Classic American Pilsner

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Classic American Pilsner

Postby Good Ed » Mon Apr 07, 2014 19:50

I've brought this one over, I'll add to it when I have a bit of time, had to adjust the link to Jims as it didn't copy over.

This is a very nice beer, and is a style of beer brewed pre prohibition in the USA. Aleman introduced it to me here and I'm planning this for the weekend. This is the 3rd time brewing it and I can highly recommend it, a nice clean, crisp lager with some malty and corn flavour.

I'm using cornmeal, so you have to do a cereal mash, which is simply adding the cornmeal to 20% of the main malt and mashing this to rest at 65C for 15mins and then boil for 30mins before adding to the main mash.

So for 23L based on 75% efficiency on Brewmate

4378g Weyermann Premier Pilsner (76%)
1382g Cornmeal 24% (Island Sun Coarse Cornmeal form Tesco)

18g Saaz 3.1%AA FWH
30g Cluster 7.3%AA 60mins
14g Saaz 3.1%AA 15mins

Main mash at 64C then when adding the cereal mash temp should come up to 68C where it stays for the remainder of 90mins
Boil 90mins

OG 1058; FG 1015; ABV 5.7%; EBC 6.7; IBU (Rager) 35.3

WLP833 fermented at 10C; ~500bn cells (1 vial of yeast with 2L starter, stepped up with 4.5L starter)

CaCO3 to 30ppm; Ca to 150ppm with CaCl

Last edited by Good Ed on Sat Dec 13, 2014 12:41, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Classic American Pilsner

Postby phettebs » Mon Apr 07, 2014 19:52

+1 - It's a very nice style.

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Re: Classic American Pilsner

Postby Aleman » Mon Apr 07, 2014 22:08

Oh Sh!te . . .That was one I need to bring over . . . Oh Well it can wait until tomorrow, some of my 6000 posts had some page ranking worth . . . he's not going to delete them

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Re: Classic American Pilsner

Postby Good Ed » Mon Apr 07, 2014 22:37

I got your link from Jim's above

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