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11-07-2010, 08:33
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The two classic mashing systems, head to head. When Harp brewers took a scientific approach. Consecutive gyles of the same beer, one decoction, one infusion.

Seems a fairl test to me. Want to see the resulyts? Of course you do.

Both beers were brewed at Park Street, the Barclay Perkins Lager brewery.



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Given they found that "the analytical characteristics of the two beers were very similar", it makes you wonder if they stuck with decoction mashing. I should maybe take another look at the Lager brewing logs.

There's one significant characteristic they didn't take into account: flavour. It clearly wasn't a consideration. Isn't that a surprise.https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/5445569787371915337-2409605925318236806?l=barclayperkins.blogspot.com


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