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No style, just a lager

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 17:45
by rui
This weekend i m thinking to brew another batch of beer and this time will be a lager!! No style, just wanna use up two packs of s-23, using the perfect temperature, for this, of my brewroom, 9º-12ºC, and have something nice for my birthday party in May :D
I will keg it after fermentation and leave it lagering until May, in a big fridge i have(0º-05ºC)!!
Its my third lager attempt, this time using pale malt instead of pils, but i wanna finnish a old bag of it, give me your opinions and thoughts about the recipe!!
here's a recipe:
just a lager


Recipe Specs
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Batch Size (L): 17.0
Total Grain (kg): 4.000
Total Hops (g): 40.00
Original Gravity (OG): 1.050 (°P): 12.4
Final Gravity (FG): 1.009 (°P): 2.3
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 5.37 %
Colour (SRM): 7.5 (EBC): 14.7
Bitterness (IBU): 27.3 (Average)
Brewhouse Efficiency (%): 67
Boil Time (Minutes): 60

Grain Bill
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3.500 kg Pale Ale Malt (87.5%)
0.300 kg Wheat Malt (7.5%)
0.200 kg Melanoidin (5%)

Hop Bill
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20.0 g Northern Brewer Pellet (6.9% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil) (1.2 g/L)
20.0 g Styrian Golding Pellet (3.4% Alpha) @ 15 Minutes (Boil) (1.2 g/L)

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

Single step Infusion at 67°C for 90 Minutes.
Fermented at 11°C with Saflager S-23

cheers

Re: No style, just a lager

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 18:56
by robwalker
What pale malt do you get over there? If it's well modified it's more of a lagered ale I guess? Hybrid/bridge beer? Particularly with the Styrian flavour addition. Looks really nice regardless. Fun to brew out of style sometimes :)

Re: No style, just a lager

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 19:57
by rui
The malt is belgium, from castle malting!

Re: No style, just a lager

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 20:33
by HTH1975
I'd mash at 65C. I just think that lagers don't suit the extra body and sweetness from the unfermentables by mashing higher.

I'd also ferment much lower than 20C or you'll get loads of fruity esters. Keep it around 10-12C, then lager at 1-5C.

Re: No style, just a lager

PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 01:11
by rui
Yes, mas Will be around 64-65*C! And being a lager, the T of fermentation Will be around 10 to 12 C!

Re: No style, just a lager

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 08:32
by pittsy
Lagers can be great or not , they take such a long time to be ready I would want the best ingredients for the best results . Liquid yeast is a must and pilsner malt for sure . Don't know your water there but I would also use mostly bottled water as anything less than ideal will be noticed in a lager . If you want to use up your old grains I would pick an ale with medium ibu to cover any old malt tastes if any . Either way have a good brew day .

Re: No style, just a lager

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:52
by rui
hellooo Pittsy, now you put me thinking........ :hmm: I wanna use up some malts, but also make a nice beer. As I want it only for May, time wont be a problem..... if using a MJ Workhorse yeast, around 16º/15ºC, you think would be fine??


cheers