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Alexandra 2022 5 gal

170 calories 14.7 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Czech Premium Pale Lager
Boil Time: 90 min
Batch Size: 5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 6.5 gallons
Post Boil Size: 6 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.048 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.052 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 63% (brew house)
Calories: 170 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 14.7 g (Per 12oz)
Created: Tuesday March 29th 2022
1.052
1.009
5.7%
36.7
6.0
5.4
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
10.50 lb American - Pilsner10.5 lb Pilsner 37 1.8 92.8%
0.50 lb American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt)0.5 lb Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 33 1.8 4.4%
5 oz German - Acidulated Malt5 oz Acidulated Malt 27 3.4 2.8%
11.31 lbs / 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
0.50 oz Magnum0.5 oz Magnum Hops Pellet 15 Boil 60 min 29 33.3%
0.50 oz Nobility0.5 oz Nobility Hops Pellet 5.2 Boil 30 min 7.73 33.3%
0.50 oz Nobility0.5 oz Nobility Hops Pellet 5.2 Boil 0 min 33.3%
1.50 oz / 0.00
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
3 g Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
 
Yeast
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast W-34/70
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (avg):
83%
Flocculation:
High
Optimum Temp:
48 - 72 °F
Starter:
No
Fermentation Temp:
-
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 85 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Priming
CO2 Level: 2.47 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
 
Notes

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4/1/22
brew day last night, came up short on volume although there was some volume left in the mash tun i couldnt decide if i should add it or not but i probably should have. likely the calculator wouldve been spot on.

anyway i got to 1055 for maybe 4.75 gallons added some cold water to bring it down to 1052 for maybe 4.85 gallons. was scared to bring it any lower lest i overshoot. also not sure what the yeast will do i had a large slurry 2nd gen 34/70 i used a third of the jar plus one fresh dry pack. fermenting at 60.
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3/29/2022
scaled down to 5 gal. removed warrior and using magnum for bittering. adjusting grain bill, base malt and acid malt slightly. will brew on igloo setup, (slightly lower efficiency and diff volumes). adjusting water.

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4/22/2021
brew day.
removing the hallertau mittelfruh and saaz in favor of nobility. adding some hallertau magnum i have in the fridge and then im going to have to add some warrior to get the rest of the way on ibu.

i picked up 10 gallons of glacier RO water from publix and added all treatments to strike water. next time prob need to get 15 gallons.

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4/15/2021
copied into new recipe to change to 10 gallons. this time will be using reused bavarian lager 2206 yeast from maibock 5 gallon batch. i think half the cake in each fermentor will be ok.

Redoing the water, not sure what it was set to before....
appears there is no real way to get a decent water profile for light lager from my house water. hopefully i can get a couple of those 5 gallon jugs and not have to buy 10 damn gallon jugs from grocery

im not sure but i think i can just add all my water additions to the mash water and be done with it? use straight distilled for the sparge
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8/12/2020
brew day. changing recipe to reflect saaz are actually 2.8 instead of 3.5. and i accidentally added .5 oz at 30 and flameout instead of .25 and .75 respectively.

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8/11/2020
copied into a new recipe today to mess with water profile. thinking about starting with distilled or purified (not sure if this is the same as RO) and building. looked at the pilsner preset profile which is very soft but that is just base water and suggested will not work correctly for mash and yeast health! instead looking at actual target profiles for czech pils i found online, debating between two (one from AHA forum, other from braukaiser) link in the water profile.

be sure to add acid only to the mash.

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7/12/2020
i rushed the end of this brew to have it ready for a trip to nj.
i believe i let it warm to 70 on day 10
cold crashed on day 11
kegged and carbed on day 12
canned on day 13
the cans turned out a little weird once we got to nj. diacetyl or dms or something. maybe a packaging issue.
when i returned home (day 25) the beer is still crisp fresh tasty and now clear.

overall i wouldnt be scared to try this fast fermentation schedule again, it turned out pretty clean. probably would want to start the diacetyl rest earlier and maybe for one more day. and it would be ideal to cold crash for at least a week before kegging. maybe two if you can stand it :-)

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6/24/2020
kind of stuck the beer in the fridge without thinking about fermentation plan. i wish i had done the rustys' fast lager technique (pasted below) but its too late i think.
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6/18/2020
brewed last night. original recipe i had 65% efficiency but came out at like 72. wanted to land at 4.9% but this will be 5.5%. oh well.

i think my efficiency is actually decent for 10-11 lbs grain, then goes down as i add more and more grain.

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6/9/2020
heavily formulated from notes and sample recipe here : https://byo.com/article/bohemian-pilsener-style-profile/

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not sure if i will use this on this brew but for reference, here is rusty's fast lager schedule :

  1. 50deg for first 48 hours
  2. raise one degree each day for 10 days
  3. on day 11, allow temp to free rise to (warmest temp in brewery, but lets just say 70)
  4. 9 days later start the cold crash
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