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Historical Beer - Pre-Prohibition Lager


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Top 10 Pre-Prohibition Lager Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
New Zealand Pilsner
5.5 gal 5.56% 34.33 1.053 1.010
All Grain 5159
Pre-Prohibition Corn Lager
5.5 gal 6% 40.15 1.054 1.008
All Grain 4835
Classic American Pilsner 2.0
5.5 gal 5.77% 42.33 1.062 1.018
All Grain 2757
Grandfather Lager
3.5 gal 7.11% 36.6 1.070 1.016
All Grain 2099
Pre pro pils
5.5 gal 5.29% 33.21 1.054 1.013
All Grain 1997
Classic American Pilsner
21 L 4.78% 28.28 1.047 1.011
All Grain 1966
MB4 - Lemon/Rosemary
22 L 5.52% 39.76 1.051 1.009
All Grain 1784
TEMPLATE FOR FINAL (TBC)
100 L 5.25% 35.46 1.049 1.009
All Grain 1697
Pater's Pilsner
12 gal 5.31% 43.03 1.054 1.013
All Grain 1568
CAP
5.7 gal 5.7% 38.71 1.054 1.010
All Grain 1455

Newest Pre-Prohibition Lager Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Classic American Pilsner
5.5 gal 5.58% 30.11 1.057 1.014
All Grain 22
Speakeasy Pre-Prohibition Lager
5.5 gal 7.06% 25.79 1.062 1.009
BIAB 115
Italian-style pre-pro
2 gal 4.71% 29.29 1.050 1.014
BIAB 84
1870 Weber Lager
12.2 gal 5.81% 42.71 1.058 1.014
All Grain 84
Willamette Steam Lager
20.8 L 5.01% 31.03 1.048 1.010
All Grain 102
(2023-11-23) TGIV Pre-Pro
11 gal 5.26% 38.87 1.053 1.013
All Grain 52
Pre Prohibition Lager BOC 23
5.5 gal 5.97% 35.02 1.053 1.008
BIAB 97
Eighteenth Amendment Lager
5.5 gal 5.82% 35.33 1.055 1.010
BIAB 69
Its nice
5.5 gal 5.07% 46.84 1.050 1.011
All Grain 78
3 Gal Pre-Prohibition Lager
3.25 gal 5.67% 34.57 1.056 1.014
All Grain 122

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

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Flaked Corn 84 Adjunct raw 0.5°L
40 19% 7% - 36%
American - Pale 6-Row 51 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
35 64% 13% - 100%
US - Pale 2-Row 24 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 55% 1% - 100%
German - Acidulated Malt 19 German Grain acidulated malt 3.4°L
27 2% 1% - 5%
American - Pilsner 17 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 62% 22% - 100%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 15 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%
Flaked Rice 7 Adjunct raw 0.5°L
40 18% 3% - 30%

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

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Cluster 38 6.5 39% 8% - 100%
Magnum 21 15 31% 5% - 63%
Crystal 15 4.3 32% 9% - 75%
Hallertau Mittelfruh 13 3.75 38% 21% - 100%
Saaz 12 3.5 30% 17% - 77%
Cascade 10 7 40% 22% - 100%
Mount Hood 10 4.8 41% 13% - 67%
Willamette 8 4.5 36% 13% - 44%
Northern Brewer 8 7.8 31% 17% - 61%
Sterling 7 8.7 33% 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 27 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 83% 48°F 72°F
Wyeast - Bohemian Lager 2124 11 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Medium 75% 48°F 58°F
Wyeast - American Lager 2035 7 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Medium 75% 48°F 58°F
White Labs - American Lager Yeast WLP840 7 White Labs Lagers Medium Medium 77.5% 50°F 55°F
Mangrove Jack - Californian Lager M54 6 Mangrove Jack Lagers n/a Med-High 79.5% 64°F 68°F
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast S-23 6 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 82% 48°F 72°F
Lallemand - LalBrew Diamond Lager 5 Lallemand Lagers Low High 80% 50°F 59°F
Danstar - Diamond Lager 4 Danstar Lagers Medium High 77% 50°F 59°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

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

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 42 Water Agt Mash 15% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 26 Water Agt Mash 54% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 21 Water Agt Mash 21% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 19 Fining Mash 41% 6% - 100%
Epsom Salt 17 Water Agt Mash 12% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 11 Water Agt Mash 12% 0% - 50%
Irish Moss 8 Fining Boil 44% 11% - 100%
Wyeast - Beer Nutrient 4 Other Mash 52% 25% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 4 Water Agt Mash 0% 0% - 1%
Baking Soda 3 Water Agt Mash 0% 0% - 0%

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