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DIY El Dorado American Lager V8

170 calories 15.5 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: BIAB
Style: American Lager
Boil Time: 75 min
Batch Size: 5.7 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 6.8 gallons
Post Boil Size: 6.3 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.044 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.052 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 68% (brew house)
Calories: 170 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 15.5 g (Per 12oz)
Created: Friday April 12th 2024
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
8 lb Weyermann - Floor-Malted Bohemian Pilsner8 lb Floor-Malted Bohemian Pilsner 36.3 1.9 68.1%
3 lb Flaked Corn3 lb Flaked Corn 40 0.5 25.5%
0.75 lb Weyermann - Barke Vienna0.75 lb Barke Vienna 36 3.4 6.4%
11.75 lbs / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
10 g El Dorado10 g El Dorado Hops Pellet 14 Boil 60 min 17.42 83.3%
2 g El Dorado2 g El Dorado Hops Pellet 14 Boil 10 min 1.26 16.7%
12 g / 0.00
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Start Temp Target Temp Time
7.3 gal Temperature -- 150 °F 75 min
mash out Temperature -- 170 °F 10 min
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
0.50 each Whirlfloc tablet Fining Boil 15 min.
3.50 g Gypsum Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
2.20 tsp Yeast Nutrient Other Boil 10 min.
3.70 g Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
4.52 ml Lactic acid Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
0.30 g Salt Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
3.50 g Gypsum Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
1.10 g Epsom Salt Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
1 ml Lactic acid Water Agt Boil --
White Labs - German Bock Lager Yeast WLP833
1 Each
Attenuation (custom):
Optimum Temp:
48 - 55 °F
Fermentation Temp:
50 °F
Pitch Rate:
1.75 (M cells / ml / ° P) 486 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Method: co2       Amount: 10.23 psi       Temp: 36 °F       CO2 Level: 2.5 Volumes
Target Water Profile
Light colored and malty
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
65 4 7 70 85 0
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator

Multiple award winner, including 1st at Blue Bonnet 2023 & 2nd at NHC 2024 Indianapolis regional (pale American beer categories)

1st place Bluegrass Homebrew Competition (2023) in the Standard American Beer category, 2nd place BOS

2nd place Midwinter Homebrew Competition (2023) in Pale Lager

1st place America's Finest City (QUAFF) in the Standard American Beer category

1st place War of the Worts (2023) in the Light Lager category

2nd place KCBM (2023) in the Light Lager category

1st place IBU Open (2023) Pale American Beer category

1st place Bluebonnet Brew-Off (2023) in the Pale Lager category

1st Place Pale Lager category, St. Louis Microfest Competition 2023

1st Place American Lager category, Lagerpalooza 2023

1st place "pale malty crispy bois" Dogg Dayzz 2023

3rd place Light Lager category Brixtoberfest 2023

HM Merrimack in the Standard American/International Lager (16 entries) category

2nd place Best of Show (397 entries) and 1st place Industrial Beer category SNERHC

3rd place Pale American Beer category at the 2023 Indiana Brewer's Cup

3rd place Standard American Beer NERHBC 2023

3rd place Standard American Beer Oregon Brew Crew Fall Classic 2023


Full volume, no sparge

Target 16-18 IBU at 60 min and 1-2 IBU at 10min. Hops loose in kettle.

Add 1 mL lactic acid near end of boil.

Check pH at end of boil (target 5.1-5.2).

Chill immediately at end of 75 min boil.

Allow to sit covered x 1 hr prior to draining to FV

OXYGENATE prior to yeast pitch.

Ferment at 50F x 7 days, then raise 1-2F every 1 day until 64F or terminal gravity.

Once SG has stabilized, cold crash x 7 days adding gelatin on day 4.

Biofine 5 mL in the keg.

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