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PearlJam

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I would just like some views on whether this recipe looks ok. It has the hop schedule of a pilsner, not sure if it will work

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 26,11 l
Post Boil Volume: 21,61 l
Batch Size (fermenter): 18,00 l
Bottling Volume: 15,25 l
Estimated OG: 1,048 SG
Estimated Color: 5,6 SRM
Estimated IBU: 39,8 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75,00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 86,5 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
3,50 kg Pale Ale (BestMälz) (2,5 SRM) Grain 1 89,7 %
0,30 kg Caramel Light (BestMälz) (15,2 SRM) Grain 2 7,7 %
0,10 kg Melanoidin (BestMälz) (35,5 SRM) Grain 3 2,6 %
33,00 g Saaz [4,10 %] - Boil 60,0 min Hop 4 18,3 IBUs
41,00 g Saaz [4,10 %] - Boil 30,0 min Hop 5 17,5 IBUs
1,00 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10,0 mins) Fining 6 -
20,00 g Saaz [4,10 %] - Boil 10,0 min Hop 7 4,0 IBUs
24,00 g Saaz [4,10 %] - Boil 0,0 min Hop 8 0,0 IBUs
1,0 pkg Saflager Lager (DCL/Fermentis #W-34/70) Yeast 9 -
 

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Looks fine to me! With 7.7% Crystal and 2.6% Melanoidin, it might be best to keep your mash temp aound 148-150 to keep the body/sweetness in check. 40 IBU is a good level for a pale lager, IMO.

If you have access to BestMalz Pilsner malt, you might consider using that, but the pale would be fine too. I love me some Best Pilsner.

34/70 is a great all-around lager yeast and should work fine for this recipe.
 

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I might switch out the crystal with some Vienna or Munich depending on what SRM you wanted to attain. Either way it will be a nice Lager!
 

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I think your hop bill looks pretty darn good. Saaz is a very subtle and beautiful hop and the one I reach for on a regular basis. I'll be interested in hearing your review in a couple of months.
 
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Thanks guys, now I feel more confident.

WRT the BestMalz Pilsner, that is what I wanted, but they were out so I took the pale malt
 

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Thanks guys, now I feel more confident.

WRT the BestMalz Pilsner, that is what I wanted, but they were out so I took the pale malt
Some may disagree, but I wouldn't turn around for the difference....no biggie! You'll make a great beer!
 
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Unfortunately this is one of my batches that turned out a disaster due to heavy oxidation. I will be doing it again hopefully without the strong cardboard flavour
 
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