While both beers turned out rather drinkable, it was brought to my attention that the process I had followed was a long rejected method. One thing I hope I never have a problem with is being told that I was wrong and then being corrected (how else does one learn?), so firstly I want to thank Ron Pattinson for putting me straight on parti-gyling and then putting up with my stupid questions so that I could get a clear picture of the process.
Having been a technical writer when I lived in Prague, I thought I would take the information from Ron and break the process into simple steps for people to understand so they can have a bash at parti-gyle for themselves, and hopefully I have understood this all properly.
- Mash the grist as you would do normally
- Drain the mash tun
- Re-mash the grist
- Drain again
- Boil the worts
- Blend to achieve desired gravities
Just a quick aside, I think the greatest example of user documentation I have ever seen was in Prague, and I present this picture in evidence.