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.