Recommendations on First Lager - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > Recommendations on First Lager

Thread Tools
Old 09-02-2011, 06:37 PM   #1
Mar 2011
Wellington, Florida
Posts: 50

I am planning on trying my first lager brew in October and was looking for suggestions. I am a fan of German styles so I am trying to decide between the following:

Munich Helles
Munich Dunkel

I've got good fermentation temp control and will lager in either my fermentation temp chamber or kegerator (possibly shifting from one to the other depending on what else is going on.) If the recommended lagering times differ at all that would be a help as I would like something that is relatively fast. I am very impatient and would like to get some feedback from my first lager as soon as is reasonable.

Are there any factors that would lead me to chose one style or another for my first attempt?


Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2011, 06:39 PM   #2
Apr 2009
Somewhere in the middle of Nebraska
Posts: 873
Liked 14 Times on 14 Posts

Ohhh, I'm a BIG fan of Vienna Lagers. Next to that it would be an O-Fest due to their similarities. Cheers!!!
If Homebrew & BBQ aren't the answer, then you're askin' the wrong questions... Cheers!!!

Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2011, 07:01 PM   #3
Nov 2010
Raleigh, NC
Posts: 50

I like Classic American Pilsners but then again I like the challenge of doing a cereal mash and a CAP is good stuff.

Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2011, 10:29 AM   #4
Jul 2008
East TN
Posts: 595
Liked 5 Times on 4 Posts

Well, I don't know what to tell you. I am a BIG fan of the German styles as well. I just pitched on _my_ first lager, which is a Helles. I followed this recipe, utilizing steam injection to step through the mash temps:
- CStone

Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2011, 03:26 PM   #5
Apr 2009
Posts: 466
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

I did an oktoberfest back in march, just kegged it last week. Its going to be sooooo good! As long a you have your temp control set it will turn ot great. This was the first lager I did in its own fermenting chamber, with a love controller. Using this, lagers are easier to ferment than ales. Think I'm on deck for another lager now.

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Recommendations for first AG, first SMaSH tonyolympia All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 2 05-19-2011 01:03 AM
Recommendations towards oak cubes rustbucket All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 1 04-10-2011 03:28 AM
Looking for recommendations HLT itsbeeryo All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 3 06-26-2010 01:07 PM
First AG, need hop recommendations..... lucasszy All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 7 11-03-2009 02:47 AM
Recipe Recommendations slnies All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 6 02-02-2009 11:14 PM

Forum Jump