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Light Lager

08 Jul

The Vienna Lager was so well received another variation on the theme was in order. The day of the brew was muggy and warm, but most of the brewing time it was left to do its own thing, allowing us to hide in the air-conditioning.

It was a whole grain brew, using a mesh bag once again instead of the more complicated mash tun setup.

 Grain bill

  • Vienna Lager, 6 lbs
  • Munich, 2 lbs
  • Honey, 1 lbs
  • Pilsen, 3 lbs
  • Crystal, 40L, 2 lbs
  • Dingemans Cara 45, 1 lbs

Hops and Yeast

Hops were a combination of Mt. Hood and Cluster for the entire boil, and UK Fuggles for the last 15 minutes. Bavarian Lager yeast was used, along with fermcap after the cooling.

Gravity

Initial Brix: 10, or 1.04 OG. This suggests the final result might be around 5.2% ABV.

 
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Posted by on July 8, 2013 in Brewing

 

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One Response to Light Lager

  1. Scott Swanson

    August 4, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    On July 27th, the brix was 6.95, so at 2.8% ABV thus far. Lower than I was expecting, but it has a lot of time left to ferment and may go up a bit still.

     

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