....

I drank some of the unfermented wort after taking the SG.... and that unfinished wort from the decocted Pilsner tasted more like beer than any other wort I ever smelled. I also noticed some bitterness from the tannins though, so how it turns out remains to be seen....

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