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My Best Pils

146 calories 12.1 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: BIAB
Style: German Pils
Boil Time: 90 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 7.5 gallons
Post Boil Size: 6.75 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.041 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 77% (brew house)
Source: Mike
Hop Utilization: 99%
Calories: 146 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 12.1 g (Per 12oz)
Created Friday October 16th 2020
1.045
1.007
5.0%
27.3
3.1
5.4
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
8 lb German - Floor-Malted Bohemian Pilsner8 lb Floor-Malted Bohemian Pilsner 38 1.8 93.4%
0.25 lb German - CaraFoam0.25 lb CaraFoam 37 1.8 2.9%
5 oz German - Acidulated Malt5 oz Acidulated Malt 27 3.4 3.6%
8.56 lbs / 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
0.50 oz magnum0.5 oz magnum Hops Pellet 12.1 Boil 60 min 22.53 25%
0.50 oz Tettnanger0.5 oz Tettnanger Hops Pellet 3.3 Boil 30 min 4.72 25%
1 oz Tettnanger1 oz Tettnanger Hops Pellet 3.3 Boil 0 min 50%
2 oz / 0.00
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
7.5 gal Infusion 150 °F 60 min
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
0.75 g Chalk Water Agt Mash 90 min.
0.50 g Epsom Salt Water Agt Mash 90 min.
0.21 g Baking Soda Water Agt Mash 90 min.
0.25 g Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) Water Agt Mash 90 min.
 
Yeast
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast W-34/70
Amount:
2 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (avg):
83%
Flocculation:
High
Optimum Temp:
48 - 72 °F
Starter:
Yes
Fermentation Temp:
50 °F
Pitch Rate:
1.5 (M cells / ml / ° P) 350 B cells required
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Priming
Method: co2       Amount: 23.72 psi       Temp: 68 °F       CO2 Level: 2.25 Volumes
 
Target Water Profile
Pilsen (Light Lager)
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
7 3 2 5 5 25
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
 
Notes
  • Light easy boil reduces Maillard reactions and keeps this very pale.

  • Use quality fresh ingredients!

  • Mash at a low temp 149-150° for a light crisp body.

  • Use very low mineral content pure water. I start with distilled and add very little mineral salts.

  • Medium carbonation.

  • I've also tried WLP940 Mexican lager yeast,(supposedly from Modelo) that turns out a wonderful pils. Wyeast 2206 and WLP860, (860 give a more malty flavor), is surprising tasty also given enough lagering time .

  • Use the correct glassware to drink.

  • Very crisp and clean that attenuates well producing a tasty crisp clean pilsner. It pours with a nice bright white head that dissipates to a thin line that lasts. It pours hazy but clears brilliantly as you drink it.
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  • Last Updated: 2021-11-22 16:41 UTC
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