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  1. #831
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    I've never heard of anybody who isn't a complete maniac for tradition that has ever done a decoction.

    I did it once for a Belgian strong, but it was actually because of a cock up with kettle sizes and the amount of wort.

  2. #832
    So does that mean just a straight single temp mash in, or a stepped mash but without the decoction palaver?

    I'm a teeny bit concerned about the stepped mashes in the urn - I've read several accounts of flour burning onto elements etc...

  3. #833
    Quote Originally Posted by Rikusj View Post
    So does that mean just a straight single temp mash in, or a stepped mash but without the decoction palaver?

    I'm a teeny bit concerned about the stepped mashes in the urn - I've read several accounts of flour burning onto elements etc...
    All my brews in my CaterPride urn have had 2 mash steps (60min @65 and 15min @75 mash out) no issues with burning/scorching.
    There is somewhat of a white caking on the element after the boil, similar to limescale in a kettle, but it cleans off easily with a Scotch-brite.

    I'm still trying to figure out what is the best mash profile to use for my Weiss, but it will likely involve some more steps... (this is the first time i will be doing an AG Weiss )

  4. #834
    The only beer ive ever needed to step mash i asked a friend with a GF to brew. I dont even mash out. I used to brew with a LPG burner so steps were risky. Snd now with the urn i dint feel the need. Well not yet anyway

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    Mmmh - maybe introducing the stepped mash is a bit counter intuitive if I want to brew something to get a better understanding of my setups efficiency and numbers... I don't want to cock up / skip a step, which then stuffs up the efficiency... Maybe something simpler is more appropriate.


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    If you going to do the Beerlab kit, just follow the steps they have inside the kit ?

    If the steps don't call for step mashes, then there you go

    Or am I stepping over the line here
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  7. #837
    step mashing...meh. i do it cause i can, not that i need to. i do like a short low mash and a longer higher mash - maximum effort (fermentability) it does take a bit longer as you need to heat up a few c's. it really depends how lus i feel

  8. #838
    Quote Originally Posted by Toxxyc View Post
    I sometimes don't even clean my boiling/mashing vessels if I'm lazy. It's annoying next time I get to it, but eh, I don't worry about it too much. I do this to enjoy it, not to torture myself

    oof. that's something i can't do - leave stuff mank, my future self always thanks my past self for not being lazy. makes life easier

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    Yeah it doesn't happen often, but when it does I always kick myself. When it's clean I enjoy a brew day more. No wiping everything with a wet cloth and then having to wait for it to all soften up. As a PS - I never let it go "manky". It's always stored dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxxyc View Post
    Yeah it doesn't happen often, but when it does I always kick myself. When it's clean I enjoy a brew day more. No wiping everything with a wet cloth and then having to wait for it to all soften up. As a PS - I never let it go "manky". It's always stored dry.
    I suppose living at the coast has it's negatives, there's no way I could, if I wanted to, leave things out. Even for a week.

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