Alright, this thread, weird as it is, had me thinking. Then I listened to the Denny and Drew show, and Denny says I should do a decoction if its fun. Well, I don't know if its fun so I better find out. Thankfully, the tail end of Kai's article says can do it with my direct fire system like the Germans do, so now I dont even have to work that hard at it.
Up coming brew day will be the recipe I posted earlier, but
142F for 45 minutes
158F for 45 minutes (plus however long it takes to reach 158 without scorching)
It looks like kobalch on Best pils and vienna is high enough that I don't need a protein rest.
If I dont detect "IT", I probably wont bother again. If I do, I might even hochkurz my laundry from now on.