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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)
URL: https://bcoem.bluebonnetbrewoff.org/
Created: Friday April 12th 2024
1.052
1.010
5.5%
18.7
3.4
5.3
n/a
 
Fermentables
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
 
Hops
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 --
 
Yeast
White Labs - German Bock Lager Yeast WLP833
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (custom):
78%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Temp:
48 - 55 °F
Starter:
Yes
Fermentation Temp:
50 °F
Pitch Rate:
1.75 (M cells / ml / ° P) 486 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Priming
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
 
Notes

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
https://bluegrasscup.brewcomp.com/

2nd place Midwinter Homebrew Competition (2023) in Pale Lager
category.
https://midwinterhbc.com/competition/

1st place America's Finest City (QUAFF) in the Standard American Beer category
https://quaff.org/AFC-2023/index.php?msg=5

1st place War of the Worts (2023) in the Light Lager category
http://www.keystonehops.com/waroftheworts2023/

2nd place KCBM (2023) in the Light Lager category
https://kcbmcomp.com/?mibextid=Zxz2cZ

1st place IBU Open (2023) Pale American Beer category
https://ibuopen.brewcompetition.com/

1st place Bluebonnet Brew-Off (2023) in the Pale Lager category
https://bcoem.bluebonnetbrewoff.org/

1st Place Pale Lager category, St. Louis Microfest Competition 2023
https://stlbrews.brewcompetition.com/

1st Place American Lager category, Lagerpalooza 2023
https://lagerpalooza-proam.com/

1st place "pale malty crispy bois" Dogg Dayzz 2023
https://doggdayzz.brewingcompetitions.com/

3rd place Light Lager category Brixtoberfest 2023
https://brixtoberfest.brixiesbrewers.com/

HM Merrimack in the Standard American/International Lager (16 entries) category
https://competition.mvhbc.com/

2nd place Best of Show (397 entries) and 1st place Industrial Beer category SNERHC
https://snerhc.com/

3rd place Pale American Beer category at the 2023 Indiana Brewer's Cup
https://cdn.saffire.com/files.ashx?t=fg&rid=IndianaStateFair&f=2023_INBrewersCup_HBResults_Final.pdf

3rd place Standard American Beer NERHBC 2023
https://nerhbc.brewingcompetitions.com/

3rd place Standard American Beer Oregon Brew Crew Fall Classic 2023
https://fallclassic.brewingcompetitions.com/


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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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