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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 2638
New Zealand Pilsner
5.5 gal 5.56% 34.33 1.053 1.010
All Grain 2364
Pre-Prohibition Corn Lager
5.5 gal 6% 40.15 1.054 1.008
All Grain 2312
Classic American Pilsner 2.0
5.5 gal 5.77% 42.33 1.062 1.018
All Grain 1387
Pre pro pils
5.5 gal 5.29% 33.21 1.054 1.013
All Grain 1005
Grandfather Lager
3.5 gal 7.11% 36.6 1.070 1.016
All Grain 994
TEMPLATE FOR FINAL (TBC)
100 L 5.25% 35.46 1.049 1.009
All Grain 944
MB4 - Lemon/Rosemary
22 L 5.52% 39.76 1.051 1.009
All Grain 863
Classic American Pilsner
21 L 4.78% 28.28 1.047 1.011
All Grain 861
Pater's Pilsner
12 gal 5.31% 43.03 1.054 1.013
All Grain 725

Newest Pre-Prohibition Lager Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Brave New World Lager
5.5 gal 5.85% 31.27 1.053 1.008
extract 6
(2019-09-20) Pre Pro Lager
6 gal 5.9% 50.24 1.062 1.017
All Grain 24
Cooks Goldblume Seasonal
5.5 gal 2.55% 0 1.026 1.006
BIAB 16
Awesome Recipe
5 gal 4.56% 5.55 1.044 1.010
All Grain 11
Corncob Pipe Pilsener
5 gal 5.58% 30.01 1.057 1.014
extract 17
Snatch the Pebble Pilsner
5.5 gal 4.69% 41.16 1.046 1.011
All Grain 24
The Phantom Lager 2019
2 gal 5.91% 29.06 1.059 1.014
All Grain 49
Cincy Style Lager
2.75 gal 5.52% 36.58 1.053 1.010
BIAB 65
Classic American Pilsner 2019
6.25 gal 5.37% 34.21 1.057 1.016
All Grain 44
Man of Golden Words
3 gal 5.2% 31.43 1.052 1.012
All Grain 78

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

Name
Recipes
Country
Category
Type
Color
PPG
Avg. Usage
Usage Range
Flaked Corn 36 Adjunct raw 0.5°L
40 19% 7% - 36%
American - Pale 6-Row 23 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
35 66% 12% - 100%
American - Pale 2-Row 15 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 60% 20% - 100%
American - Pilsner 7 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 62% 39% - 100%
German - Acidulated Malt 7 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 - Pilsner 5 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 66% 47% - 85%
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%

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

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Cluster 16 6.5 39% 8% - 67%
Magnum 9 15 23% 5% - 63%
Saaz 9 3.5 31% 17% - 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%
East Kent Goldings 2 5 29% 25% - 33%
Domestic Hallertau 2 3.9 40% 39% - 40%

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%
Briess - Brewers Yellow Corn Flakes 1 American Grain base malt 0.8°L
34.5 25% 25% - 25%
American - Caramel / Crystal 10L 1 American Grain crystal malt 10°L
35 100% 100% - 100%
Briess - Carapils Malt 1 American Grain base malt 1.5°L
34.5 50% 50% - 50%
American - Pale 6-Row 1 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
35 50% 50% - 50%
Belgian - Biscuit 1 Belgian Grain roasted malt 23°L
35 13% 13% - 13%
Canadian - Honey Malt 1 Canadian Grain base malt 25°L
37 13% 13% - 13%

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 7 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
Wyeast - California Lager 2112 3 Wyeast Lager 0.09 High 69% 58°F 68°F
Mangrove Jack - Californian Lager M54 3 Mangrove Jack Lager n/a Med-High 79.5% 64°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
Gypsum 9 Water Agt Mash 19% 0% - 62%
Irish Moss 7 Fining Boil 45% 11% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 4 Water Agt Mash 0% 0% - 1%
Lactic acid 4 Water Agt Mash 55% 50% - 77%
Whirlfloc 3 Water Agt Boil 58% 38% - 100%
Epsom Salt 3 Water Agt Mash 7% 0% - 29%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 2 Water Agt Mash 22% 1% - 43%
Baking Soda 1 Water Agt Mash 0% 0% - 0%
Wyeast - Beer Nutrient 1 Other Boil 25% 25% - 25%

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