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Recipe - AG - German Pilsner

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Postby nigel_c » Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:58 pm

Have been playing around with lagers lately and this is one I got to brew today.

German Pilsner (Pils) (2 A)Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 23.00 l
Boil Size: 34.49 l
Boil Time: 90 min

Mash or Steep Grains
Mash Ingredients Amt Name Type # %/IBU
5.00 kg Pilsner (2 Row) Bel (3.9 EBC) Grain 1 89.6 %
0.50 kg Vienna Malt (6.9 EBC) Grain 2 9.0 %
0.08 kg Acid Malt (5.9 EBC) Grain 3 1.4 %

Mash Steps Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Protein Rest Add 23.29 l of water at 58.0 C 55.0 C 15 min
Saccharification Decoct 6.58 l of mash and boil it 66.0 C 45 min
Mash Out Heat to 75.6 C over 10 min 75.6 C 10 min

Fly sparge with 16.80 l water at 75.6 C

Add water to achieve boil volume of 34.49 l
Estimated pre-boil gravity is 1.038 SG
Boil Ingredients Amt Name Type # %/IBU
85.00 g Saaz [3.60 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 4 33.0 IBUs
30.00 g Saaz [3.60 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 5 5.8 IBUs
30.00 g Saaz [3.60 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop 6 0.0 IBUs

Estimated Post Boil Vol: 27.23 l and Est Post Boil Gravity: 1.050 SG
1.0 pkg Southern German Lager (White Labs #WLP838) [35.49 ml] Yeast 7 -

Its going to ferment at 13 for for 12 days.
Diastolic rest for 2 days if needed.
Lager as low as possible for about 4 weeks.

Got a huge hot break which I skimmed off. about twice as much as normal. Note sure if this is due to the protein rest or if its just a characteristic of Weyermann Pilsner malt.

For water is used RO cut with tap water in the ratio of 2:1
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Postby Biertourist » Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:11 pm

Thanks for this one, Nigel.

Been looking for a good, authentic-looking German Pils recipe. My wife is getting me a lagering fridge for my birthday tomorrow so now I'm planning some lagers.

I think I'm going to make this one but I'll probably swap the Saaz for something German; other than that I'm just stealing your recipe.

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Postby nigel_c » Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:15 pm

Enjoy. It didn't last long in the keg. The mates made short work of it. I bottled up a few bottles with beer gun but they didn't do well.
Note to self.. Keep lagers refrigerated.
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