Author Topic: German Wheat Beer book by Eric Warner- great info about decoction mashing  (Read 3752 times)

Offline twhitaker

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Agree about decoctions. Great way to achieve multiple temperature steps. I've done recipes calling for triple decoctions. Decoction mash flavours are different because the mash molecules burst in the decoction when heated, especially when heated to boiling before returning the decoction to the ongoing mash. The Eric Warner book, German Wheat Beer, explains many century old methods and incorporates those methods into some great recipes for authentic wheat beers using decoctions as they did back in the day. I highly recommend it.

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