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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 4782
New Zealand Pilsner
5.5 gal 5.56% 34.33 1.053 1.010
All Grain 4603
Pre-Prohibition Corn Lager
5.5 gal 6% 40.15 1.054 1.008
All Grain 4433
Classic American Pilsner 2.0
5.5 gal 5.77% 42.33 1.062 1.018
All Grain 2486
Grandfather Lager
3.5 gal 7.11% 36.6 1.070 1.016
All Grain 1859
Pre pro pils
5.5 gal 5.29% 33.21 1.054 1.013
All Grain 1767
Classic American Pilsner
21 L 4.78% 28.28 1.047 1.011
All Grain 1730
MB4 - Lemon/Rosemary
22 L 5.52% 39.76 1.051 1.009
All Grain 1594
TEMPLATE FOR FINAL (TBC)
100 L 5.25% 35.46 1.049 1.009
All Grain 1527
Pater's Pilsner
12 gal 5.31% 43.03 1.054 1.013
All Grain 1318

Newest Pre-Prohibition Lager Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Ol' Fashioned Lager
160 gal 6.08% 18.45 1.055 1.009
All Grain 67
Awesome Recipe
113 gal 5.37% 30.68 1.055 1.014
All Grain 36
Adios Bitchachos Retro
2 gal 5.8% 36.48 1.059 1.014
All Grain 178
PPP
46 L 5.15% 39.2 1.050 1.010
All Grain 32
Pre-Prohibition Lager
5 gal 5.66% 34.64 1.054 1.011
All Grain 176
Workin' Man
6 gal 5.49% 33.69 1.056 1.014
All Grain 311
Crime Wave
5 gal 5.48% 45.91 1.050 1.008
All Grain 139
Pre-Pro Lager
2.75 gal 5.17% 29.34 1.050 1.011
All Grain 189
2022 Big Brew American Lager
6 gal 4.89% 27.48 1.049 1.012
BIAB 228
Olde Worlds
6 gal 5.84% 41.59 1.058 1.014
All Grain 176

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

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Flaked Corn 80 Adjunct raw 0.5°L
40 19% 7% - 36%
American - Pale 6-Row 46 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
35 62% 13% - 100%
US - Pale 2-Row 26 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 56% 1% - 100%
German - Acidulated Malt 20 German Grain acidulated malt 3.4°L
27 2% 1% - 5%
American - Pilsner 18 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 65% 22% - 100%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 12 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 4% 2% - 6%
German - Pilsner 9 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 55% 29% - 85%
Rice Hulls 8 Adjunct other 0°L
0 4% 1% - 9%
German - Floor-Malted Bohemian Pilsner 7 German Grain base malt 1.8°L
38 51% 18% - 92%
American - Caramel / Crystal 10L 6 American Grain crystal malt 10°L
35 8% 5% - 10%

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

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Cluster 34 6.5 40% 8% - 100%
Magnum 18 15 25% 5% - 63%
Crystal 15 4.3 31% 9% - 75%
Cascade 12 7 38% 18% - 100%
Saaz 12 3.5 30% 17% - 77%
Mount Hood 11 4.8 39% 13% - 67%
Hallertau Mittelfruh 9 3.75 39% 23% - 100%
Northern Brewer 8 7.8 31% 17% - 61%
Willamette 7 4.5 35% 13% - 42%
Sterling 5 8.7 39% 11% - 69%

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 22 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 83% 48°F 72°F
Wyeast - Bohemian Lager 2124 10 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Medium 75% 48°F 58°F
White Labs - American Lager Yeast WLP840 8 White Labs Lagers Medium Medium 77.5% 50°F 55°F
Wyeast - American Lager 2035 8 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Medium 75% 48°F 58°F
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast S-23 7 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 82% 48°F 72°F
Wyeast - Bavarian Lager 2206 4 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Med-High 75% 46°F 58°F
Mangrove Jack - Californian Lager M54 4 Mangrove Jack Lagers n/a Med-High 79.5% 64°F 68°F
Mangrove Jack - Bavarian Lager M76 4 Mangrove Jack Lagers n/a Medium 77.5% 45°F 57°F
White Labs - Old Bavarian Lager Yeast WLP920 4 White Labs Lagers Medium-High Medium 69.5% 50°F 55°F
White Labs - German Bock Lager Yeast WLP833 3 White Labs Lagers 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
Gypsum 35 Water Agt Mash 19% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 19 Water Agt Mash 23% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 17 Water Agt Mash 64% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 14 Water Agt Mash 14% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 14 Water Agt Boil 52% 6% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 8 Water Agt Mash 15% 0% - 50%
Irish Moss 7 Fining Boil 45% 11% - 100%
Wyeast - Beer Nutrient 4 Other Mash 52% 25% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 4 Water Agt Mash 0% 0% - 1%
Baking Soda 2 Water Agt Mash 0% 0% - 0%

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