Brewing a 11 gallon Pre-Prohibition Lager today!

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  1. LarryBrewer

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    Doing a split batch to compare yeasts:

    Wyeast 2124 Bohemian Lager (same as WLP 830 German Lager)
    WLP 840 American Lager

    WLP 840 is supposedly Budweiser yeast. Should be interesting. I'm not a fan of Bud, but wanted to see how it compares to my favorite German lager strain.

    http://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/r ... ger-11-gal

    What makes it Pre-Prohibition ? According to my limited research the 6-row, and lack of rice or sugar. Kept the amount of corn down, but that could be increased. Went with noble hops. Matches style guidelines for a Premium American Lager.
     
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    I did my last batch with Urquell Yeast - yummy!
     
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    Bubbling away - smells a little like rotten eggs in there. Both these strains give off H2S.
     

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    Is that a paint tin in the photo?
     
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    Yep, this is my fermentation chamber. The paint can has a light bulb in it. That is the heat source for the chamber if it gets too cold (only comes into play during the winter).
     

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