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Beer Style: Classic American Pilsner
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5 US gallons
For anyone wishing to reproduce "American Premium-style" pilsner beer -- here is my all-grain offering for 5 gallons.
This makes a remarkable beer with an incredible Cascade nose and an edge-of-the-tongue bitterness perception -- This is one to convince the 'non-homebrewing' friend that you really know what you are doing!
I hope that some ambitious person with a spare fridge can use this recipe -- it is 100% my own formulation -- if anyone finds something to adjust here, please let me know and I'll give it a try!
Boil rice for 30 minutes and add grains and water for mash --
First rest at 94F for 30 minutes to help breakdown the adjuncts --
Raise temp to 122F for 30 minutes for protein degradation --
Raise temp to 140F for 15 minutes for better head retention and clarity --
Raise temp to 153F for 45 minutes for starch conversion --
Raise temp to 158F for 20 minutes for complete conversion --
Mashout at 168F for 10 minutes -- Sparge w/168F water at < 6 pH --
Boil wort and add 3/4 oz Saaz -- boil 60 min --
Add 1/4 oz Saaz -- boil 30 min --
Add 1 oz Cascade -- boil 2 min --
Force chill (if possible) -- rack to primary and aerate --
Rehydrate Nottingham yeast and pitch at 65F --
Ferment for 4-7 days or until no noticeable airlock activity --
Rack to secondary -- Drop temp to 55F --
Pitch Wyeast #2112 starter (>=400ml) at 55F --
Drop temp to 34-40F for 4-6 weeks (or until you decide to bottle) --
72 hours before bottling:
Add 1 oz Cascade directly to secondary --
48 hours before bottling:
Add your favorite clarifier (if necessary), gelatine, polyclar, etc --
24 hours before bottling:
Raise temp to 60F:
Bottle and let sit at 60F for 1 week, then drop temp back down for either extended lagering (34-45F) or for drinking (48-55) --
Source: Matthew Manning
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