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