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Old 01-20-2013, 04:47 AM   #1
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Looking at a recipe that recommends decoction. I understand the basic principal of it but how do I know how much water to start with so I get right amount of wort.

Also do you sparge with decoction? You do right? If so how much water? I'm going for a 5 gallon brew.



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Old 01-20-2013, 06:04 AM   #2
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When I do a 2 step decoction I start with the mash in 2 separate MLTs, my direct fire MLT with 40% of the grist (1.5qts per pound), and my Cooler MLT with the remaining 60% (1.5qts per pound).

Dough in the cooler to arrive at your sacch rest temp. Heat the direct fire to 125 and rest for 10 minutes, then bring it to a boil for 10 minutes (or whatever the recipe schedule calls for). Then recombine the grist into the cooler to bring the entire mash up to the final rest temp.



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Read this. Watch the videos at the end.

http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php?title=Decoction_Mashing#Videos

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Cool thaks. I think I'm good to go now. Luckily the recipe I found has volume size for decoction to bring temps up I found later. iMac double check with calculation.

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