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Killer High Lite

112 calories 8.3 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: American Light Lager
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 40 liters (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 44 liters
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.032 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.035 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 82% (brew house)
Calories: 112 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 8.3 g (Per 12oz)
Created: Saturday April 23rd 2022
1.035
1.004
4.1%
11.9
2.2
5.3
22.48
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
4 kg Rahr - Standard 2-Row4 kg Standard 2-Row 0.98 / lb
8.65
36.8 1.8 74.1%
0.20 kg Weyermann - Acidulated0.2 kg Acidulated 1.89 / lb
0.83
27 3.4 3.7%
1.20 kg Corn Syrup1.2 kg Corn Syrup 37 0.5 22.2%
5.40 kg / 9.48
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
10 g Magnum10 g Magnum Hops Pellet 15 Boil 60 min 11.17 58.8%
7 g Hallertau Mittelfruh7 g Hallertau Mittelfruh Hops Pellet 3.75 Boil 10 min 0.71 41.2%
17 g / 0.00
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
1 each Whirlfloc 0.50 / each
0.50
Fining Boil 10 min.
0.50
 
Yeast
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast W-34/70
Amount:
2 Each
Cost:
6.25 / each
12.50
Attenuation (avg):
83%
Flocculation:
High
Optimum Temp:
9 - 22 °C
Starter:
Yes
Fermentation Temp:
14 °C
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 123 B cells required
12.50 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Priming
Method: co2       Amount: 0.7 bar       Temp: 0.5 °C       CO2 Level: 2.65 Volumes
 
Target Water Profile
Pilsen (Light Lager)
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
7 3 2 5 5 25
Into 50 liters R/O water -

1.5 grams chalk
0.5 grams baking soda.
0.5 grams Calcium Chloride
1.4 grams Epsom salt
0.2 grams sea salt.
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Start Temp Target Temp Time
36 L Infusion 69 °C 66 °C 60 min
12 L Batch Sparge -- 77 °C --
Starting Mash Thickness: 3.65 L/kg
Starting Grain Temp: 18 °C
Quick Water Requirements
Water Liters
WARNING: Boil kettle capacity (45.4 L) exceeded. Volume required: 45.79 L. Suggest reducing initial water volume to 45.4 L and adding 0.39 L sparge/top-off.  
Strike water volume at mash thickness of 3.7 L/kg 15.3
Mash volume with grains 18.1
Grain absorption losses -4.2
Remaining sparge water volume (equipment estimates 34.7 L) 32.9
Mash Lauter Tun losses -0.9
Volume increase from sugar/extract (early additions) 0.8
Pre boil volume (equipment estimates 45.8 L) 44
Boil off losses -5.7
Hops absorption losses (first wort, boil, aroma) -0.1
Post boil Volume 40
Going into fermentor 40
Total: 48.3  
Equipment Profile Used: System Default
 
Notes

What is supposed to be, your basic light beer.

Now, a note about brew day. Boy oh boy, do I not like brewing with flake rice. What mucky gunky crappy, trub in the kettle. Also, my efficiency was way low, so I had to bump up to my numbers with 300 g of DME. Hoping this beer turns out. It's fermenting well by all appearances, and doesn't smell too bad. I also used an out of date Ultra Ferm vial in mash. We'll see if the gravity gets low.

Edit #1.

And so, after my first sample of this light, but murky brew, I must amend the recipe. The flavor isn't bad at all. It's crisp, light, and crushable, but it's faaaaaaaar from clear. All that rice flake turned the mash into muck, and I obviously didn't get the efficiency, or the clarity I would have otherwise wanted. From this point forward, I shall switch to corn syrup, and call it even.

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  • Last Updated: 2023-11-12 01:58 UTC