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SuperiorBrew

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Recipe Type
Extract
Yeast
Pilsen Lager (Wyeast Labs #2007)
Yeast Starter
Yes
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter
5 Liter
Batch Size (Gallons)
5.5
Original Gravity
1.041
Final Gravity
1.005
Boiling Time (Minutes)
60
IBU
8.5
Color
4.2
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp)
14 @ 50º
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp)
47 @ 33º
BeerSmith Recipe Printout - www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Honey Light Lager
Brewer: SuperiorBrew
Style: American Light/Standard/Premium Lager
TYPE: Extract
Taste: (42.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 6.30 gal
Estimated OG: 1.037 SG
Estimated Color: 4.2 SRM
Estimated IBU: 8.5 IBU
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
3 lbs Extra Light Dry Extract (3.0 SRM) Dry Extract 47.24 %
13.6 oz Light Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 13.39 %
1 lbs Rice, Flaked (1.0 SRM) Grain 15.75 %
12.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 11.81 %
0.50 oz Hallertauer Hersbrucker [4.00 %] (45 min)Hops 7.0 IBU
0.50 oz Saaz [4.00 %] (5 min) Hops 1.5 IBU
1.00 tsp Amylase Enzyme (Primary 3.0 days) Misc
1.00 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
12.0 oz Honey (1.0 SRM) Sugar 11.81 %
1 Pkgs Pilsen Lager (Wyeast Labs #2007) Yeast-Lager



Total Grain Weight: 10.00 lb
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Sent this one to 2 small competitions one in Feb 08 (silver medal) one in March 08 (gold medal)
 

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SuperiorBrew said:
BeerSmith Recipe Printout - www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Honey Light Lager
Brewer: SuperiorBrew
Style: American Light/Standard/Premium Lager
TYPE: Extract
Taste: (42.0)

Recipe Specifications
--------------------------
Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 6.30 gal
Estimated OG: 1.037 SG
Estimated Color: 4.2 SRM
Estimated IBU: 8.5 IBU
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
3 lbs Extra Light Dry Extract (3.0 SRM) Dry Extract 47.24 %
13.6 oz Light Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 13.39 %
1 lbs Rice, Flaked (1.0 SRM) Grain 15.75 %
12.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 11.81 %
0.50 oz Hallertauer Hersbrucker [4.00 %] (45 min)Hops 7.0 IBU
0.50 oz Saaz [4.00 %] (5 min) Hops 1.5 IBU
1.00 tsp Amylase Enzyme (Primary 3.0 days) Misc
1.00 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
12.0 oz Honey (1.0 SRM) Sugar 11.81 %
1 Pkgs Pilsen Lager (Wyeast Labs #2007) Yeast-Lager



Total Grain Weight: 10.00 lb
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Edit: Sent this one to 2 small competitions one in Feb 08 (silver medal) one in March 08 (gold medal)
Rich,

I'd like to try this recipe out. I plan on kegging it. When do you recommend adding the honey?

Rob
 
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I added mine at flameout, most of the flavor ferments out but you are left with a little taste and a little aroma. I might try adding it to the secondary next time, I think BYO had a good article on how to do that a while back.
 

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A few questions: With so little IBU do you get a good balance??

I just brewed this up and got a OG of 1.050. I think this is because I have exactly 5 gallons rather than 5.5. I have .5 of Saaz and .5 of Hallertauer Hersbrucker left; I could dry hopp if necessary......

Thoughts?
 

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Okay all this has been on gas for exactly 6 days now and I swear I feel like it has been aged 6 months! This is a true quaffer!!

This may be my new house brew! Kudos to Superiorbrew

Urm.. I boiled the Flaked Rice instead of steeping it.... So, it is a little cloudy despite using gelatin & cold crash =(

Here is a pic:

 
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I would skip the flaked rice and corn. They aren't doing anything for you other then making the beer cloudy. If you want to make the body lighter just add rice syrup or brewers corn syrup.
 

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I'm excited to brew this as my first lager, just picked up ingredients today!

Any clarity on fermentation temps? Will this need a D. rest and how does that all work?

When and how should I add the honey to maximize its flavor? Thanks!
 

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Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 @ 50º
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 47 @ 33º
Right. so, I found this. Do I need to raise the temp to, say, 65F or so in between the primary and secondary fermentation? If so, guidance as to how long? Thanks!
 

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Anyone have a step by step to brew this recipe
Im new to brewing and don't want to mess it up
 
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I wouldn't bother with this recipe. It isn't really that well thought out. In order to properly utilize the rice and corn they need to be mashed using a cereal mash. I would think that is not something that you want to do yet. Also are you able to cold ferment and lager the beer? If not I think that a Kolsch might be a better way to go. They are simple and if you do a full boil you can still get a nice light colored beer.
 
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