12lbs of 2 row pilsner
.75 american dex
60min 4 onces of 3.8AA German Hallertau
30min 4 onces of 3.8AA German Hallertau
10min 4 onces of 3.8AA German Hallertau
Note: your going to have to mess around with this depending on the AA you get...
Dry: hop 2 oz of German Hallertau
Strike 2.5 [email protected]
, and hold at 150f for 75mins
round two, sparge with 1.25 gallons at 168 for 20mins
round three, sparge with 1.25 gallons at 168f for 20mins
Boil to 2.75gallons
Actual OG: 1.1025
Estimated FG: 1.030 (We'll see how low it gets down to)
Estimated Alcohol: 9.45%
Notes: Let sit in room temperature during secondary fermentation for diacetyl rest then proceed to aging.
This was a hard beer to make, and expensive. But I haven't heard of anyone else trying it, and figured why not! I love the Sam adams version, and love extreme beers! So here goes! I'm the first one that I know of to attempt this recipe. I'm currently lagering this at around 47f and it's going well! Smells very good! I can't wait to try it! I would love to see others try this recipe out and help me refine it. My buddy put too much water in the last sparge and we ended up with 4 gallons instead of 3.75, so i threw things off. I had to boil a little longer after i took the OG reading, and add a pound of DME to get the gravity higher. I suggest you do the same and keep a pound of DME ready.
I think we might have to try experimenting with higher grain bill and and different yeast (WLP802, the brew shop was all out of it). We'll see what happens...
Update: Day3: It's lagering in the fridge pretty good. I have the temp to 45f right now.