Monday, April 19, 2010

9-grain Pilsener Lager

Carl and I brewed this on Sunday, demoing the all-grain process to Eric, an extract brewer looking to make the jump.

It's inspired by a wheat lager from Pivovar Herold Březnice and a similar beer from Bohemian Brewing in SLC, UT.

IBU: 50
SRM: 5
ABV: 5.5%

Grain bill:
  • 17 lbs of Pilsener malt
  • 3 lbs of Wheat Montana 7-grain cereal *
  • 0.5 lbs honey malt


  • 145F for 45 minutes
  • 158F for 20 minutes


  • 2 ounces of German Magnum (11% AA) for 60 minutes
  • 2 ounces of Mt Hood (5% AA) for 25 minutes
  • 1 ounce of German Tettnanger (4% AA) for 25 minutes


  • 2 weeks between 50F and 60F with W34/70, the famous Weihenstephan lager yeast.
  • 2 weeks @ 38F in a lagering fridge

*This is a mixture of hard-red spring wheat; soft-red wheat; soft-white wheat; oats; barley; rye; triticale; and spelt.

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