Brewing a schwarzbier lager, can I brew it all grain style or do I need to do upward step mash?

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  1. wiggler

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    Will it be ok if I did it typical mash style?
     
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    It's okay if you do a single infusion. What are you trying to achieve? That'll let us know more about what you need to know. Since you're posting in a beginner's forum, I'm going to go out on a limb and recommend you do a single infusion at about 150 degrees F.
     
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    Trying to achieve a good beer but I get deeper and deeper the more I read Into lager, I planned on single infusion mash, figured it will still be beer either way. I've seen different ways to do lagers including different temp rest etc.
     
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    I am sure others will jump in with a lot more knowledge and info, but from what I have read an experienced, especially as a beginner, go single infusion! Modern malts for the most part don't need more than that to work optimally.
    Multiple temp rests, decoction, etc are ways of creating a unique (albeit often subtle) difference, which imo is only worth playing with once you have consistency down-pat. Brew simple and consistent over and over again....and then start fine-tuning. ;)
     
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    Assuming this is your first brew, I would recommend an Ale over a Lager as the Lager is going to require a fair bit temperature control for fermentation. An Ale just needs to be in the mid 60s.
     
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    I second Nosy. Single rest at 150F will do just fine.
     
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    Thanks guys, single infusion mash it is, not my first brew but still new at it. Just wanna get it down, I have a place to ferment at the correct temp too.
     
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    how about a link to your recipe?
     

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