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Old 01-13-2013, 02:26 PM   #41
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I just brewed this. I only had a limited amount of Tettnang so i subed Cascade in the 60 min. I made a lager out of it. The real yeast should be WLP008 (Sam Adams yeast).

Alpine Spring - Premium American Lager
Brewer Shadows69
Date 01/05/2013
Batch Size 5.500 gal Boil Size 6.394 gal
Boil Time 60.000 min Efficiency 90%
OG 1.052 FG 1.014
ABV 5.0% Bitterness 26.7 IBU (Tinseth)
Color 6.8 srm (Morey) Calories (per 12 oz.) 172

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Total grain: 8.625 lb

Briess - 2 Row Brewers Malt Grain 7.000 lb Yes No 80% 2.0 srm
Honey Malt Grain 8.000 oz Yes No 80% 25.0 srm
Briess - Carapils Malt Grain 5.000 oz Yes No 73% 1.3 srm
Munich Malt Grain 8.000 oz Yes No 80% 9.0 srm
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L Grain 5.000 oz Yes No 74% 60.0 srm

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Tettnang 3.8% 0.500 oz Boil 30.000 min Pellet 4.6
Tettnang 3.8% 0.500 oz Boil 15.000 min Pellet 3.0
Cascade 6% 1.000 oz Boil 60.000 min Pellet 19.1

Yeast
WLP800 - Pilsner Lager Yeast Lager Liquid 2.367 tbsp Primary


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Old 01-13-2013, 03:11 PM   #42
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I was under the impression this beer is a lager. Maybe their website is wrong though.

http://www.samueladams.com/beers/alpine-spring/


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Old 01-13-2013, 04:52 PM   #43
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Is there a way to do a partial grain recipe?
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I was under the impression this beer is a lager. Maybe their website is wrong though.

http://www.samueladams.com/beers/alpine-spring/
The description below is what made me use kolsch yeast for this. Because a kolsch is a pseudo lager yeast, it made sense to me. The fact that the kolsch yeast adds some cloudiness to the beer also made it a fit for when I tried this a year ago. Also, if you read about what a Kellerbier is, it states that it can be top OR bottom fermenting

I really think my original recipe hopped up a little more and dry hopped will be pretty close to the original and I am hoping to get some time to test this out soon.

From the Sam's website:
Alpine Spring features a unique blend of lager attributes: the balanced maltiness and hoppiness of a Helles, the smoothness and slightly higher alcohol of a traditional spring bock, and the unfiltered appearance of a Kellerbier.
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I had a couple AS yesterday and decidex it was to be the first brew in my new keggle. I look forward to the final recipe on this post. Thank you all!
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:23 AM   #46
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The description below is what made me use kolsch yeast for this. Because a kolsch is a pseudo lager yeast, it made sense to me. The fact that the kolsch yeast adds some cloudiness to the beer also made it a fit for when I tried this a year ago. Also, if you read about what a Kellerbier is, it states that it can be top OR bottom fermenting

I really think my original recipe hopped up a little more and dry hopped will be pretty close to the original and I am hoping to get some time to test this out soon.

From the Sam's website:
Alpine Spring features a unique blend of lager attributes: the balanced maltiness and hoppiness of a Helles, the smoothness and slightly higher alcohol of a traditional spring bock, and the unfiltered appearance of a Kellerbier.
Is it the yeast that adds the cloudiness or lack of finings or crashing? I ask, because I lived in Cologne for short time and never had one that wasn't crystal clear. Maybe they're filtered, but I've made a lot of very clean/clear beers without finings.
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Is it the yeast that adds the cloudiness or lack of finings or crashing? I ask, because I lived in Cologne for short time and never had one that wasn't crystal clear. Maybe they're filtered, but I've made a lot of very clean/clear beers without finings.
Kolsch yeast's add cloudiness when drank young since the yeast does not flocculate well. If you were to age a kolsch cold, as you do with lagers, it will eventually clear up. I do not know of any yeast that stays cloudy forever, eventually the yeast will fall out of suspension.

Alpine spring is cloudy and that is what I was trying to replicate with the kolsch yeast.
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Your right it is a lager. Guess I was thinking of summer ale. I quests the question is , what lager yeast does Sam Adams use? I used wlp800. The website says unfiltered lager yeast
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So is this to be fermented with larger yeast or Kolsch? Also will the Tettnang hops provide the lemon flavor profile?
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According to the website, tettnang tettnanger hops and Samuel Adams lager yeast.


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