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German Gold AG

166 calories 14.6 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Blonde Ale
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: 1.041 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.051 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 75% (brew house)
Source: Dman
Calories: 166 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 14.6 g (Per 12oz)
Created: Friday June 28th 2019
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
10 lb German - Avangard Pilsner Malt10 lb Avangard Pilsner Malt 37.3 1.7 100%
10 lbs / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
0.50 oz Domestic Hallertau0.5 oz Domestic Hallertau Hops Pellet 4.5 Boil 60 min 9.44 25%
0.50 oz German Tradition0.5 oz German Tradition Hops Pellet 6 Boil 60 min 12.59 25%
0.50 oz Domestic Hallertau0.5 oz Domestic Hallertau Hops Pellet 4.5 Boil 15 min 2.52 25%
0.50 oz German Tradition0.5 oz German Tradition Hops Pellet 6 Boil 15 min 3.36 25%
2 oz / 0.00
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Start Temp Target Temp Time
16 qt Dough in temp 163ºF Infusion -- 152 °F 60 min
19 qt Sparge water temp 172ºF? Sparge -- 162 °F 30 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.6 qt/lb
Fermentis - Safale - German Ale Yeast K-97
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
54 - 77 °F
Fermentation Temp:
70 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 92 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
CO2 Level: 2.45 Volumes
Target Water Profile
Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
0 0 0 0 0 0
Same as the BIAB version of this beer - tap water run through a carbon filter.
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator

Whirlfloc Tablet @ 15 min.
Chiller coil @ 15 min.
Part copied from the BIAB version of this recipe.
I threw this recipe together in about 5 minutes just to test a 10 gallon boil kettle I bought off of Craigslist. I happened to be in my LHBS ordering 10 lbs of pilsen when I turned around and they had a whole stack of Avangard Pilsen in 10 lb bags already milled for $0.75/lb !!! 75 cents a pound???!!! Yeah, I'll take that thanks. heheh I should have bought it all.
MUCH less trub using a mash tun. (duh now, but I didn't know it back then)
Anyway... this is a nice light "biscuitty" beer. Tastes similar to a Stella. I did brew this again as I got back to my LHBS and picked up the last bag they had of Avangard Pilsen. Same as BIAB, but you get more beer because there's less trub/sludge/dregs left in your fermentor. You may get a little more flavor if you add a 1/2 lb of Vienna or something, but as is it's a pretty nice light beer. Very easy drinker. Cheers!

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