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McPils

German Pils • All Grain • 11 gal

dmccrackin

Brewed 1/1/18

December 30, 2017 at 04:48pm

4.0/5.0 1 rating

Ingredients (All Grain11 gal)

  • 19 lbs Pilsner Malt; Weyermann

    Pilsner Malt; Weyermann

    German-grown two-row spring barley (2004 harvest). Product Characteristics:Perfect foundation grist for all lagers. Excellent modification and favorable protein and glucan levels. Excellent lautering properties. Provides finished beer with substantial body and mouthfeel, as well as good foam development and head retention. Very flexible grain with high extract efficiency for reliable lager-making in any brew house, including pub ale systems. Yields optimum results for any process⎯from single-step to multi-step infusion, to decoction. Recommended Quantities: Up to 100% of total grain bill. Suitability (beer styles): All lagers, especially Pils/Pilsner/Pilsener, low-alcohol beer, “light“ beer, Belgian beers

  • 1 oz Magnum - 14.1 AA% pellets; boiled 55 min

    Magnum

    A West Coast hop with high Alpha Acid. Excellent bittering hop.

  • 2 oz Hallertau - 4.1 AA% pellets; boiled 10 min

    Hallertau

    Good for all around bittering and finishing stock ales, Belgian ales, and continental style lagers. Aroma is mild, pleasant and flowery.

  • 2 oz Hersbrucker - 2.3 AA% pellets; boiled 5 min

    Hersbrucker

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

  • White Labs WLP830 German Lager

    White Labs WLP830 German Lager

    This yeast is one of the most widely used lager yeasts in the world. Very malty and clean, great for all German lagers, pilsner, oktoberfest, and marzen.

Notes

Mashed 150. OG 1.050. Kegged at 3 weeks at 1.016.1 minute o2 per 5 gallon carboy. Pitched 2 WPL from 4 liter starter at 60F. Fermented at 50F, raised to 55F.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 5 - Pale Bitter European Beer

Subcategory: D - German Pils

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.048 1.044 - 1.050
Terminal Gravity: 1.010 1.008 - 1.013
Color: 3.5 SRM 2 - 5
Alcohol: 4.9% ABV 4.4% - 5.2%
Bitterness: 35.1 IBU 22 - 40

Discussion

dmccrackin

Turned out great.

2018-03-25 1:26pm

Clear, great head. Could have attenuated a little more. Fermented 3 weeks to 1.016. Next time allow longer ferment time. Slight sweet pilsner grain flavor. Very enjoyable. Noble hop presence is good.

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