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Old 11-03-2013, 10:04 PM   #121
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The choice is yours...i'm not going to say which recipe is better then the other. All the recipes are unique in there own way.

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Old 11-05-2013, 01:48 AM   #122
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What do you guys think about using more Cascade hops instead of Cluster. My LHBS didn't have cluster.

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Old 11-05-2013, 11:47 AM   #123
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Shouldn't be that big of a difference just keep an eye on the amount of cascade you use.

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Old 11-09-2013, 02:21 PM   #124
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Thanks, another question... how long should I ferment if I'm using the California Lager (Wyeast Labs #2112) Yeast? I'll be fermenting at about 66 since that's what my basement is. I was thinking 14 days in primary and 30 days in secondary.

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Old 11-10-2013, 10:20 AM   #125
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To really make a lager you should be roughly fermenting in the low 50's for around 7 days. Then, 48 to 72 hours at about 68, this is called a D-rest. Low 40's to high 30's for about 8 weeks in the secondary. Not to say your won't work, it's just not going to have that "crispness" of a lager. Yours at 66 will be more of a "steam" beer. California Lager (Wyeast Labs #2112) is a very good lager yeast. If you have a cement floor in your basement, you may end up with a little low temp in the secondary if you basement temp is 66.

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Old 11-16-2013, 10:51 AM   #126
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Just found this thread and anxious to try it.

A couple questions for shadows69;
In your version you added carapils and Munich, can you elaborate on what effect that had?
Did you do a 60 or 90 min boil?
Did I see somewhere that you don't grind the corn or rice hulls?
What's the difference between maize and flaked corn?

Ok, that's 4 questions.
I have been waiting for winter to arrive to try a lager. No temp chamber yet but have a room off my basement that stays quite cold and should do the trick. Monitoring room temp to see if it is in range yet.

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Old 11-16-2013, 12:10 PM   #127
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In your version you added carapils and Munich, can you elaborate on what effect that had? Carapils helps with the head retention. Munich gives it a better flavor.
Did you do a 60 or 90 min boil? 6o min boil
Did I see somewhere that you don't grind the corn or rice hulls? That is correct no grinding.
What's the difference between maize and flaked corn? Nothing at all, experimenting with Grits which is found in your local store.

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Old 11-17-2013, 11:32 AM   #128
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Thanks for the info.
This is definitely next on my brew schedule.

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Old 11-29-2013, 07:44 PM   #129
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Just completed the next round of "Lager". Used Grits this time around.

Yeungling Lager
American Amber Ale
Brewer shadows69
Date 11/29/2013
Batch Size 5.500 gal Boil Size 6.875 gal
Boil Time 70.000 min Efficiency 70%
OG 1.046 FG 1.015
ABV 4.0%
Bitterness 21.7 IBU (Tinseth)
Color 9.6 srm (Morey)
Calories (per 12 oz.) 154

Fermentables
Total grain: 11.425 lbName Type Amount Mashed Late Yield Color
Briess - 2 Row Brewers Malt Grain 8.000 lb Yes No 80% 2.0 srm
Grits Adjunct 1.800 lb Yes No 80% 1.0 srm
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L Grain 14.000 oz Yes No 74% 80.0 srm
Munich Malt Grain 6.000 oz Yes No 80% 9.0 srm
Rice Hulls Adjunct 6.000 oz Yes No 0% 0.0 srm

Hops
Name Alpha Amount Use Time Form IBU
Cluster 7.8% 0.500 oz Boil 60.000 min Pellet 11.4
Cascade 7.2% 0.800 oz Boil 20.000 min Pellet 10.3

Yeast
Name Type Form Amount Stage
WLP810 - San Francisco Lager Yeast Lager Liquid 2.367 tbsp Primary
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Old 12-01-2013, 12:35 PM   #130
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I brewed this myself yesterday.
Actual efficiency was very disappointing at 59%.
It boiled down to 5 gallons when I transferred to fermenting bucket but after measuring FG, I decided not to top it off.
Target FG was 1.046 and it measured 1.042.

I can't imagine what I am doing wrong or need to do differently but effeciency has been low on every AG batch I've done so far.
I ran the grains through the mill twice (LHBS mill) and did a 90 minute mash at 151 deg.
Almost making want to go back to using LME.

Any ideas?

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