All Grain Yeast:
w34/70 Yeast Starter:
optional Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter:
pitch 2 packs or make starter Batch Size (Gallons):
5 Original Gravity:
1.068 Final Gravity:
25 Boiling Time (Minutes):
2 Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
12 @ 52F Additional Fermentation:
Lager near 35F for 4-6 weeks Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
7 @ 52F Tasting Notes:
Like a stronger version of Stella Artois
When I made this recipe, my idea was to split the difference between a lager like Chezchvar or Stella Artois and an American style Lager like Budweiser and come up with a hybrid - something somewhere in between. Well as it turns out, this beer is a lot closer to Stella Artois than to an American Lager. In fact the taste resemblance to Stella Artois is uncanny - hence the name.
Anyway, other than the fact that this beer is quite a bit stronger than Stella, with regards to flavor and aroma its pretty close.
I imagine you'd get even closer if you left off the 2# of Rice Flakes in the recipe. Next time I make it I will likely omit the Rice. I don't think you really need it, I just put it in there because I was trying to go big without adding a lot of body - the rice adds a bit more alcohol which makes it quite a bit stronger but it stops me at the third glass. If you want something closer to Stella thats still a guzzler omit the rice.
Here's the ingredients:
4.5 # Weyerman Pilsner 37PPG, 2L
4.5 # American 2 Row Lager 38PPG, 2L
2 # Flaked Rice ( optional )
Mashed at 147F for 90 minutes
1 oz Sterling Leaf 6.7% AA @ 60 minutes
1/2 oz Liberty Pellets @ 30 minutes
1/2 oz Liberty Pellets @ 10 minutes
Very simple recipe, very easy to make, very nice results.