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Offline timcolussi

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brewing my first lager
« on: August 02, 2013, 02:08:45 PM »
I'm looking into brewing my first lager and was wondering if there was any advantage to doing a single/double/triple decoction or just doing an infusion mash?

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Re: brewing my first lager
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2013, 02:12:32 PM »
I'm looking into brewing my first lager and was wondering if there was any advantage to doing a single/double/triple decoction or just doing an infusion mash?

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Well, there are a lot of different kinds of lager, but in general I haven't found I've gained anything by doing a decoction or step infusion mash.  I currently have a German pils on tap made with a single infusion.  IMO, it's fantastic.
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Re: brewing my first lager
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2013, 02:15:06 PM »
I would not worry about a decoction unless you are doing a bock, dopple bock or bhemian pilsner using undermodified malt. A single infusion will be just fine.
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