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Old 02-23-2014, 08:53 PM   #1
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Default Single Infusion German Pilsner Mash Temp

I am going to make a german pilsner with the following grain bill:

10# Weyermann pilsner
.75# munich malt
.5 # carafoam or carapils
.5# acidulated malt

will be fermnenting with 2nd generation pilsner lager yeast wlp800 (left over from a czech pilsner) or 1st generation southern german lager yeast wlp838

the step mashes are making the brew day too long so I want to try a single infusion mash. For a good german pilsner what temperature should I target. i've been reading any where from 148 to 153?

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Old 02-23-2014, 09:19 PM   #2
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Anything in that range will work. My preference is for the low end 148-150F with a combination of a little CaraFoam as is in your recipe.

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Old 02-23-2014, 11:17 PM   #3
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A pilsner should be dry and crisp, so I would go with 148 also.


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Thanks, I will do a strike water calculation for mash temp of 148. If i get any where in the range of 146-150 I will not mess with it.

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