Thank You I will look into the step infusion for my future brews. I know there are options for it in Beersmith.
The gentleman's name is Michael James.
Are their a lot of people that don't care for the BJCP?
BJCP? There are some that don't care for it, there was a thread on here where there were negative comments as to the quality of judges.
Charlie has not been involved with the BJCP for a long time, it is a separate entity from the AHA and BA. They split in 1995 if an old club newsletter is correct. The AHA went their own way for a while with guidelines, but in 2000 accepted the BJCP guidelines for competitions. All to bring folks up to speed.
British Brewers do single steps. Many craft breweries learned to brew on a commercial scale in England in the 1980s, so that is why many craft breweries do it. That works fine with British and American malts that are designed for it.
German Brewers? Well some still decoct, some are said to not, and there are some that only decoct certain beers.