Seeking amber lager/Vienna Lager?

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Apr 17, 2008
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looks like a tasty recipe, and I have to plead my ignorance, but looks like there are 2 sub categories one the o fest the other a Vienna. I don't know the difference but I'm trying to make a beer that is labeled Vienna.
I'm confident this is a good oct. but does anyone have a take on the Vienna style?


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Apr 2, 2007
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Vienna Lager

A ProMash Recipe Report

Recipe Specifics

Batch Size (Gal): 5.00 Wort Size (Gal): 5.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 8.83
Anticipated OG: 1.048 Plato: 11.98
Anticipated SRM: 20.1
Anticipated IBU: 39.4
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes


% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
90.6 8.00 lbs. Pilsener Belgium 1.037 2
2.8 0.25 lbs. Crystal 15L America 1.035 15
2.8 0.25 lbs. Crystal 120L America 1.033 120
3.7 0.33 lbs. Black Patent Malt Great Britain 1.027 525

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
2.00 oz. Liberty Pellet 4.00 39.4 60 min.
1.00 oz. Liberty Pellet 4.00 0.0 0 min.


WYeast 2308 Munich Lager

Mash Schedule

Mash Type: Multi Step

Grain Lbs: 8.83
Water Qts: 13.24 - Before Additional Infusions
Water Gal: 3.31 - Before Additional Infusions

Qts Water Per Lbs Grain: 1.50 - Before Additional Infusions

Acid Rest Temp : 0 Time: 0
Protein Rest Temp : 104 Time: 20
Intermediate Rest Temp : 140 Time: 20
Saccharification Rest Temp : 158 Time: 40
Mash-out Rest Temp : 0 Time: 0
Sparge Temp : 170 Time: 15

Total Mash Volume Gal: 4.02 - Dough-In Infusion Only

All temperature measurements are degrees Fahrenheit.


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Sep 15, 2007
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Apex, NC
Señor Misterioso Cervesa Mas Fina
BeerSmith Recipe Printout -
Recipe: Señor Misterioso II
Brewer: Chad Ward
Asst Brewer:
Style: Vienna Lager
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
Batch Size: 5.75 gal
Boil Size: 7.31 gal
Estimated OG: 1.052 SG
Estimated Color: 7.4 SRM
Estimated IBU: 29.2 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Boil Time: 75 Minutes

Amount Item Type % or IBU
9 lbs Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 84.23 %
1 lbs Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 9.36 %
6.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L Grain 3.51 %
1.0 oz Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM) Grain 0.56 %
1.50 oz Tettnang [4.50 %] (60 min) Hops 26.3 IBU
0.50 oz Tettnang [4.50 %] (20 min) Hops 2.9 IBU
1.00 oz Spalt (US) [2.60 %] (7 min)
1 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
4.0 oz Corn Sugar (Dextrose) (0.0 SRM) Sugar 2.34 %
1 Pkgs Mexican Lager (White Labs #WLP940)

Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body, No Mash Out
Total Grain Weight: 10.44 lb
Single Infusion, Light Body, No Mash Out
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
75 min Mash In Add 13.04 qt of water at 161.4 F 150.0 F

Using 2 WLP940 vials in a 3L starter to get the fermentation off to a quick start. Adding 4oz of dextrose to the boil to lighten the body and finish a little crisper than last time.
This is my adaptation of Austin Homebrew's Dos Equis clone kit. I made it once before (omitting the included maltodextrin) and ended up with a very fine Negra Modelo-like beer. Hopping was a little light and the malt body a little more pronounced than I would have like so I made some changes, upping the IBUs and adding a little corn sugar to lighten the body. In the first version I used Wyeast 2124 Bohemiam Lager yeast. In this one I'm going with WLP940 Mexican Lager, which I hope will get me closer to the amber cervesa I'm shooting for.


edited to add: The name of the beer is an homage to Señor Misterioso from Archie McPhee. For more on the man, the mystery, the phenominon that is Señor Misterioso, read his story here.
In some circles, the elimination of Señor Misterioso and his atomic suit is of the utmost priority; to others, he is a sought-after dinner speaker, even more so than Henry Kissinger.