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Pilsener Urkel Lager (PU)

Pilsener Urkel Lager (PU)

Bohemian Pilsener • All Grain • 10 gal

jacbop

It's that time of year: my basement is a balmy 52F, so I need to make some lagers. I wanted to do a decoction mashed pilsener, but I wimped out and did a single step infusion mash instead.

December 29, 2007  10:54am

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Ingredients (All Grain10 gal)

  • 18 lbs English 2-row Lager

    English 2-row Lager

  • 1.5 lbs Belgian Cara-Pils

    Belgian Cara-Pils

    Significantly increases foam/head retention and body of the beer.

  • .5 lbs Belgian Aromatic

    Belgian Aromatic

    Imparts a big malt aroma. Use in brown ales, Belgian dubbels and tripels.

  • 3 oz Saaz - 4.4 AA% pellets; boiled 60 min

    Saaz

    Used for finishing pilseners, continental lagers, and wheats. The aroma is spicy and pleasant with fragrant overtones.

  • 1.00 oz Czech Saaz - 3.5 AA% pellets; boiled 15 min

    Czech Saaz

    Very mild. 'Noble'.

  • 1.00 oz Czech Saaz - 3.5 AA% pellets; boiled 5 min

    Czech Saaz

    Very mild. 'Noble'.

  • 1 oz Czech Saaz - 3.4 AA% pellets; boiled 1 min

    Czech Saaz

    Very mild. 'Noble'.

  • 1 oz Hersbrucker - 2.2 AA% whole; added dry to secondary fermenter

    Hersbrucker

    Drier, spicier than Hallertauer. Most important aroma variety in Germany.

  • 2 tsp Irish Moss - (omitted from calculations)

    Irish Moss

  • White Labs WLP802 Czech Budejovice Lager

    White Labs WLP802 Czech Budejovice Lager

    Pilsner lager yeast from Southern Czech Republic. Produces dry and crisp lagers, with low diacetyl production.

Notes

Single infusion mash. Strike 7 gals @ 162F to achieve 152F. Batch sparge with 7 gals of 175F water. Boil for 90 mins.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 2 - Pilsner

Subcategory: B - Bohemian Pilsener

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.052 1.044 - 1.056
Terminal Gravity: 1.015 1.013 - 1.017
Color: 5.0 SRM 3.5 - 6
Alcohol: 4.8% ABV 4.2% - 5.4%
Bitterness: 36.5 IBU 35 - 45

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