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Monday, 12 November, 2018


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Lair Pale Lager No. 1

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Pale Lager

Pale Lager

Original Gravity (SG):

1.059

Batch Size (gal):

5.0

Final Gravity (SG):

1.016

Boil Volume (gal):

3.0

Strength (% ABW):

4.51

Time (weeks):

10

Color (SRM):

7

Bitterness (IBU):

13

Calories (Cals/12oz):

197


Recipe Description:

This recipe is designed to make a moderately strong Pale Lager that is light amber in color. Fermentables include Dextrin Malt. It uses Continental hops dosed for low hop presence, with additions for bittering only. The American Lager yeast contributes a bold, complex and aromatic presence with a good depth of flavor.


INGREDIENTS

Fermentables :

6 lbs of Extra Light Dry Malt Extract

2.25 lbs of Dextrin Malt

Hops :

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

1.25 oz for 60 min. (bittering)

Yeast :

Wyeast 2035 North American Lager - 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 - 42 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:

45 - 50 °F.