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Harvest - Equinox Pilsner

127 calories 10.9 g 330 ml
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: American Lager
Boil Time: 75 min
Batch Size: 7 liters (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 10 liters
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.029 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 72% (brew house)
Source: Greater Unknown Brewing Co.
Calories: 127 calories (Per 330ml)
Carbs: 10.9 g (Per 330ml)
Created Wednesday August 29th 2018
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
0.90 kg German - Bohemian Pilsner0.9 kg Bohemian Pilsner 38 1.9 69.2%
300 g German - Vienna300 g Vienna 37 4 23.1%
100 g United Kingdom - Dextrine Malt100 g Dextrine Malt 33 1.8 7.7%
1.3 kg / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
4 g Bravo4 g Bravo Hops Leaf/Whole 15.5 Boil 60 min 24.63 57.1%
3 g Bravo3 g Bravo Hops Leaf/Whole 15.5 Boil 30 min 14.2 42.9%
7 g / 0.00
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
Sparge 62 °C 60 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 3 L/kg
Fermentis - Saflager - Swiss Lager Yeast S-189
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
9 - 22 °C
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Target Water Profile
Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
80 5 25 75 80 100
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator

Brewday: 04/09/2018
OG: 1.042
Yeast Pitched: 05/09/2018
16/09/2018 - Racked to secondary, still at room temp, 1.008.
ABV: 4.5%

72% Efficiency!

Bottled: 16/09/2018

This started the lager project off on a high, literally, as I followed the water calculations to the dot and ended up with a record efficiency (one I haven't even came close to yet). Due to poor planning, the wort had to be left to cool overnight, and the yeast pitched in the morning. The addition of Vienna means the lager is a nice golden colour, a touch darker than planned as I was wanting something fairly light here, but I can see this shaping up to be a very presentable beer once cold crashed.

TASTING: Fantastic beer, colour is great, flavour, clarity etc, all bang on. However it seems that too much yeast dropped out during the cold crash, therefore the bottles have only just carbonated which really lets down the beer. In future, don't cold crash until they're carbed.

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  • Last Updated: 2018-10-12 17:09 UTC
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