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02A1. International Pale Lager

168 calories 17 carbs
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: International Pale Lager
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 7.5 gallons
Post Boil Size: 6 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.038 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 75% (brew house)
Source: WAWooldridge
Calories: 168 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 17 g (Per 12oz)
Created Monday August 21st 2017
1.051
1.012
5.19%
19.31
3.02
5.4
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable PPG °L Bill %
8 lb American - Pale 2-Row8 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 80%
2 lb Flaked Rice2 lb Flaked Rice 40 0.5 20%
10 lb Total      
 
Hops
Amount Variety Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1.25 oz Hallertau Hersbrucker1.25 oz Hallertau Hersbrucker Hops Pellet 4 Boil 60 min 19.31 100%
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
3.5 qt Strike Water (Flaked Rice) Temperature 118 °F --
qt Beta-glucanase Rest (Flaked Rice) Infusion 113 °F 20 min
qt Protein Rest (Flaked Rice) Temperature 131 °F 15 min
18 qt Strike Water (All Grain) Temperature 158 °F --
qt Amylase Rest (All Grain) Infusion 154 °F 60 min
15.3 qt Mash-Out Temperature 170 °F 15 min
20.3 qt Batch Sparge Sparge 170 °F 15 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.75 qt/lb
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Type Use Time
1 tsp Irish Moss Fining Boil 15 min.
53.75 ml Phosphoric acid Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
8.19 g Phosphoric acid Water Agt Sparge 1 hr.
 
Yeast
White Labs - Czech Budejovice Lager Yeast WLP802
Amount:
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
77.5%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Temp:
50 - 55 °F
Starter:
Yes
Fermentation Temp:
52 °F
Pitch Rate:
1.5 (M cells / ml / ° P) 394 B cells required
Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Priming
CO2 Level: 3 Volumes
 
Target Water Profile
Pilsen (Light Lager)
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
7 3 2 5 5 25
Add 1lb rice hulls to every 5lb of grain to help keep mash temperature evenly distributed.

Flaked Rice:
Cook by simmering them with twice their volume in water.
Beta-glucanase rest @ 97-113 F (20 min)
Followed by Protein Rest @ 122F (10 min)
Bring up to 152F and add to mash.
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
 
Notes

Overall Impression:
A highly-attenuated pale lager without strong flavors, typically well-balanced and highly carbonated. Served cold, it is refreshing and thirst-quenching.

Aroma:
Low to medium-low malt aroma, which can be grainy-malty or slightly corny-sweet. Hop aroma may range from very low to a medium, spicy or floral hop presence. While a clean fermentation profile is generally most desirable, low levels of yeast character (such as a light apple fruitiness) are not a fault. A light amount of DMS or corn aroma is not a fault.

Appearance:
Pale straw to gold color. White, frothy head may not be long lasting. Very clear.

Flavor:
Low to moderate levels of grainy-malt flavor, with a crisp, dry, well-attenuated finish. The grain character can be somewhat neutral, or show a light bready-crackery quality or up to moderate corny or malty sweetness. Hop flavor ranges from none to medium levels, and often showing a floral, spicy, or herbal character if detected. Hop bitterness at medium-low to medium level. Balance may vary from slightly malty to slightly bitter, but is relatively close to even. Neutral aftertaste with light malt and sometimes hop flavors. A light amount of DMS is not a fault.

Mouthfeel:
Light to medium body. Moderately high to highly carbonated. Can have a slight carbonic bite on the tongue.

Comments:
International lagers tend to have fewer adjuncts than standard American lagers. They may be all-malt, although strong flavors are still a fault. A broad category of international mass-market lagers ranging from up-scale American lagers to the typical “import” or “green bottle” international beers found in America and many export markets. Often confusingly labeled as a “Pilsner.” Any skunkiness in commercial beers from being light struck in a green bottle is a mishandling fault, not a characteristic of the style.

History:
In the United States, developed as a premium version of the standard American lager, with a similar history. Outside the United States, developed either as an imitation of American style lagers, or as a more accessible (and often drier and less bitter) version of a Pilsner-type beer. Often heavily marketed and exported by large industrial or multi-national breweries.

Characteristic Ingredients:
Two- or six-row barley. May use rice, corn, or sugar as adjuncts, or may be all malt.

Style Comparison:
Generally, more bitter and filling than American lager. Less hoppy and bitter than a German Pils. Less body, malt flavor, and hop character than a Czech Premium Pale Lager. More robust versions can approach a Munich Helles in flavor, although with more of an adjunct quality.

Vital Statistics:
OG: 1.042 – 1.050
FG: 1.008 – 1.012
ABV: 4.6 – 6.0%
IBUs: 18 – 25
SRM: 2 – 6

Commercial Examples:
Asahi Super Dry, Birra Moretti, Corona Extra, Devils Backbone Gold Leaf Lager, Full Sail Session Premium Lager, Heineken, Red Stripe, Singha

Tags:
standard-strength, pale-color, bottom-fermented, lagered, traditional-style, pale-lager-family, balanced

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