As brewing has evolved some techniques that were once considered essential have become obsolete. Decoction mashing, however, arguably maintains important aspects of crafting a well-respected beer. But its role has changed. In
Decoction mashing carries a unique legacy to it, both good and bad. On the one hand, many brewers the world-over attest to the fact that the technique enriches the malty character of beers and cannot be mimicked. On the other hand, many brewers think that with today’s malts, they find the technique dated and of little use to them. We decided to hear from commercial brewers who do utilize this mashing program.