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Old 01-13-2012, 02:49 PM   #1
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For my next bohemian pilsner Im considering a triple decoction. I'll use Weyermans Pilsner Malt (no other grains).
Considering this malt is well modified is a decoction recommended ? Im concerned it will affect head retention.
Traditionally decoctions involve removing a portion of the mash, boiling it and returning it to the MLT. I have a RIMS. Can I decoct simply by increasing temps as required or does the decoction need to boil ?

 
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Old 01-13-2012, 04:01 PM   #2

You would need to boil the mash for it to be concidered decoction, otherwise you're just doing a step mash. I don't think decoctions are really needed with most of the malts today. But, if you're doing a style that is traditionally decocted, then you should include it to keep with style guidelines. It does add a flavor that can't really be matched in my opinion. The closest you can get (in my experience) is by adding 20L crystal and not doing the decoction.
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