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Old 04-04-2007, 04:39 PM   #1
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Jun 2006
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I am preparing to brew this weekend and want to get his under way before the heat sets in for spring. Basement has ambient temps to do this american lager.

What do you all think? I have gone back and forth with this but seems to be the best (simple). I am decocting twice due to the use of pilsner malt. I know I don't have to but I want to try anyway to see what I can come up with.



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Arrival of Ragnarok (California Common)

Type: All Grain
Date: 4/7/2007
Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 6.50 gal
Brewhouse Efficiency: 76.2


Amount Item Type % or IBU

8.75 lb Pilsner (2 Row) UK (1.0 SRM) Grain 97.2 %
0.25 lb Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 2.8 %
1.00 oz Northern Brewer [8.50%] (60 min) Hops 29.9 IBU
0.50 oz Northern Brewer [8.50%] (10 min) Hops 5.4 IBU
0.50 oz Licorice Stick (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs California Lager (Wyeast Labs #2112) Yeast-Lager

Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.044 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.013 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.0 %
Bitterness: 35.3 IBU Est Color: 10.6 SRM

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Old 04-04-2007, 04:47 PM   #2
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I'd include some crystal in there. Maybe 8 lbs of pilsner and 0.75 lbs of crystal 20 or 40.
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Old 04-04-2007, 04:51 PM   #3
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Jun 2006
Oregon coast
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I wanted to brew one of these as well..I'm afraid I might not have enough time. Things are actually starting to warm up a bit here in OR.
Looks like a solid recipe but +1 on the crystal.

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Old 04-04-2007, 05:12 PM   #4
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Eat the licorice stick while you are mashing.

I'd drop the chocolate and go with the brewsmith regarding the Crystal. Heck up to 10% would be safe.
You may want to spread the NB over three additions, and plan on dry hopping with an addtional .75 oz NB

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