American Lager 2021

>> Monday, May 31, 2021

Today I'm brewing 10 gallons of my easy drinking American Lager base. Just a couple minor tweaks this go around; single infusion mash, 2-row instead of 6-row, and no late hop addition. No late hop addition because some buddies and I are going to do some experiments with hop extracts in this batch. Also, I'm splitting the batch and fermenting with two different lager yeasts.

10 gallon recipe
15.12# Root Shoot Pilsner
0.5# Briess Crystal 10L
1.0# Rice Syrup Solids (5 min)
1.0# Corn Sugar (5 min)
2.0g BrewTan B (dissolved in warm water, mash)
3.0ml Hopshot (60 min)
Wyeast Nutrient
9.32g BCAA (Dissolved in warm water, 5 min)
1 Whirlfloc
Saflager 34/70
Imperial L09 Que Bueno

Single infusion mash at 151F. 90 minute boil.

  • 34/70 half - Start at 52F, ramp up to 54F over 2 days.
  • L09 half - Start at 46F, ramp up to 50F over 4 days.

Water Profile to RO or Distilled Water add:
0.38g/gal Gypsum
0.32g/gal Epsom Salts
0.49g/gal Calcium Chloride

Brewing Notes
No issues during this session. OG came out to 1.054, so a little higher than I was shooting for. I had a little higher boil-off rate than normal so this is likely the reason for the higher gravity. 

Update 6/16/2021
I started cold crashing tonight.