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Old 08-31-2013, 03:01 AM   #1
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My buddy and I are brewing an IPA this weekend and we are going to use 6 row brewers malt. Yeah you can make great IPAs without, but we just want to try something new. We wanted to do a protein rest but have never done so, especially in a 10gal cooler. Is it as simple as two infusions before the sparge?

 
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Old 08-31-2013, 03:25 AM   #2
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The first addition raises it to protein rest temps then add the necessary amount of boiling water to raise the mash to your desired sacrafication rest temp

 
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:02 AM   #3
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Or you can do your protein rest in your brew kettle. Then transfer your mash to your mash tun for the sac. rest.
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:41 AM   #4
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Or you can do your protein rest in your brew kettle. Then transfer your mash to your mash tun for the sac. rest.
That sounds like a bit of work for a 5 gallon batch.

 
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:14 PM   #5
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That sounds like a bit of work for a 5 gallon batch.
It really isnt. Anyway every once in awhile I like to do a decoction mash or a step mash. And I don't like to be limited by my equipment. So I just find a way to make due with what I have.
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:28 PM   #6
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Add your water at infusion temp for your protein rest. Then either add the necessary amt of boiling water for sac rest or do a decoction. Both methods are pretty easy except a decoction requires stirring to prevent scorching. I've done both and personally I prefer the decoctions.
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:36 PM   #7
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I use a calculator on brewers friend website. Input your numbers and it will tell you the amount of water and temp needed to raise to the next rest temp.

 
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:41 PM   #8
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I've read today's malts are highly modified and there's really no need or benefit to doing a decoction mash. The most recent article was in BYO magazine, but I've read that in many other publications as well. If you have the extra time on brewday and like to experiment it's a great way to try something new to see what's involved though.
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:20 PM   #9
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Yeah I have read that also. We just want to try something different this brewsday. So from what I've gathered I will just add water to bring my mash up to the protein rest temp, perform the rest, add enough boiling water to bring it up to sach rest temp and continue as normal. Correct?

 
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:01 AM   #10
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Not much difference labor wise between bringing a certain amount of mash to a boil for a decoction and bringing a certain amount of water to a boil for an infusion. No benefit, just preference.
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