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dexter_craig 08-26-2008 09:42 PM

St. Lou Honey Lager
 
.8 lbs. American Caramel 10L
3.3 lbs. Liquid Light Extract
2 lbs. Rice Syrup
.5 lbs. Honey
1 oz. Hallertau (Pellets, 4.50 %AA) boiled 45 min.
1 oz. Hallertau (Pellets, 4.50 %AA) boiled 2 min.
Yeast : White Labs WLP840 American Lager

Start buy heating 2.5 gallons to 150 F while steeping the grains for 30-45 minutes.
Remove the pot and add extrcts, stiring well to disolve. Return to heat and start hop schedule.
Add Honey at 45 minute mark.

Add yeast at 60F and start primary at 65-70F for 2 days to start fermentation, Then move to cool basement floor (this should be at about 55F depending on where your at in the country and what season.) for 10 Days.
Bring up to 70F for a D rest for 24-48 hours then transfer to a glass carboy and start secondary at about 48F for at least 3 weeks, 6 months would be ideal.
Prime and bottle as usual and let cellar at 65F for another 2-3 weeks and then enjoy.
I've brewed this a few times and get great reviews from friends and family!
I can't wait till the fall gets here so I can do about 3-4 batches for next summer!

dexter_craig 09-28-2008 12:04 PM

I have made 3 batches of this and they all turned out great! In about another month I plan on doing a brew day and doing 3 in one day!
This is a great recipe.

Raymaker6998 11-05-2008 06:25 PM

This sounds like a great recipie but i might sub the yeast for Wyyeast American Lager yeast!

dexter_craig 11-06-2008 12:35 PM

Sounds like a plan!
Make sure to do a d-rest. I will start this in about 3 weeks so I can use a cold basement floor. In St. Louis its still pretty warm as of yet.

bigmv 05-29-2009 01:42 PM

What is a d-rest?

dexter_craig 05-29-2009 05:40 PM

Diacytal rest.
a bi product of the laggering process. Makes a bad taste.

nsmith3 02-03-2010 11:13 PM

so this is a lager? I live in Memphis and down here we dont have basements. Is there a way I can control to get the right temp in my fridge?

dexter_craig 02-04-2010 12:50 AM

They do make a thermostat controller for a fridge. look in and brewing supply catalog.

cappy 11-22-2010 06:12 PM

I've been looking for a good and easy lager to try. I think this is it. Just have to wait a bit longer for the basement to get cool enough. Did you have to use a swamp cooler to get the temp down? Also, do you think the secondary is necessary? I've never racked to secondary for any ales.

SwahiliCharles 03-04-2013 05:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cappy
I've been looking for a good and easy lager to try. I think this is it. Just have to wait a bit longer for the basement to get cool enough. Did you have to use a swamp cooler to get the temp down? Also, do you think the secondary is necessary? I've never racked to secondary for any ales.

I would rack to secondary, can't hurt it IMO. Maybe just clear it up a little better. Swamp coolers are too much of a hassle for me, just buy a used refrigerator, and put a custom thermostat in it, very very useful


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