|Single Decoction Mash Schedule|
Modern malted grains are so well modified that a decoction mash is really no longer necessary. Thus I decided to go with a step infusion from the protein rest to the saccrification rest and then a single decoction to mash-out. I heated 3gals to strike of 149*F and hit my target of 133*F (Hit high and came down fast though).
|Protein Rest at 133*F|
|Removing the thick part of the decoction|
|Boiling the decoction|
I pitched a 2qt starter that I started 3 days earlier along with a second vile of yeast. This may have been over kill but this is a larger lager so it needs lots of yeast. 12 hours later and we have fermentation!
Spent Grain Dog Biscuits