So i tried my hand at a dunkelweizen. I was confused on the process. Here I will share my failure with you and maybe your master decocter's (pun intended) can help me out. I used beer smith to help me.
Protein rest at 125 for 25 mins
Decoct 10qts then bring to a boil at 154 45mins (boiling is much hotter)
Add decoction back to tun for a rest of 10 min at 168.
With those in instructions I was super confused I tried watching youtube for tips and was still lost. I did do the protein rest, then I pulled 10qts held at temp 154 for 45 mins, brought to boil, added decoction back to tun. My temp only raised to 140, I added more hot water to bring it to 144. Then I gave up held it at 45 mins to attempt to snag sugars. Then fly sparged and started to boil as normal. I did not hit my OG infact my og was to be 1.047ish but I hit 1.037
. I have a feeling I did not do this decoction correctly. When you pull out what ever is needed for the decoction. Do you instantly bring it to a boil then add it right back. Should take no less the 15 mins or so. So that the tun does not cool down. Please help me so when I brew this brew again I can succeed.