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Basic Mexican Lager

166 calories 14.6 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: BIAB
Style: Czech Amber Lager
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 6.97 gallons
Post Boil Size: 5.65 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.042 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.051 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 70% (brew house)
Source: BasicBrewing
Hop Utilization: 96%
Calories: 166 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 14.6 g (Per 12oz)
URL: https://youtu.be/ba1NpTNzu40?si=7weY--87HvvzUT5q
Created: Thursday March 28th 2024
1.051
1.009
5.6%
27.2
11.3
5.4
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
6 lb American - Pilsner6 lb Pilsner 37 1.8 60%
1 lb Caramel / Crystal 60L1 lb Caramel / Crystal 60L 34 60 10%
1 lb OiO - Flaked Corn1 lb Flaked Corn 41.4 0.7 10%
1 lb Munich Dark 20L1 lb Munich Dark 20L 34 20 10%
1 lb American - Vienna1 lb Vienna 35 4 10%
10 lbs / 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
56 g Saaz56 g Saaz Hops Pellet 3.5 Boil 60 min 27.21 100%
56 g / 0.00
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Start Temp Target Temp Time
7.75 gal Mash in Infusion 154 °F 154 °F 75 min
Mash out Infusion 154 °F 170 °F 10 min
Boil 170 °F 212 °F 60 min
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
3 tsp Yeast Nutrient Other Mash 0 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:
No
Fermentation Temp:
56 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 84 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Priming
CO2 Level: 2.25 Volumes
 
Target Water Profile
Cream Ale
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
0 0 0 0 0 0
Add to distilled water:

Baking soda 0.65 g
Gypsum 0.2 g
CaCl 0.5
Epsom salt 0.5 g

Note that these salt additions may need to change for the Amber version of this beer.
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
 
Notes

This recipe is from BasicBrewing. It uses Flaked Corn, which my other Mexican Lagers do not. They said it adds a little sweetness, and I’ve seen another video that used flaked corn, so I’m going for that. The other thing I’ve added is Crystal 60L for a darker color and richer flavor. I’m using Saflager 34/70, but BasicBrewing used Que Bueno yeast, not available at my brew shop.

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  • Last Updated: 2024-03-28 16:25 UTC
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