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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 2906
New Zealand Pilsner
5.5 gal 5.56% 34.33 1.053 1.010
All Grain 2609
Pre-Prohibition Corn Lager
5.5 gal 6% 40.15 1.054 1.008
All Grain 2592
Classic American Pilsner 2.0
5.5 gal 5.77% 42.33 1.062 1.018
All Grain 1509
Pre pro pils
5.5 gal 5.29% 33.21 1.054 1.013
All Grain 1091
Grandfather Lager
3.5 gal 7.11% 36.6 1.070 1.016
All Grain 1079
Classic American Pilsner
21 L 4.78% 28.28 1.047 1.011
All Grain 991
TEMPLATE FOR FINAL (TBC)
100 L 5.25% 35.46 1.049 1.009
All Grain 989
MB4 - Lemon/Rosemary
22 L 5.52% 39.76 1.051 1.009
All Grain 935
Pater's Pilsner
12 gal 5.31% 43.03 1.054 1.013
All Grain 760

Newest Pre-Prohibition Lager Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Lager
5.5 gal 4.51% 29.58 1.049 1.014
BIAB 4
Classic Amer Pilsner
5.5 gal 4.85% 0 1.049 1.012
extract 7
Not Your Grandpappy’s Bud, Bud...
3.25 gal 5.77% 43.35 1.057 1.013
BIAB 39
pre prohibition lager
10 gal 8% 57.93 1.073 1.012
Partial Mash 160
California Steam beer
6 gal 5.75% 39.54 1.062 1.018
All Grain 43
Oh Schlitz
5 gal 5.04% 39.24 1.053 1.014
All Grain 78
Dry Crusade
5.5 gal 5.25% 31.99 1.053 1.013
All Grain 36
Pre-Prohibition Lager
11 gal 5.79% 30.62 1.059 1.015
All Grain 54
Brave New World Lager
5.5 gal 4.82% 31.95 1.053 1.016
extract 53
(2019-09-20) Pre Pro Lager
6 gal 5.9% 50.24 1.062 1.017
All Grain 67

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

Name
Recipes
Country
Category
Type
Color
PPG
Avg. Usage
Usage Range
Flaked Corn 42 Adjunct raw 0.5°L
40 19% 7% - 36%
American - Pale 6-Row 24 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
35 63% 12% - 100%
American - Pale 2-Row 18 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 59% 20% - 100%
American - Pilsner 9 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 65% 39% - 100%
German - Acidulated Malt 9 German Grain acidulated malt 3.4°L
27 3% 2% - 5%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 7 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 4% 2% - 6%
Liquid Malt Extract - Light 5 Liquid Extract extract 4°L
35 75% 52% - 100%
Rice Hulls 5 Adjunct other 0°L
0 4% 1% - 9%
German - Pilsner 5 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 66% 47% - 85%
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 19 6.5 39% 8% - 75%
Magnum 9 15 23% 5% - 63%
Saaz 9 3.5 31% 17% - 77%
Northern Brewer 9 7.8 33% 17% - 64%
Crystal 8 4.3 34% 9% - 55%
Cascade 7 7 39% 22% - 100%
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 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%
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
Wyeast - Bohemian Lager 2124 6 Wyeast Lager 0.09 Medium 75% 48°F 58°F
Fermentis - 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
White Labs - Old Bavarian Lager Yeast WLP920 5 White Labs Lager Medium-High Medium 69.5% 50°F 55°F
Wyeast - California Lager 2112 4 Wyeast Lager 0.09 High 69% 58°F 68°F
Wyeast - American Lager 2035 4 Wyeast Lager 0.09 Medium 75% 48°F 58°F
Mangrove Jack - Bohemian Lager Yeast M84 3 Mangrove Jack Lager n/a High 78% 50°F 59°F
Mangrove Jack - Californian Lager M54 3 Mangrove Jack Lager n/a Med-High 79.5% 64°F 68°F
White Labs - German Bock Lager Yeast WLP833 3 White Labs Lager Med-High Medium 73% 48°F 55°F
Wyeast - Bavarian Lager 2206 2 Wyeast Lager 0.09 Med-High 75% 46°F 58°F

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

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 11 Water Agt Sparge 17% 0% - 62%
Irish Moss 7 Fining Boil 45% 11% - 100%
Lactic acid 5 Water Agt Mash 61% 50% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 4 Water Agt Mash 29% 0% - 71%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 4 Water Agt Mash 0% 0% - 1%
Whirlfloc 4 Water Agt Boil 68% 38% - 100%
Epsom Salt 3 Water Agt Mash 7% 0% - 29%
Wyeast - Beer Nutrient 2 Other Boil 63% 25% - 100%
Baking Soda 1 Water Agt Mash 0% 0% - 0%
Phosphoric acid 1 Water Agt Sparge 49% 12% - 86%

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