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172 calories 18.5 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: International Pale Lager
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 8 gallons
Post Boil Size: 6 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.039 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.052 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 60% (brew house)
Hop Utilization: 99%
Calories: 172 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 18.5 g (Per 12oz)
Created Sunday January 29th 2023
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
7.50 lb American - Pilsner7.5 lb Pilsner 37 1.8 57.7%
2.50 lb American - Vienna2.5 lb Vienna 35 4 19.2%
2.50 lb Flaked Corn2.5 lb Flaked Corn 40 0.5 19.2%
0.50 lb German - Acidulated Malt0.5 lb Acidulated Malt 27 3.4 3.8%
13 lbs / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1 oz Hallertau Mittelfruh1 oz Hallertau Mittelfruh Hops Pellet 5.2 Boil 60 min 19.61 50%
1 oz Hallertau Mittelfruh1 oz Hallertau Mittelfruh Hops Pellet 5.2 Boil 5 min 3.91 50%
2 oz / 0.00
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
3 g Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
Wyeast - Pilsen Lager 2007
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
48 - 56 °F
Fermentation Temp:
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 94 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
CO2 Level: 0 Volumes
Target Water Profile
RB Czech Pils (from AHA)
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
25 0 0 50 4 0
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
Quick Water Requirements
Water Gallons  Quarts
Strike water volume at mash thickness of 1.5 qt/lb 4.88 19.5  
Mash volume with grains 5.92 23.7  
Grain absorption losses -1.63 -6.5  
Remaining sparge water volume (equipment estimates 4.08 g | 16.3 qt) 5 20  
Mash Lauter Tun losses -0.25 -1  
Pre boil volume (equipment estimates 7.08 g | 28.3 qt) 8 32  
Boil off losses -1.5 -6  
Hops absorption losses (first wort, boil, aroma) -0.08 -0.3  
Post boil Volume (equipment estimates 5.5 g | 22 qt) 6 24  
WARNING: Exceeded batch size - reduce boil size    
Going into fermentor (equipment estimates 6 g | 24 qt) 5.5 22  
Total: 9.88 39.5
Equipment Profile Used: System Default

Beer came out great. Nice light and flavorful. Could def brew it again just like this. The first few days it tasted like belgian blonde. After a couple weeks I thought I could taste lime and corn but now I do not. I can taste a bit of grainy flavor...

Next time you could consider trying to go for more corn flavor (not sure how, just more corn, or do someting to the corn or get a different corn that retains more flavor?) and more lime essence which could prob be done with some particular hop. Also consider lowering the vienna and pilsner, for more of a clean taste.

Came out good. Tried using omega models strain but had to settled for 2007. After a couple days no bubbler activity or krausen so i thought it was dead so I added a pack of 3470 maybe wasn't necessary maybe I just don't understand truly bottom fermenting yeast.

Can one tell the difference between this and American lager, or is it all in your head. To me this brew has notes of lime and corn which seem pretty distinct to mexican flavors.

At first tasted like belgian single (same hops!) So I let the keg chill for a few weeks and when I retapped it it was really clean clear and under control

new recipe!

need to dial in water. possible to use some BSG hops instead as well.

consulting with NB

and CB&B but they are doing this maris otter thing and other spin offs

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  • Last Updated: 2023-04-17 00:19 UTC