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Old 06-27-2012, 03:04 PM   #91
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Since I have never done such a thing.... and since I do not have Beersmith.... and since I would really LOVE to brew my very first Scottish Ale this weekend, would some kindly explain to me, in detail, how one uses decoction for this brew, i.e. how much, how long, everything.?.?

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Old 06-27-2012, 06:39 PM   #92
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Since I have never done such a thing.... and since I do not have Beersmith.... and since I would really LOVE to brew my very first Scottish Ale this weekend, would some kindly explain to me, in detail, how one uses decoction for this brew, i.e. how much, how long, everything.?.?

For every pound of grain, you take a quart of grist. Leave as much liquid in the mash tun. Boil grist for 15 min. Then return the grist back into the mash. Only put enough grist back in to reach your rest temp.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:20 PM   #93
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At what point do you remove the grist from the mash tun and bring it to boil?

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Old 06-27-2012, 08:23 PM   #94
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Better stated, if there is little water, how is it to boil? ....and... if it is to boil for 15 minutes, where in the 45 at 149 does one remove it from the mash tun?

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At what point do you remove the grist from the mash tun and bring it to boil?
I took mine out at 45 mins into the mash. As for the grist, yes it is.just the grains. Try to drain as much liquid out of it before you boil the grist. That is how it is done. You can also look up brew tv decoction. That will give you a good idea how to do it. It's about 28 min long
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:12 PM   #96
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so then the next obvious question is.... is this "28 min long" process not included in the "45 minutes at 149" nor the "45 minutes at 157"? then if this is true, would the mash then actually sit at 149 for 73 minutes (28 + 45)?

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so then the next obvious question is.... is this "28 min long" process not included in the "45 minutes at 149" nor the "45 minutes at 157"? then if this is true, would the mash then actually sit at 149 for 73 minutes (28 + 45)?
Lol... No,no. The 28 mins is the length of the video nothing to do with the mash. It's a 28ish min video on YouTube.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:33 PM   #98
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Ha. Okay.

However, there is obviously some time involved in bringing the grist to boil, so is this started at the 45 minute mark and then once added back, continuing the mash for another 45 minutes?

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Old 06-28-2012, 12:51 PM   #99
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Also, I have now seen the video and although it make sense, it would seem to me that adding ~ 4 gallons of boiling grist back to the mash tun would exceed the target temperature of 157. I suspect one would not add all of it? If so, then would it be added back once cooled prior to sparging? (Thank you for your patience with me. Although I have been AG brewing for many years, I am always eager to learn more!)


Edit: Okay, so I watched it again and now see that I missed where Dawson stated that once the decoction cools, it is added back to the main mash.

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So then, is a mash out unnecessary?

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