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American Lager Victory Prima Pils Clone

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Location
HUmbodlt County
Recipe Type
All Grain
Yeast
Wyeast 2024 3 packs
Yeast Starter
Yes
Batch Size (Gallons)
5
Original Gravity
1.051
Final Gravity
1.008
Boiling Time (Minutes)
90
IBU
62
Color
Yellow SRM 3.37
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp)
11 days
Additional Fermentation
Lagering 4 weeks @ 38 degreez
Tasting Notes
Nice level of hoppiness, cant detect any sign of DMS
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable PPG °L Bill %
6 lb Belgian - Pilsner 37 1.6 56.6%
4 lb German - Pilsner 38 1.6 37.7%
0.6 lb German - Acidulated Malt 27 3.4 5.7%
10.6 lb Total

Hops
Amount Variety Type AA Use Time IBU
1.5 oz Saaz Pellet 2.8 First Wort 20.22
1 oz Saaz Pellet 2.8 Boil 45 min 10.51
0.5 oz Tettnanger Pellet 4 Boil 30 min 6.29
1 oz Hallertau Mittelfruh Pellet 3.75 Boil 20 min 9.29
1 oz Tettnanger Pellet 4 Boil 15 min 8.12
1.5 oz Saaz Pellet 2.8 Boil 10 min 6.23
0.5 oz Tettnanger Pellet 4 Boil 5 min 1.63

Other Ingredients
Amount Name Type Use Time
3.4 g Gypsum Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
1.7 g Calcium Chloride Water Agt Mash 1 hr.

Water Chemistry (ppm or mg/L)
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO
58. 12. 4. 27 62. .902
Yeast
Wyeast - Bohemian Lager 2124
Amount:
3 packs
Attenuation (custom):
84%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Temp:
48 - 58 °F
Starter:
Yes

Mash Schedule
Dough in @ 122 F (8.25 gallon watter assuming 1.2 qts/lb)
Protein Rest 20 min (pH should be 5.2-5.3)
Increase mash temp to 149 F (add 6.08 gallons at 210, or 11.97 gallons at 180)
Sacc Rest 60 min
Recirculation through 155 degree water.
Sparge at 170 F until 18 gal
Boil 90 min (add hops per schedule)
Chill to 60 Degrees

Ferment at 50-55 degreees
Lager for 4 weeks 34-38 Degrees F

I got this recipe from a few different sources, the main one was a recipe from a brewclub that were shown by Bill Covaleski a brewer for Victory how to make Prima. For awhile there was a shot online of the ingredient sheet, that wasn't supposed to circulate, the link to the recipe is below. Also I used replacement hops for Sladek, I got those from other clone recipes and the Victory website. Some people recommended doing a decoction mash, but I read conflicting reports on Victory's use of this technique, mash schedule below

https://www.homebrewtalk.com/forum/threads/victory-prima-pils-recipe-from-brewer.461206/

Technically the hops are supposed to be whole leaf, but good luck finding whole leaf saaz and hallertau hops around Humboldt. The original recipe called for Sladek hops but I cant source these. So the substitution is more saaz and hallertau.
 
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derekp83

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This is great. Prima Pils is one of my favorite beers. If I ever lager, I will be trying this out.
 

EasyBrew

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Thanks for the recipe. Finished brew day yesterday and OG was slightly lower at 1.0484 but happy overall with how the brew day went.
I substituted saaz as well.
I use wyeast 2124 with a 2 liter starter and it is bubbling right along. :cool:
I’ll follow up with the results.
 
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