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Bitburger Clone

178 calories 18 carbs
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Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: German Pilsner (Pils)
Boil Time: 90 min
Batch Size: 6 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 8 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.041 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 80% (brew house)
Source: Mutilated1/HBT
Rating:
41

Calories: 178 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 18 g (Per 12oz)
Created Saturday September 27th 2014
1.054
1.013
5.45%
37.53
3.35
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable PPG °L Bill %
9.75 lb German - Pilsner9.75 lb Pilsner 38 1.6 90.7%
0.5 lb German - Munich Light0.5 lb Munich Light 37 6 4.7%
0.5 lb American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt)0.5 lb Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 33 1.8 4.7%
10.75 lb Total      
 
Hops
Amount Variety Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
0.5 oz Magnum0.5 oz Magnum Hops Pellet 15 Boil 60 min 25.86 22.2%
1 oz Perle1 oz Perle Hops Pellet 8.2 Boil 10 min 10.25 44.4%
0.25 oz Hallertau Hersbrucker0.25 oz Hallertau Hersbrucker Hops Pellet 4 Boil 10 min 1.25 11.1%
0.5 oz Tettnanger0.5 oz Tettnanger Hops Pellet 4.5 Boil 0.5 min 0.17 22.2%
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
4 gal Infusion 148 °F 90 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.25 qt/lb
 
Yeast
White Labs - Pilsner Lager Yeast WLP800
Amount:
1
Attenuation (avg):
74.5%
Flocculation:
Med-High
Optimum Temp:
50 - 55 °F
Starter:
No
Fermentation Temp:
52 °F
Pitch Rate:
-
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Notes

Ferments for about 3 weeks @50°F then do a Diacytl rest for 3 or 4 days @63°F. No additional yeast required for bottling as it will carb up with 4.5oz corn sugar in about 10 days. Store in fridge to lager for a month or so if you can keep out of it. Or keg it and allow the same time for lagering. I've made this 6 times and there is not much difference between using german pils or american pils. This is a very good Pilsner that I constantly brew!
I upped the Perle by a half once and scaled up to 6 gal from the original recipe found on HBT.

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Baywind 03/03/2019 at 01:36pm



Baywind 03/03/2019 at 01:38pm
4 of 5

I don’t think this tastes quite like a bit. It’s a good pils though. The flavor is a bit more bready and the hop flavor seems different more herbal maybe? Anyway like the recipe and I’ll keep trying....


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