« Last post by denny on March 29, 2015, 02:40:44 PM »
But so what? And you don't need to be an expert taster. If decoction is supposed to make a preferable beer, anybody should be able to tell that.
"so what" and "who cares"... hrmmmm... childish colloquialism's that attempt to justify ones own beliefs and actions? "Why'd you hit Johnny?"... "So what! He hit me first!"
The purpose of a scientific experiment would be to establish some numbers which quantify and qualify the maillard reactions (or other stuff) that occur (or don't). The question being answered isn't "Does a decoction mash make a preferable beer", but rather it's "How does a decoction mash add to the maltiness of a beer". Whether or not people prefer the beer is an entirely different scenario.
Expert tasters, triangle tests and people in general aren't going to tell you how a decoction mash adds (or doesn't add) to the maltiness of a beer.
I'm not sure why you're arguing. If you feel that your triangle test gives you the information you seek - then go for it. It doesn't do that for me.
It would appear that you're trying to answer a different question than most of us are concerned with. And yes, tasters will tell you about the maltiness of a beer. Analysis will tell you what's in it.