I just finished clean up on my best brew day to date. I made something pale and kinda-sorta Belgian, with a double decoction mash. With one exception, every beer I've made in the last year has been a double- or triple decoction. I guess I'm on a decoction kick.
My mash schedule today was 140°F for an hour then 158°F for 45 minutes, then a mash-out at 165°F for 15 minutes. I screwed up the mash-out a little: I overshot my mash-out temp, and stirred my mash to lower the temp. I lowered it too far, so I essentially skipped the mash-out.
One thing I did differently today was, my decoctions were a little thinner than normal. That made them a lot easier to stir, and they boiled quite a while with no scorching. So I'm thinking I might need to use thinner decoctions from now on.
Anyways, today was the first brew day I've had in a long time without any real catastrophes. And it's a nice and sunny day to boot, which is odd in its own right here in the Northwest.