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Brewing Decoction mashing with beer brewery equipment

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Brewing Decoction mashing with beer brewery equipment

In the current beer brewing industry, many brewers are using common 2 vessel beer brewery equipment which is suitable for infusion mashing. The most difference for decoction mashing is that part of the mash need to be heated to boiling and mixed with the unboiled mash, then the whole mash temperature will be raised to a certain range that different enzyme needed. So now the brewery equipment better be 3 vessel at least, means with separated mash tun and lauter tun.

The main features of decoction mashing as below for your reference, hope it could help your understanding on if you need to do decoction or not.
MASHING EQUIPMENT 1. The Decoction is suitable for the malts with not very good dissolving. It is mostly used for brewing bottom fermented beer. Both of the light beer and dark beer are available for decoction.
2. Decoction mashing could help to strengthen the gelatinization and liquefied which will help to get a higher yield.
3. Turning on the agitator when mixing the boiled mash and unboiled mash and it is not allowed to transport the unboiled mash into the boiled mash.
4. There will be a huge consumption of the energy for Decoction mashing, approximately 20% higher than infusion mashing. The multiple boiling usually cost a large amount of energy and time, so it is better to reduce the boiling frequency (1-2times) and boiling time (10-15 minutes for light beer, and 20-30 minutes for dark beer).
5. The enzyme in the unboiled mash will be used for starch degradation, so the whole mash cannot be boiled, or all of the enzyme will be killed.

For further details on how to operate decoction mashing with your brewery equipment, please feel free to consult us, as a professional brewery equipment manufacturer, trust our suggestions could give you some help.

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