Your Father's Mustache
lager, American lager, pale lager, pilsner,
corn, maize, all-grain
Source: Jeff Renner, HBD #1687, 3/23/95
This is a recipe for a Classic American Pilsner style beer from an
article on the style
that Jeff posted to HBD.
9 gallons moderately (temp.) hard well water boiled to soften
and eliminate bicarbonate alkalinity, racked, treated
with 2 t. CaCl2(2H2O), target 60 ppm Ca.
- 7 lbs. American six row malt (80%)
- 1.75 lbs. flaked maize (20%)
- 25 g. Cluster hops pellets @7.5% - 1hr boil
- 1/4 oz. Styrian Goldings @5.2% - 10 min. boil plus
settling steep - 15 min.
- 1/4 oz. Styrian Goldings @5.2% - 15 min. settling
- New Ulm yeast
Doughed in 8.5 qts. 58C water to get -->
50C protein rest, 30 min., (pH 5.5), then infused w/ 3 qts.
boiling water to -->
60C sac. rest for 15 minutes, then boosted w/ burner to -->
70C sac. rest for 40 minutes, then boosted w/ burner to -->
76C mashoff for 10 min.
Lautered in insulated Zapap, collected 7 gal. @ 1.041 for 32.8 p/p/g.
Note - Beautifully clear wort with minimum recirculation, easy
sparge. This six-row is beautiful to work with.
Boil - 1 hr, beautiful hot break, like egg drop soup
Hopped to 25 IBU target.
Counter current cooled to 64F, 4.75 gallons collected at 1.055, then
diluted to 5.5 gallons at 1.048 in 7 gallon carboy, force chilled in
snowbank to 50F. Pitched New Ulm yeast from bottom of 3 liter starter.
Fermented @ 50F - 52F 12 days, racked, lagered seven weeks @ 33F,
kegged, conditioned with 10 psi @ 38F, then dispensed at 42F-44F. The
flavor showed best at mid 40sF and when drawn to give a good head and
reduced carbonation. (Most beer shows best like this).