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Historical Beer - Pre-Prohibition Lager

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 Pre-Prohibition Lager Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Pre-Prohibition Lager
11 gal 4.35% 32.74 1.044 1.010
All Grain 4312
Pre-Prohibition Corn Lager
5.5 gal 6% 40.15 1.054 1.008
All Grain 4023
New Zealand Pilsner
5.5 gal 5.56% 34.33 1.053 1.010
All Grain 3801
Classic American Pilsner 2.0
5.5 gal 5.77% 42.33 1.062 1.018
All Grain 2241
Pre pro pils
5.5 gal 5.29% 33.21 1.054 1.013
All Grain 1571
Grandfather Lager
3.5 gal 7.11% 36.6 1.070 1.016
All Grain 1562
Classic American Pilsner
21 L 4.78% 28.28 1.047 1.011
All Grain 1460
MB4 - Lemon/Rosemary
22 L 5.52% 39.76 1.051 1.009
All Grain 1348
TEMPLATE FOR FINAL (TBC)
100 L 5.25% 35.46 1.049 1.009
All Grain 1310
Pater's Pilsner
12 gal 5.31% 43.03 1.054 1.013
All Grain 1125

Newest Pre-Prohibition Lager Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Pre-Prohibition Lager - BYO
5 gal 6.24% 46.53 1.060 1.015
All Grain 21
Cappy #2 (Clas. Amer. Pilsner)
5.5 gal 4.9% 32.12 1.047 1.010
All Grain 25
Pre Prohibition Lager
12 gal 4.76% 28.41 1.048 1.011
All Grain 33
Texas lager
3.2 gal 4.5% 27.08 1.038 1.004
BIAB 88
Neighbor
6 gal 4.66% 9.54 1.044 1.008
All Grain 176
New Zealand Pilsner
20 L 5.88% 42.94 1.052 1.008
All Grain 61
Pre-Prohibition lager
5.5 gal 5.78% 35.87 1.055 1.011
BIAB 85
Pre-Pro Mexico Lager
6 gal 4.77% 36.66 1.049 1.013
BIAB 115
(2021-10-24) Liberty Lager
5.5 gal 5.78% 32.92 1.055 1.011
BIAB 30
Modern Hop CAP 1.04
6 gal 5.62115% 0 1.050 1.007
All Grain 94

Fermentables Used In Pre-Prohibition Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Flaked Corn 55 Adjunct raw 0.5°L
40 19% 7% - 36%
American - Pale 6-Row 31 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
35 67% 13% - 100%
Pale 2-Row 21 Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 58% 20% - 100%
German - Acidulated Malt 13 German Grain acidulated malt 3.4°L
27 2% 1% - 5%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 10 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 4% 2% - 6%
American - Pilsner 10 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 67% 39% - 100%
Munich - Light 10L 6 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 30% 5% - 100%
German - Pilsner 6 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 60% 29% - 85%
Liquid Malt Extract - Light 5 Liquid Extract extract 4°L
35 75% 52% - 100%
Rice Hulls 5 Adjunct other 0°L
0 4% 1% - 9%

Hops Used In Pre-Prohibition Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Cluster 26 6.5 39% 8% - 75%
Cascade 11 7 39% 18% - 100%
Saaz 10 3.5 29% 17% - 77%
Crystal 10 4.3 31% 9% - 75%
Magnum 10 15 24% 5% - 63%
Northern Brewer 8 7.8 31% 17% - 61%
Mount Hood 7 4.8 35% 13% - 67%
Hallertau Mittelfruh 5 3.75 44% 31% - 100%
Perle 4 8.2 57% 20% - 100%
Willamette 4 4.5 34% 13% - 42%

Steeping Grains Used In Pre-Prohibition Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range

Yeasts Used In Pre-Prohibition Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast W-34/70 13 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 83% 48°F 72°F
Wyeast - Bohemian Lager 2124 9 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Medium 75% 48°F 58°F
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast S-23 6 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 82% 48°F 72°F
White Labs - American Lager Yeast WLP840 5 White Labs Lagers Medium Medium 77.5% 50°F 55°F
Wyeast - American Lager 2035 4 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Medium 75% 48°F 58°F
Wyeast - Pilsen Lager 2007 4 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Medium 73% 48°F 56°F
White Labs - Old Bavarian Lager Yeast WLP920 4 White Labs Lagers Medium-High Medium 69.5% 50°F 55°F
Wyeast - California Lager 2112 3 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 High 69% 58°F 68°F
Mangrove Jack - Bohemian Lager Yeast M84 3 Mangrove Jack Lagers n/a High 78% 50°F 59°F
Wyeast - Bavarian Lager 2206 3 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Med-High 75% 46°F 58°F

Other Ingredients Used In Pre-Prohibition Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 20 Water Agt Mash 18% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 10 Water Agt Mash 68% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 8 Water Agt Sparge 27% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 7 Fining Boil 45% 11% - 100%
Whirlfloc 6 Water Agt Boil 71% 38% - 100%
Epsom Salt 5 Water Agt Mash 10% 0% - 33%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 4 Water Agt Mash 10% 0% - 38%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 4 Water Agt Mash 0% 0% - 1%
Wyeast - Beer Nutrient 4 Other Boil 52% 25% - 100%
Sea salt 2 Spice Mash 10% 0% - 20%

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