After reading Radical Brewing sometime last spring I finally got around to brewing this beer about two months ago. I made one deviation from the recipe and went with Lyles treacle instead of straight molasses. I used WLP036 as my yeast and fermented in the 60s then left it lager in my garage at near freezing temps for like three weeks. I have started cracking the bottles open and it's a fantastic brew.
Only thing I'll change next time around will be slightly higher IBUs with this yeast. My OG was 1.065 and my FG was 1.022. So either I will mash slightly lower or up my IBUs a bit. It's a well balanced beer with no off flavors but I want a touch less sweetness. You can taste the honey (I used local apple orchard honey), and the head lasts forever.
Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 6.00 gal
Boil Time: 120 min
Amount Item Type % or IBU
7 lbs 4.0 oz Pilsner (2 Row) Bel (1.3 SRM) Grain 56.46 %
4 lbs 4.0 oz Wheat Malt, Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 33.10 %
15.4 oz Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM) Grain 7.48 %
1.25 oz Tettnang [4.80 %] (120 min) Hops 20.8 IBU
0.60 oz Tettnang [4.80 %] (30 min) Hops 7.0 IBU
0.60 oz Saaz [2.80 %] (5 min) Hops 1.1 IBU
1.25 oz Tettnang [4.80 %] (5 min) Hops 3.8 IBU
3.0 oz Treacle (100.0 SRM) Extract 1.48 % (added at flameout)
3.0 oz Honey (1.0 SRM) Sugar 1.48 % (added at flameout)
1 Pkgs Dusseldorf Alt Yeast (White Labs #WLP036) Yeast-Ale
Double Infusion, Medium Body Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Protein Rest Add 11.21 qt of water at 138.4 F 122.0 F
60 min Saccrification Add 9.97 qt of water at 194.9 F 153.0 F
10 min Mash Out Add 8.72 qt of water at 208.3 F 168.0 F
Bottled to 2.4volumes.
Other side note: I did this via no-chill but did not adjust hopping rate at all from intended recipe.
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