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Pale Malt and Lager/Pilsner Malt. Does it matter if I boil them at the same temperature? Obviously I'll use lager yeast for the lager and pilsner malt and ale yeast for the pale malt, crystal malt etc.

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Comment by Mike Neilson on March 17, 2009 at 8:14pm
What do you mean boil them?
You dont want to do that, you want to mash (keep at a temp for a period of time or stagered temps at oppriuate times) them at a level you like. What are you Brewing?
Comment by cerevisia on March 19, 2009 at 8:24am
Sorry, yes I meant mashing. Normally with pale malt I mash at around 67 degrees, can I do the same with lager or pilsner malt?
Comment by Reviled on March 19, 2009 at 8:30am
You can, but a lager may benifit from a step mash, something like 55*c for 20 mins, 62 for 30 mins, and 68 for 50 mins, or similair... Google step or if youre feeling brave, decoction mashing ;o)
Comment by James P on March 19, 2009 at 8:39am
Lagers / pilsners DEFINATELY come out better with step mash in my opinion.

I step similar to what Reviled said and you can replace the decoction if you use some melonoidian malts IIRC.
Comment by cerevisia on March 19, 2009 at 1:22pm
Awesome! Thanks for the advice. :)

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