Is that meant to mimic the Dupont rising temp mash schedule?
no really it was more of a function of me not having dialed in using the new mash tun (70 qt cooler) coupled with wanting to try a decoction.
i remember reading in places that a multi-step mash is better when you have a lot of wheat and figured I'd give it a try.
it took so long though. i doubt i will do it again unless i was really trying to replicate a bock or german beer where the multi step + decoction is considered historically to be part of making the style.
the decoction was kinda cool cause you get to see the mash progress up close. getting darker, starchy thickening phase, finally conversion.
cutting the petals first sounds like such a good idea. too bad i already have them all dried out and closed up.
to paraphrase warren miller: if you dont do it this year you'll just be one year older when you do.
gonna rack this today, so i should be able to report back soon on how it tastes.