Originally Posted by BarleyWater
I don't know how close that is going to come. It doesn't have a single german grain in it. I would think that Optimator would have a large amount of Munich malt in it.
I haven't tried it, but here is Jamil's recipe...
Color: 18 SRM
Mash @ 155
Bassed on pre-boil volume of 7 gallons, and an efficiency of 70%.
14lbs Munich Malt
4lbs Pilsner Malt
1.5oz Hallertau 4.0% AA 60min
0.5oz Hallertau 4.0% AA 30min
Brewed this up last night. I did a decoction mashout to get some extra melanoidens... Chilled to 46 and pitched a 6L starter of 2206. Really excited to try this one. My first lager, so I can't help but stare at my carboy devoid of any activity and worry like an ale brewer...