Apparently I have somehow been entirely ignorant and perhaps noticeably absent regarding all this talk about deoxygenated water and Brewtan, etc.
Until today. Today I wasted hours reading up on all this sh!t. And that is my tentative conclusion: it is sh!t.
The pseudo science and recommended practice of a 30 minute protein rest killed it for me, not to mention that a friend of mine can achieve "it" with a single infusion and nothing special other than using continental malt, hops, and the right yeast.
Yes, I know what "it" is, and I love and crave "it". I think maybe I even can get close to "it" in my own beers. However this all also leads me to believe that there's little if any need to futz with this secretive fake sciency LODO and Brewtan stuff.
I will let you guys run these experiments while I continue to play with "regular" decoction and efficiency. Results coming soon/eventually on my triangles.