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German Dortmunder Lager

205 calories 20.8 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: German Helles Exportbier
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 9 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 9.5 gallons
Post Boil Size: 8 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.059 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 82% (brew house)
Source: Kevin
Calories: 205 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 20.8 g (Per 12oz)
Created Saturday June 20th 2020
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
14.50 lb German - Pilsner14.5 lb Pilsner 38 1.6 80.6%
3 lb German - Munich Light3 lb Munich Light 37 6 16.7%
0.50 lb German - CaraHell0.5 lb CaraHell 34 11 2.8%
18 lbs / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1 oz Magnum1 oz Magnum Hops Pellet 15 Boil 60 min 29.32 20%
2 oz Hallertau Hersbrucker2 oz Hallertau Hersbrucker Hops Pellet 2.5 Boil 30 min 7.51 40%
2 oz Hallertau Hersbrucker2 oz Hallertau Hersbrucker Hops Pellet 2.5 Boil 15 min 4.85 40%
5 oz / 0.00
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
6 gal Infusion 150 °F 60 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.5 qt/lb
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
7 g Gypsum Water Agt Mash 0 min.
2.50 g Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) Water Agt Mash 0 min.
1 g Table Salt Water Agt Mash 0 min.
1.50 ml Lactic acid Water Agt Mash 0 min.
1.50 ml Lactic acid Water Agt Sparge 0 min.
Wyeast - Pilsen Lager 2007
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
48 - 56 °F
Fermentation Temp:
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 181 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Method: co2       CO2 Level: 2.25 Volumes
Target Water Profile
Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
57 2 12 4 90 15
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator

Generally, I would use all Weyermann Barke Pilsner with some Munich Malt and maybe a bit of carahell. This was kind of a "use up the last of several sacks of grain" beer. That is why it is a weird combo of grains.
This recipe is scaled to make 9 gallons of beer in a 10 gallon pot. I start with 9.5 gallons, boil it down to 8.5 gallons. I ferment in two 5 gallon corny kegs. Each Corny keg already has 1.25 gallons of preboiled, treated, chilled water. I brew the beer above gravity, bitterness, etc. knowing I will dilute it back down when I add it to the fermenter that already contains water. This allows me to brew 9 gallons of finished beer from one brew session. I usually only use this strategy when making lagers as it is nice to finish with more beer from the longer process and I can also fit 4 corny kegs in my fermentation freezer.

  • I point this out because the volumes and amounts will likely look strange if you are trying to brew it. I would recommend going off of the percentages and scaling it to your system/volumes.
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