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Brewing a simple lager

Postby octoscott » Wed Aug 17, 2016 09:42

Am I liklely to get close to something relatively non offensive, but not insipid with this? Any changes alterations to suggest?

Saaz Lager

Recipe Specs
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Batch Size (L): 12.5
Total Grain (kg): 3.000
Total Hops (g): 82.00
Original Gravity (OG): 1.052 (°P): 12.9
Final Gravity (FG): 1.013 (°P): 3.3
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 5.11 %
Colour (SRM): 3.5 (EBC): 6.9
Bitterness (IBU): 40.8 (Average)
Brewhouse Efficiency (%): 70
Boil Time (Minutes): 60

Grain Bill
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2.850 kg Pilsner (95%)
0.150 kg Flaked Wheat (5%)

Hop Bill
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37.0 g Saaz Pellet (3.7% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil) (3 g/L)
20.0 g Saaz Pellet (3.7% Alpha) @ 15 Minutes (Boil) (1.6 g/L)
25.0 g Saaz Pellet (3.7% Alpha) @ 5 Minutes (Boil) (2 g/L)

Misc Bill
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5.0 g Irish Moss @ 15 Minutes (Boil)

Single step Infusion at 65°C for 60 Minutes.
Fermented at 8°C with Wyeast 2124 - Bohemian Lager
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Re: Brewing a simple lager

Postby Kyle_T » Wed Aug 17, 2016 09:46

Someone I know has used porridge oats in his lager and it turned out very nice. Still crisp and refreshing but with a nice body.

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Re: Brewing a simple lager

Postby octoscott » Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:31

Kyle_T wrote:Someone I know has used porridge oats in his lager and it turned out very nice. Still crisp and refreshing but with a nice body.


You think it's worth replacing the flaked wheat or use both?
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Re: Brewing a simple lager

Postby Kyle_T » Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:32

I would use both. 5% of each and the rest pilsner.

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Re: Brewing a simple lager

Postby robwalker » Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:57

Looks good to me. Similar hopping to our hybrid lager which is very popular.
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Re: Brewing a simple lager

Postby HTH1975 » Wed Aug 17, 2016 13:49

lack of body is one of things that turns me off to lager - I think a hybrid lager/pale may be the answer.

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Re: Brewing a simple lager

Postby robwalker » Wed Aug 17, 2016 16:51

If it's body you're after try a Vienna lager. Ignore the insipid tat you get in pubs, plenty of full bodied lagers our there!
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Re: Brewing a simple lager

Postby octoscott » Fri Aug 19, 2016 21:17

robwalker wrote:Looks good to me. Similar hopping to our hybrid lager which is very popular.


If I do my additions in equal 1/3 a time I get to 34 IBUs...

If you were doing it would you stick with my original hop bill at 40 or so IBUs or the equal 3rds?
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