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Popcorn and a Cookie

157 calories 14.9 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: BIAB
Style: American Lager
Boil Time: 90 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 7.14 gallons
Post Boil Size: 5.75 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.029 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.048 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 75% (brew house)
Source: Heir Stein
Hop Utilization: 99%
Calories: 157 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 14.9 g (Per 12oz)
Created Friday November 1st 2019
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
5 lb Bestmalz - BEST Pilsen5 lb BEST Pilsen 37 1.9 55.6%
2 lb Honey2 lb Honey - (late boil kettle addition) 35 2 22.2%
1 lb Flaked Corn1 lb Flaked Corn 40 0.5 11.1%
1 lb US - Pale 2-Row1 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 11.1%
9 lbs / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
0.90 oz Artisan - Hallertau Mittelfruh0.9 oz Hallertau Mittelfruh Hops Pellet 4.2 Boil 60 min 15.65 54.5%
0.75 oz Hallertau Tradition (Germany)0.75 oz Hallertau Tradition (Germany) Hops Pellet 5.3 Boil 0 min 45.5%
1.65 oz / 0.00
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
7.5 gal Step mash Temperature 132 °F 30 min
Step mash Temperature 155 °F 30 min
Step mash Temperature 168 °F 15 min
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
1.24 g Chalk Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
0.35 g Epsom Salt Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
0.16 g Salt Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
3.81 ml Lactic acid Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
White Labs - Copenhagen Lager Yeast WLP850
1 Each
Attenuation (custom):
Optimum Temp:
50 - 58 °F
Fermentation Temp:
50 °F
Pitch Rate:
1.5 (M cells / ml / ° P) 372 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Method: dextrose       Amount: 3.3 oz       Temp: 38 °F       CO2 Level: 2.65 Volumes
Target Water Profile
Pilsen (Light Lager)
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
7 3 2 5 5 25
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
  • 1 to 1.5 lb air-popped popcorn in the mash.

  • Air pop the popcorn and add to the milled malt just before mashing. (1 lb of popcorn is about 2 cups unpopped kernels). Popcorn will soak up the water about the same amount as milled grain does and sink. I stir once during the 150 degree step mash.

  • Add the light honey at flame out. Do not boil honey or you will loose the honey flavor, (orange blossom, light clover etc). I use raw clover but any will work.

  • Aim for 11-15 IBUs, no more or it will overshadow the honey.

  • Use very low mineral water, around 50ppm CaCl. I start with distilled.

  • Use a high attenuating yeast, Rocky mountain, Diamond, Copenhagen, 34/70. You dont want any fruity tastes from the yeast.

  • Most definitely improves with lagering; 6-8 weeks. The light honey taste will start to become noticeable. If you can keep out of it, its a great beer.

    *Named after my dog Popcorn, who was my quality control guy on brew day. He vigilantly watched for anything that fell on the floor and got a bowl of spent grain at the end of the mash. I made dog cookies out of the remaining adding either pumpkin or peanut butter. PS he absolutely hated popcorn, wouldnt touch it, go figure...He passed 03/29/22 and is greatly missed.
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  • Last Updated: 2022-11-13 11:47 UTC
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