Just brought this baby to a boil;
4.5kg Pilsener malt
21 liter batch, boil two hours
25g Saaz 120 min (FWH)
40g Saaz 80 min
40g Saaz 25 min
Got 87% efficiency so I'll overshoot the OG somewhat. Just a bonus!
Planned on a 55, 65, 72 and 76 degree C combination decoction and infusion mash.
Beersmith is not good at calculating decoctions (or I'm missing something..). I remembered this from a previous attempt and drew larger than calculated decoctions. Still I missed temperatures on the low side.Had to make some extra quick decoctions, so my actual schedule became like 55, 59, 64, 66, 68, 72, 76...
If this isn't handmade beer I don't know what qualifies
It's a fun process, recommend it to anyone who can take the time