My only concern for you is this- one shouldnt decoct English and American malts, especially those used for pale ales and what not. The reason is, these are modified better than the Continental European malts, which needed the decoction to help it along. In the english malts, there are proteins that are already there that a protein rest will take away from the beer (in body, I believe). BUT, nowadays, the europeans malt just as well, and I know first hand that my lagers from decoction are AWESOME. So, I can just tell you what I read. But, I hope your beer is awesome!