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Monday, 10 December, 2018


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Lair Dark Lager No. 38

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Dark Lager

Dark Lager

Original Gravity (SG):

1.037

Batch Size (gal):

5.0

Final Gravity (SG):

1.011

Boil Volume (gal):

3.0

Strength (% ABW):

2.70

Time (weeks):

8

Color (SRM):

33

Bitterness (IBU):

22

Calories (Cals/12oz):

123


Recipe Description:

This recipe is designed to make a low strength Dark Lager that is very dark amber in color. Fermentables include Crystal Malt 40 L and Black Malt. It uses Continental hops dosed for hop-malt balance, with additions for bittering, flavor, and aroma. The Czech Lager yeast results in a beer with a dry but malty finish.


INGREDIENTS

Fermentables :

3.75 lbs of Extra Light Dry Malt Extract

1.25 lbs of Crystal Malt 40 L

0.25 lbs of Black Malt

Hops :

Continental (Saaz, Hallertauer, Tettnanger, Spalt - 5 % AA, pellet)

1.5 oz for 60 min. (bittering)

1.5 oz for 15 min. (flavor)

0.5 oz for 5 min. (aroma)

Yeast :

Wyeast 2278 Czech Pils - 1 packet

Water :

5.5 gal


METHODS

Brewing:

Extract and Specialty Grain Brewing

Steep specialty grain in brewpot at 150 °F for 20-30 minutes, then remove.

Add extract and boil wort for 60 minutes.

Add hops during boil as scheduled.

Estimated total brewing time = 90 minutes.

Fermentation:

Primary Fermentation - 14 days at 45 °F.

Secondary Fermentation - 28 days at 35 °F.

Filtering:

Filtering recommended

Bottle Priming:

0.5 cup of Extra Light Dry Malt Extract for moderate carbonation.

Bottling

A total of 53 bottles of 12 oz size are needed.

Bottle Conditioning:

14 days at 45 °F.

Serving Temperature:

50 - 55 °F.