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Old 10-01-2008, 07:02 PM   #11
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I'm a noob when it comes to mash chem but doesn't malting come into play significantly here as well? I've been doing a bit of google on this today actually and came up with this:

BYO - Protein rests, moldy extract

Just wondering what folks think...

"Most of the demonstrable changes in protein size and solubility are seen in malting where proteases are active. Protease activity dramatically declines during kilning because proteases in malt are rendered unstable by heat and proteolytic activity in finished malt is very low."

The takeaway that I had from my reading today is that, YES step mashing is worth while, but only relative to the grain bill. That is to say that more under modified malts may require it.
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Old 10-01-2008, 07:12 PM   #12
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gwood, you are correct IIRC. The more unmodified your malt the more you need to do things like this. Example is single infusion mashes that have great head retention compared to a true under modified decoction lager grain bill. You would have to coax the lager with a rest, but the other is just fine without. Then you single infusion lagers that have great head retention without a rest. It really does matter on what you are using to determine if it is "necessary" or not.
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Old 10-01-2008, 07:25 PM   #13
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I have to agree with Ed barley works great

Beautiful! I need a spoon with that one!

 
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Old 10-01-2008, 07:27 PM   #14
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That really is amazing to look at isn't it? I love that style of glass too, very nice looking.
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Note to self: Flaked Barley makes beautiful beer.
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Old 10-01-2008, 07:33 PM   #16
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Beautiful! I need a spoon with that one!
I tried to drink it as is but ended up with nose full. I used a knife and backbladed it level with the glass. The head stayed till the end with nice lacing.
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Springer just gave me a beer woody!
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Springer just gave me a beer woody!
what ... ummm ...well ......ok ... thanks... ummm your welcome ?
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Yes springer, a little uncomfortable to admit, but... The Force is strong with this one!!! Meaning your beer making skills of course
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Yes springer, a little uncomfortable to admit, but... The Force is strong with this one!!! Meaning your beer making skills of course
being relatively a nooby I thank you for the complement.
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