Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Recipe #43 - Standard American Lager

 The recipe I'm about to describe is a Standard American Lager extract recipe that uses an Extra Light DME base and some Crystal 10L steeping grains for head retention. This style of beer has little to no malt aroma and a light floral or spicy hopping, in keeping with this style I have selected Willamette hops for bitterness, flavor and aroma.

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Recipe: Size 2.13 gallons: Estimated IBU=21, SRU=5, OG=1.046, FG=1.012, ABV=4.5%
1/2 pound Crystal 10L
2 pounds Muntons Extra Light DME
1/2 ounce Willamette pellet hops boiled for 30 minutes
1/4 ounce Willamette pellet hops boiled for 12 minutes
1/4 ounce Willamette pellet hops boiled for 5 minutes
Wyeast 2007 - Pilsen Lager™ (Activate 3 hours before pitching)
Pitched at 65F and fermented at 50F

Steep grains at 150-170F for 30 minutes in 3.5 quarts filtered water
Boil 3.5 quarts of filtered water
Add 1/2 oz. hops and boil for 30 minutes
Add 1/4 oz. hops and boil for 12 minutes
Stir in 2 lbs. DME then boil for 10 minutes
Add 1/4 oz. hops and boil for 5 minutes
Place in ice bath until wort temperature cools to 65F
Add 4 quarts filtered water to Mr. Beer fermenter
Pour cooled wort into fermenter keg aerate and pitch yeast
Ferment at constant 50F temperature for 21 days

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