Originally Posted by Kmcogar
So my homebrew club wants to do lawnmower beers for the next meeting. I dont even know where to start.
should i use rice? if so, do i just buy the stuff from the store?
i have a lot of 2 row, is that cool?
hops? i have 2 ounces of east kent goldings and 8 oz of columbus
i could probably care less about this beer but i may as well give it a try for the club and my coors light firends
I would not use rice. In fact, I've made that Co3C twice, and my brother made it once, and I didn't like it any of those times. I know I'm in the minority there. But it is what it is.
Regarding rice, if you do attempt a recipe with it, you should get minute rice
from the store. That rice is already gelatinized so it's ready for mashing.
If you are prepared for making lagers, a simple combination of pilsner malt and saaz or hallertau makes a fine pilsner that is light to drink. Shoot for an OG of 1.050 or less, and do everything you can to minimized the body of the beer (I do a protein rest at 120F and then a sacc rest at 147). Lager yeast and fermenting cold will eliminate most of the fruity ale-like phenols and leave you with a quenching beer.
I filter and keg my pilsners. This is the best way to make the lightest, clearest pilsner, but the same can be done by keeping the bottles at fridge temp for weeks. Otherwise, the yeast will be floating around and will affect the flavor.