Episode 36 – American Lager.

It’s easy to look down on American Lagers. They’re popular and have flavours so subtle that some would argue slip into the relms of being bland. In reality, brewing something as clean and neutral can be very difficult and as a homebrewer creating something this flawless is possibly the ultimate challenge of your abilities.

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It’s easy to look down on American Lagers. They’re popular and have flavours so subtle that some would argue slip into the relms of being bland. In reality, brewing something as clean and neutral can be very difficult and as a homebrewer creating something this flawless is possibly the ultimate challenge of your abilities.


Ingredients Included

Dingemans Pilsen Malt (3000 grams)
Crisp Flaked Maize (1500 grams)
Northern Brewer Pellets (17 grams)
Saaz Pellets (10 grams)
Wyeast 2007 PILSEN LAGER. 08.04.2020 (1 packs)


Method

Beer Style (main): American Lagers
Beer Style (sub): American-Style Lager
Batch Size: 22L
Original Gravity: 1.046
Final Gravity: 1.009
ABV %: 4.79
IBU: 13.9

THE MASH
Temperature °C: 65
Length (mins): 75
Out temp °C:
Out time (mins):

THE BOIL
Boil time (mins): 60 min boil

Additions and timing:

At Start of boil add 17g Northern Brewer with 6% Alpha
5 mins from end of boil add 10G Saaz.

Secondary additions and timing:

No secondary additions.

Yeast: Wyeast 2007 Pilsen
Fermentation temperature/steps: Classic Lager profile. Ferment at 10ºC for 2 weeks or until fermentation is complete, then raise to 16 for 2 days. Start Lagering by dropping the temp to 3ºC over a 30 day period.

Comments:

It’s easy to look down on American Lagers. They’re popular and have flavours so subtle that some would argue slip into the relms of being bland. In reality, brewing something as clean and neutral can be very difficult and as a homebrewer creating something this flawless is possibly the ultimate challenge of your abilities.

We brew this beer and talk about it in Episode 36 of By The Mash Tun which you can find athttp://www.kaiju.fm/by-the-mash-tun/36-american-lager/

Additional information

Weight 6.527 kg

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