Kai and others:
Just got finished brewing this today! Brew day went well.
This was my decoction method (5gal with 10.6lb of grain): I doughed in with 3.3gal for 20mins at 132 [Protein] .. then I added another 1.7 gal of boiling water, held temp of 153 for 45 more mins. [Sac. Rest] Then I removed 1.5 gal of mash and brought that to a boil for 20mins. Returned this to the mash - and then mashed out. I batch sparged with another 3.5 gal of 175 water to get my desired boil amount.
Sooooo... this is my first decoction does the above procedure seem correct?
One other note: 2 hop additions (1oz. Spalt at 60 and again at 15)
Doughed in at 2pm - pitched at 6pm... now the waiting! I am REALLY looking forward to this one! Thank you very much for the recipe.
Primary: always something...
Brewed: Scottish Ale 80 - Ode to Arthur Stout - Benrath Alt - Araucania Huaso Wit - Two Hearted Ale - Dark Star Porter - Yoopers Dead Guy Ale - Cassandra the Dark, Russian Imp. Stout - Yooper's Fat Tire - Scott-A-Tron IPA - Orange Kolsch - I69PA - Rye Opener - Lick Me I am an Irish Stout - Fat Thaddeus the Third Triple - Holy ESB of Antioch
*Member of PALE (Plainfield Ale and Lager Enthusiasts)
Last edited by jtlawlor; 02-07-2010 at 12:37 AM.