I just brewed this last night. It was my first decoction and I was scared at first.... but it was really quite easy! Does anyone see any problems with the process that I used?
I pulled 1.5 gallons of the mash (at 149) and put it into a kettle. Pushed it up to 157, held it for 15, pushed it boiling, held for 15. I then put the decocted mash back in and hit the temp of 157 perfectly! Finished it out at 157 for 45 minutes. Added a gallon at 170 and let it sit for ten minutes. Vorlaufed, and drained into the kettle. Added 4 gallons at 170 to the mash and let sit for ten minutes. Vorlaufed and put into the kettle. The notty is going crazy now... I've never had a blow off quite as intense as this one.
Does anyone see any problems with my methods? I've only done 5 all grains and I am unsure if I am doing everything "correct".