I'd like to ask for suggestions, please, on my first lager. I had NO idea I would be lagering this year so all my ingredients have been purchased with the intention of making specific ale recipes.
Now that I have temp control, I am DYING to try a lager and have come up with the following for an American Amber:
14oz box of minute rice
4oz Briess roasted barley
1/2oz 12%AA Nugget for 40min
WLP840 (American Lager Yeast)
Mash at 150F
Ferment at 55F down to 50F for 14 days, 3 days at 62F, down to 34F slowly over the course of 7 days, then lager for 6 weeks.
Does anyone have any recipe or process suggestions? I REALLY need to do this without purchasing anything besides the yeast which I have not yet acquired.
I have plenty of 2-row and Maris Otter malt, Nugget, Bravo, EG, and Target hops, some C-80 and some Briess Special Roast...and about 3# of local honey...plus DME for my starter... that's what I have to brew with until later this year
Two weeks to ferment, two more in the kegs
but in just one night it was drained to the dregs