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D2D American Lager Simple DA▼ 11.13.15 (28 days)

192 calories 15.8 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Standard American Lager
Boil Time: 90 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 8 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.037 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 86% (brew house)
Source: Zimurgy magazine
Calories: 192 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 15.8 g (Per 12oz)
Created Tuesday November 10th 2015
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
9.20 lb American - Pale 2-Row9.2 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 90.2%
1 lb Rice Syrup Solids1 lb Rice Syrup Solids - (late addition) 37 1 9.8%
10.2 lb / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
0.90 oz Hallertau Hersbrucker0.9 oz Hallertau Hersbrucker Hops Pellet 4 Boil 60 min 14.03 100%
0.9 oz / 0.00
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
8 gal mash Temperature 149 °F 60 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.5 qt/lb
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
1 each Whirlfloc Fining Boil 15 min.
1 tbsp Yeast Nutrient Water Agt Boil 10 min.
White Labs - American Lager Yeast WLP840
1 Each
Attenuation (custom):
Optimum Temp:
50 - 55 °F
Fermentation Temp:
48 °F
Pitch Rate:
2.0 (M cells / ml / ° P) 604 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Target Water Profile
Golden State Water
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
70 21 72 81 148 220
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator

Didn't really like it. Don't know what went wrong but it has a off flavor taste I really don't like.

Additional Instructions:
Primary Ferment: 14 days at 46°-58° degrees
Secondary Ferment: 14 days at 32°-40° degrees
Date: Brew Day • 11.13.15
Gravity End of Boil (OG) • 1.060
Gravity (FG) • __________
Date: Pitch Yeast Day • 11.17.15
Date: Dropped temp • 12.03.15 @35°degrees
Date: Keg Day • Should 12.15.15 <------------
Drafted Who’s House • Dan's 1.020

I screwed this one up. Had a strong diacidal
Had to take out the 1.8 pds of Flaked Rice and substituted 1 pd of Rice Syrup Solids which is used in many American Light Lagers.

Rice syrup solids are a granulated powder adjunct, similar to corn sugar or maltodextrin. Utilized to lighten beer color, add body, rice flavor and fermentable sugars, Rice solids are often employed in light adjunct lagers produced by breweries world wide, including Budweiser, Coors, and Miller.

Added to the kettle along with malt extract, Rice Syrup solids reproduce versions of Japanese and American style pilsners.

Application Tip:

Successfully used in extract, partial mash or all grain recipes, Brew and Grow recommends using 1 – 2 lbs. in the final 15 – 30 minutes of the boil for best results.

Added both WLP840 but had to added additional yeast because one White Labs bottle was out dated.

♫Create 8 gallons sparge water. Bring to 154° strike temperature. Prime pump. Pump water through hose. Add tablespoon 5.2 pH balancer
♫Add 2 drops Fermcap before adding grain.
♫Add grain – Sparge at 154° for 90 minutes (Minimum 60) (One gallon loss during sparge process) Water burn rate: 1-1/2 gallon per hour.
♫Boil clean water for end of boil session adjustment. Adjust to 5.5 water line.
•Dark beers – Add x tablespoon Calcium Carbonate
•IPA beers – Add 5 tablespoon Gypsum for IPA

WAKE UP!!!!!!
15 minutes – Add immersion chiller
15 minutes - Add Whirlfloc
10 minutes – Add 1 teaspoon Yeast Nutrient last

♦ Check to see if fermentation tank nozzle is pointed upwards

Purge oxygen with CO2
Chill keg 24 hours before force carbonation.
Force Carbonation Calculator: 20 psi 4 days
Volumes of CO2 2.5 at 36°F = 10.2 psi American Ales

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