protein rest?

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protein rest?

Post by bredmakr » Sun Feb 11, 2001 2:41 am

I've been reading a lot about mash techniques and I'm not clear on the definition of a protien rest. Is this just removing the mash from heat after it reaches the desire temperature or maintaining the desired temperature for a specified period of time?

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Maintaining Temp

Post by mich » Sun Feb 11, 2001 3:44 am

The protein rest, while not always performed, serves to degrade long-chained proteins into simpler proteins more beneficial for the brewing process. It is especially helpful when using under modified malts whose proteins require further degradation or when using over 10% starch adjuncts in the mash. The mash is stabilized at 122

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