A little back ground on this recipe.....
On 9/9/09 I brewed two beers....first one was Schlenkerla's Mille Lite clone...
It turned out really good. Safale 05 dryed out nice. Beer was crisp, clean (and flavorless...LOL) just like miller lite. Several of my Lite drinking friends swore I opened a bottle of Lite and poured it into a glass.
I also attempted a second brew that day. While buying the ingredients for the miller lite clone, I got to thinking how Miller calls Lite a pilsner. To me, Pilsner is well, Pilsner Urquell.
So, on a whim, I said, "I'll buy the ingrediants to make a Pilsner, going along the same lines as the Miller Lite." Well....I didnt work that way. Or rather, I didnt work that way.... So now, taking the recipe for the Lite, punching it into Beersmith, and modifiying it to a 2C American pilsner, here is what I came up with.
Classic American Pilsner
Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 6.00 gal
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Brew Pot (6+gal) and Igloo/Gott Cooler (5 Gal)
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00
Amount Item Type % or IBU
5.00 lb Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 55.56 %
2.00 lb Corn, Flaked (1.3 SRM) Grain 22.22 %
2.00 lb Pale Malt (6 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 22.22 %
1.00 oz Saaz [4.00 %] (60 min) Hops 14.6 IBU
1.00 oz Saaz [4.00 %] (30 min) Hops 11.2 IBU
1.00 oz Saaz [4.00 %] (15 min) Hops 7.3 IBU
1.00 oz Saaz [4.00 %] (5 min) Hops 2.9 IBU
1.00 tsp Amylase Enzyme (Secondary 14.0 days) Misc
1 Pkgs Safale 05 Yeast-Ale
Est Original Gravity: 1.049 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.010 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.014 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.005 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.58 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 0.65 %
Bitterness: 36.0 IBU Calories: 43 cal/pint
Est Color: 3.4 SRM Color: Color
Mash Name: Single Infusion, Light Body Total Grain Weight: 9.00 lb
Sparge Water: 2.72 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F TunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.4 PH
Single Infusion, Light Body Step Time Name Description Step Temp
75 min Mash In Add 11.25 qt of water at 161.4 F 150.0 F
10 min Mash Out Add 7.20 qt of water at 200.2 F 168.0 F
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So, aside from it not being lagered, and assuming the S-05 does what it did with the Lite clone, what should I expect from this brew?
I have also made a recipe using all cascade, but I guess I am just sentimental for the Saaz.
I am hoping to duplicate the process of the Lite, with more body and flavor.
Thoughts? Suggestions? Third degree?