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Old 04-08-2012, 02:15 AM   #1
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Default All-Grain - Back Porch Helles

Recipe Type: All Grain    Yeast: Wyeast 2112-California Lager    Yeast Starter: Wyeast 2112-California Lager    Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: None    Batch Size (Gallons): 6    Original Gravity: 1.048    Final Gravity: 1.011    IBU: 19    Boiling Time (Minutes): 90    Color: 3.9 (SRM)    Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): See Notes    Tasting Notes: Strong Pils flavor, very clean and clear   
10.5 lbs Pils
.38 lb Munich
.38 lb Vienna
.25 lb Melanoidin

1.15 oz Hallertauer Mittlefruh @ 60 mins

Single step infusion at 150 for 60 mins
Fly sparge to 9 gallons.
Boil vigorously for 90 minutes to 6.5 gallons. (expected to lose .5 gal to contraction and trub)
Chill to 70 then rack to carboy.
Set carboy in icebath and chill to 50.
Rack off break material into another fermenter.

Pitch yeast and allow temp to rise to 58.
Ferment at 58 for 2 weeks.
After 2 weeks raise temp by 2 degrees per day until you hit 65.
Sit at 65 for the rest of the 3rd week for diacetyl rest.
Crash to 34 and lager for 2 weeks.

Optional: Filter for extra clarity.

This has gotten fantastic reviews from friends and folks I know who brew commercially. Also got me a 35 at my first ever homebrew competition (also my first lager) which was the Indiana State Fair Brewer's Cup. Best part is it's a great summer lager that gets turned around in about 5 weeks.

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Old 06-01-2012, 04:30 PM   #2
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Looks great, I don't have the ability to ferment at 50 or low, so this sounds good. I do have a slurry of 2112.
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