Recipe Type: All Grain Yeast: White Labs German Lager Yeast Starter: 350 ml Batch Size (Gallons): 5.25 Original Gravity: 1.054 Final Gravity: 1.012 IBU: 21 IBU Boiling Time (Minutes): 60 Color: 14 SRM Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 7 @ 58F Additional Fermentation: 30 days lagering at 35F Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 7 @ 58F Tasting Notes: After a month of lagering, the beer really started tasting good.
Munich Malt, 3#
German Pilsner Malt, 3#
Vienna Malt, 2#
Torrified Wheat, 2#
Chocolate Malt, 4 ounces
Single stage mash at 150F for 1 hour.
Hallertauer pellet hops (4.5%) , 1.25 ounces for 1 hour boil
White Labs German Lager yeast, 1 vial brought up to about 350 ml of yeast cells for starter.
This is a pretty simple beer to brew, but I brew it several times a year because it's tasty. I allow fermentation to start at room temp and then put it into the fridge and gradually bring the temp down to 58 degrees and keep it there for the duration of the 1 week primary and 2 week secondary fermentations. Then I turn the fridge down to regular fridge temperature to lager for a month.