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Old 07-15-2011, 07:13 PM   #1

Recipe Type: All Grain   
Yeast: Saflager S-23 (2 pcks)   
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5   
Original Gravity: 1.053   
Final Gravity: 1.012   
IBU: 41.9   
Boiling Time (Minutes): 90   
Color: 5.3   
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 10 @ 56   
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 90 @ 33   
Tasting Notes: well balanced   

9.5 # Weyermann Pilsner
1.0 # Cara-Pils
0.25 # Caramunich
0.5 # rice hulls

2 oz Saaz (70 mins)
1 oz Saaz (45 mins)
1 oz Saaz (15 mins)

0.25 tsp Irish Moss (10 mins)

20 mins @ 122
60 mins @ 154
10 mins @ 170

Higher than normal fermentation temperature in order to combat the reputed fruitiness of this yeast. No fruitiness is detected in the finished beer. Next time I would use a more flocculant yeast or filter--beer has not yet cleared completely.

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Old 10-10-2011, 05:56 AM   #2
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Thinking of trying your recipe, The 90 day secondary, was that done in your keg or carboy ?
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Old 10-10-2011, 02:01 PM   #3

That's funny; I haven't had one of these beers for awhile but cracked it last night. Is crystal clear now at just above freezing.

The "secondary" period was just long term storage; a few weeks in the carboy, then to a keg, then to bottles.

Next time I make a Czech Pil (might be right away), I won't use the rice hulls (got my mill set correctly now), and would likely use a very thin mash with a number of decoctions (read the chapter on Pilsners in "Designing Great Beers").
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Old 10-10-2011, 02:05 PM   #4
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Thanks... Made my mouth water looking at the picture.. cheers
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Old 10-10-2011, 03:02 PM   #5

Forgot to say, I would also try going cold on the fermentation. I had read a lot about s-23 being excessively fruity at low temps so I went pretty high. For curiosity's sake I might go as cold as possible (46 or so) next time--see what happens.
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:01 PM   #6
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I'll give it a try, but Not really into the fruity.. My favorite is Hefeweizen which is a chore to brew without so much banana coming through.. So i start out pretty warm ( 73-74 ) then crash down to 66-68 had pretty good luck.. a little banana came through then the clove takes over.. pretty can't wait for it to fully carb up..
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Old 11-05-2011, 01:52 AM   #7

Really good beer now with some age behind it.
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Old 11-08-2011, 04:44 AM   #8
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Looks like cheerios behind it to me.

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Old 11-08-2011, 04:56 AM   #9
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Recipe looks like a bohemian pilsener to me.

I love these beers. They are so refreshing, simple and enjoyable. Ok, I admit I'm drinking one right now.

That touch of munich is what mine needed. I make one that is too light.
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Recipe looks like a bohemian pilsener to me.

I love these beers. They are so refreshing, simple and enjoyable. Ok, I admit I'm drinking one right now.

That touch of munich is what mine needed. I make one that is too light.
Definitely supposed to be a Bohemian pilsner. I think I could pretty happily make nothing but 1D, 2B, 4C, 5C for the rest of my brewing days.
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