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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 3384
Pre-Prohibition Corn Lager
5.5 gal 6% 40.15 1.054 1.008
All Grain 3121
New Zealand Pilsner
5.5 gal 5.56% 34.33 1.053 1.010
All Grain 2989
Classic American Pilsner 2.0
5.5 gal 5.77% 42.33 1.062 1.018
All Grain 1764
Pre pro pils
5.5 gal 5.29% 33.21 1.054 1.013
All Grain 1281
Grandfather Lager
3.5 gal 7.11% 36.6 1.070 1.016
All Grain 1245
Classic American Pilsner
21 L 4.78% 28.28 1.047 1.011
All Grain 1158
TEMPLATE FOR FINAL (TBC)
100 L 5.25% 35.46 1.049 1.009
All Grain 1086
MB4 - Lemon/Rosemary
22 L 5.52% 39.76 1.051 1.009
All Grain 1033
Pater's Pilsner
12 gal 5.31% 43.03 1.054 1.013
All Grain 858

Newest Pre-Prohibition Lager Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Justine Lager
5.5 gal 4.72% 29.03 1.047 1.011
All Grain 5
Corn Lager
5 gal 4.61% 21.64 1.047 1.012
All Grain 12
You Don't Know Jack
5.25 gal 5.05% 41.98 1.051 1.013
All Grain 20
68. Mike SMASH Pussy
11 L 5.73% 32.19 1.053 1.009
All Grain 16
My Yeti 110
5.5 gal 4.51% 26.88 1.050 1.015
All Grain 16
Just Beer
5.25 gal 5.4% 33.12 1.050 1.009
All Grain 19
old republic lager 2.0
5.5 gal 4.61% 22.12 1.046 1.011
All Grain 33
Covid Lager
5.25 gal 5.7% 41.54 1.052 1.009
Partial Mash 24
lager
25 L 5.54% 29.75 1.056 1.014
All Grain 25
LC Pre-Pro Lager
16.5 gal 5.93% 41.17 1.059 1.013
BIAB 33

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

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Flaked Corn 52 Adjunct raw 0.5°L
40 20% 7% - 36%
American - Pale 6-Row 27 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
35 68% 13% - 100%
American - Pale 2-Row 21 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 57% 1% - 100%
German - Acidulated Malt 12 German Grain acidulated malt 3.4°L
27 2% 1% - 5%
American - Pilsner 11 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 68% 39% - 100%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 9 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 4% 2% - 6%
German - Pilsner 6 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 57% 13% - 85%
Rice Hulls 5 Adjunct other 0°L
0 4% 1% - 9%
Liquid Malt Extract - Light 5 Liquid Extract extract 4°L
35 75% 52% - 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 20 6.5 39% 8% - 75%
Crystal 11 4.3 35% 9% - 75%
Magnum 11 15 28% 5% - 63%
Saaz 9 3.5 28% 15% - 77%
Northern Brewer 8 7.8 31% 17% - 61%
Mount Hood 7 4.8 38% 13% - 67%
Cascade 7 7 39% 22% - 100%
Hallertau Mittelfruh 4 3.75 39% 31% - 57%
Liberty 3 4 36% 30% - 43%
Perle 3 8.2 69% 31% - 100%

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

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Canadian - Honey Malt 1 Canadian Grain base malt 25°L
37 13% 13% - 13%
Flaked Corn 1 Adjunct raw 0.5°L
40 50% 50% - 50%
Briess - Brewers Yellow Corn Flakes 1 American Adjunct other 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%

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 10 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
White Labs - American Lager Yeast WLP840 6 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 - California Lager 2112 4 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 High 69% 58°F 68°F
White Labs - Old Bavarian Lager Yeast WLP920 4 White Labs Lagers Medium-High Medium 69.5% 50°F 55°F
Mangrove Jack - Bohemian Lager Yeast M84 3 Mangrove Jack Lagers n/a High 78% 50°F 59°F
White Labs - German Bock Lager Yeast WLP833 3 White Labs Lagers Med-High Medium 73% 48°F 55°F
Mangrove Jack - Californian Lager M54 3 Mangrove Jack Lagers n/a Med-High 79.5% 64°F 68°F
Imperial Yeast - L13 Global 2 Imperial Yeast Lagers Medium-low 73% 46°F 56°F

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

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 16 Water Agt Mash 18% 0% - 63%
Brewcraft - Whirlfloc 8 Fining Boil 72% 6% - 100%
Lactic acid 7 Water Agt Mash 69% 50% - 100%
Irish Moss 7 Fining Boil 45% 11% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 7 Water Agt Mash 31% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 4 Water Agt Mash 30% 0% - 50%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 4 Water Agt Mash 0% 0% - 1%
Epsom Salt 3 Water Agt Mash 7% 0% - 29%
Wyeast - Beer Nutrient 2 Water Agt Mash 63% 25% - 100%
Phosphoric acid 1 Water Agt Sparge 49% 12% - 86%

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