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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 2514
New Zealand Pilsner
5.5 gal 5.56% 34.33 1.053 1.010
All Grain 2196
Pre-Prohibition Corn Lager
5.5 gal 6% 40.15 1.054 1.008
All Grain 2165
Classic American Pilsner 2.0
5.5 gal 5.77% 42.33 1.062 1.018
All Grain 1285
Pre pro pils
5.5 gal 5.29% 33.21 1.054 1.013
All Grain 973
Grandfather Lager
3.5 gal 7.11% 36.6 1.070 1.016
All Grain 959
TEMPLATE FOR FINAL (TBC)
100 L 5.25% 35.46 1.049 1.009
All Grain 920
MB4 - Lemon/Rosemary
22 L 5.52% 39.76 1.051 1.009
All Grain 838
Classic American Pilsner
21 L 4.78% 28.28 1.047 1.011
All Grain 816
Pater's Pilsner
12 gal 5.31% 43.03 1.054 1.013
All Grain 694

Newest Pre-Prohibition Lager Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
The Phantom Lager 2019
2 gal 5.91% 29.06 1.059 1.014
All Grain 32
Cincy Style Lager
2.75 gal 5.52% 36.58 1.053 1.010
BIAB 49
Classic American Pilsner 2019
6.25 gal 5.37% 34.21 1.057 1.016
All Grain 24
Man of Golden Words
3 gal 5.2% 31.43 1.052 1.012
All Grain 60
New Classic
5.25 gal 6.31% 39.7 1.059 1.010
All Grain 80
Cluster Classic American Pilsner
23 L 4.99% 26.48 1.049 1.011
All Grain 91
#10 Wild Pig Ale
11 L 5.46% 36.92 1.048 1.006
extract 67
Uncle Tony's Lager
5.5 gal 5.58% 42.4 1.058 1.015
All Grain 100
Adios Bitchachos: El Hombe Pájaro Del Metro Edición
5.5 gal 6.37% 62.95 1.070 1.022
All Grain 99
CAP
4 gal 4.99% 30.82 1.050 1.012
BIAB 76

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

Name
Recipes
Country
Category
Type
Color
PPG
Avg. Usage
Usage Range
Flaked Corn 34 Adjunct raw 0.5°L
40 19% 7% - 36%
American - Pale 6-Row 22 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
35 68% 13% - 100%
American - Pale 2-Row 14 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 57% 20% - 100%
American - Pilsner 6 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 56% 39% - 100%
German - Acidulated Malt 6 German Grain acidulated malt 3.4°L
27 3% 2% - 5%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 6 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 5% 2% - 6%
Liquid Malt Extract - Light 5 Liquid Extract extract 4°L
35 75% 52% - 100%
German - Carapils 4 German Grain crystal malt 1.3°L
35 4% 2% - 5%
American - Munich - Light 10L 4 American Grain base malt 10°L
33 40% 5% - 100%
New Zealand - Vienna Malt 4 New Zealand Grain base malt 3.45178°L
39.1 36% 11% - 79%

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

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Cluster 14 6.5 40% 21% - 67%
Magnum 9 15 23% 5% - 63%
Saaz 7 3.5 33% 20% - 77%
Northern Brewer 7 7.8 31% 17% - 61%
Cascade 7 7 39% 22% - 100%
Crystal 6 4.3 33% 9% - 55%
Mount Hood 5 4.8 32% 13% - 67%
Sterling 3 8.7 40% 33% - 50%
Tettnanger 2 4.5 32% 30% - 40%
East Kent Goldings 2 5 29% 25% - 33%

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

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Flaked Corn 1 Adjunct raw 0.5°L
40 50% 50% - 50%
American - Caramel / Crystal 10L 1 American Grain crystal malt 10°L
35 100% 100% - 100%
American - Pale 6-Row 1 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
35 50% 50% - 50%

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

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis / Safale - Saflager - German Lager Yeast W-34/70 6 Fermentis / Safale Lager .105 High 83% 48°F 72°F
White Labs - American Lager Yeast WLP840 6 White Labs Lager Medium Medium 77.5% 50°F 55°F
Wyeast - Bohemian Lager 2124 5 Wyeast Lager 0.09 Medium 75% 48°F 58°F
White Labs - Old Bavarian Lager Yeast WLP920 4 White Labs Lager Medium-High Medium 69.5% 50°F 55°F
Wyeast - American Lager 2035 4 Wyeast Lager 0.09 Medium 75% 48°F 58°F
Mangrove Jack - Californian Lager M54 3 Mangrove Jack Lager n/a Med-High 79.5% 64°F 68°F
Wyeast - California Lager 2112 3 Wyeast Lager 0.09 High 69% 58°F 68°F
Mangrove Jack - Bohemian Lager Yeast M84 3 Mangrove Jack Lager n/a High 78% 50°F 59°F
Wyeast - Bavarian Lager 2206 2 Wyeast Lager 0.09 Med-High 75% 46°F 58°F
White Labs - German Bock Lager Yeast WLP833 2 White Labs Lager Med-High Medium 73% 48°F 55°F

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

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Irish Moss 8 Fining Boil 52% 11% - 100%
Gypsum 8 Water Agt Sparge 18% 0% - 62%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 5 Water Agt Mash 0% 0% - 1%
Lactic acid 3 Water Agt Sparge 57% 50% - 77%
Whirlfloc 3 Water Agt Boil 58% 38% - 100%
Epsom Salt 2 Water Agt Mash 0% 0% - 0%
Baking Soda 1 Water Agt Mash 0% 0% - 0%
Wyeast - Beer Nutrient 1 Other Boil 25% 25% - 25%

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