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  • Retired
  • Todd Wohlbier
  • Been brewing since 1989 with extract and all grain.
  • IPA
  • Oktoberfest, Munich Dunkel, IIPA
  • Male
  • Married
  • Lake Wissota
  • Wisconsin


  • Posted in thread: Schmitz Hochkurz Decoction on 07-11-2014 at 12:10 PM
    Sounds like you have a pretty cool setup Vlad. I've never used acid malt, I usually go to
    Brewers Friend and use their calculator to adjust my PH with a little lactic acid. No PH meter
    or strips to va...

  • Posted in thread: Schmitz Hochkurz Decoction on 07-10-2014 at 10:03 PM
    Thanks Vlad,Lots for me to take in there but it helps greatly.So how long should I do a rest at
    122? Usually that's where I dough in at and slowly raise up to 145 for my first rest when I
    direct heat ...

  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 07-10-2014 at 09:24 PM
    Planning my first decoction mash brew with 60% pilsner, 40% light Munich malt, some magnum for
    bittering and Saaz for flavor. Wyeast 2124 ferment at 50.

  • Posted in thread: Grain Crush For Decoction on 07-10-2014 at 12:38 PM
    How fine a crush or what setting is good for decoction mash? I currently brew BIAB with a very
    fine crush with my mill set at the width of a credit card.Does the decoction boil make for a
    mushier grai...

  • Posted in thread: New way to control Pellet Hop gunk! on 07-10-2014 at 11:59 AM
    Same here, 400 micron basket works great for BIAB.

  • Posted in thread: Schmitz Hochkurz Decoction on 07-09-2014 at 05:05 PM
    Draining off some of a thin mash still leaves a thin mash....just less of it. Part of the point
    of the decoction is to cook to wort to generate melanoidins during the concentration of the
    wort. You're...

  • Posted in thread: Schmitz Hochkurz Decoction on 07-09-2014 at 04:30 PM
    here's a link to where I got the idea. The Schmitz mash is suppose to be an easier option
    oposed to a 2 or 3 stage decoction.

  • Posted in thread: Schmitz Hochkurz Decoction on 07-09-2014 at 04:21 PM
    My thinking was I'm not sure how good your results are going to be if you decoct with an
    extremely thin wort ala full volume biab.Before I decoct I'll drain most of the liquid then
    boil a thick mash. ...

  • Posted in thread: Schmitz Hochkurz Decoction on 07-09-2014 at 02:27 PM
    You can use your basket and double crushed grain with a traditional brew process. You don't
    have to do a full volume mash. You can mash in at 1.2-1.5 quarts/pound, and batch sparge with
    water heated o...

  • Posted in thread: Why Not Boil Your Grain? on 07-09-2014 at 02:18 PM
    Thanks for the info Vlad, that makes sense. I think I'm going a modified Schmitz decoction. I
    started a new thread on it if you'd like to take a look see. Thanks

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December 12, 2012  •  05:56 AM
Hey, Todd! Dustin is on here too: blaster_54738