The Great BrewHolio Pre-Prohibition American Pils (17 Us gallons)
Source: Scott Abene
Recipe added: 04/25/97
I remember my Grandfather talking about very high hopped
pre-prohibition American Lagers that he called American Pilsners.
He said that they had between 15% to 30% corn in the recipe.
I did some digging around and found some references to this style (The Brewery website and a Brewing Techniques from a couple of years ago).
I must say it was one of the clearest worts I have ever produced.
It came out very high hopped and sweet. Can't wait for it to be done so I can drink it.
2035 American Lager
Not a pilsener strain. Bold, complex and woody, producing a
slight diacetyl. Reportedly used in New Ulm, MN. Flocculation - medium; apparent attenuation - 73-77%. (48-58°F)
Recipe type: All Grain
Batch Size: 17 US Gallons
Starting Gravity: 1.058
Finishing Gravity: 1.008
Time in Boil: 90 minutes
Primary Fermentation: 7 days @ 55f
Secondary Fermentation: 9 days @ 50f
Additional Fermentation: lagered for 30 days @ 34f
- 24.00 lb. American Pale 2 Row
- 1.00 lb. Cara-Pils Dextrine
- 6.00 lb. Flaked Maize
- 1.50 oz. Cascade 7.8% 70 min
- 1.50 oz. Cascade 7.8% 50 min
- 1.50 oz. PERLE 6.7% 45 min
- 1.00 oz. Cascade 7.8% 40 min
- 1.50 oz. PERLE 6.7% 30 min
- 1.00 oz. PERLE 6.7% 20 min
- 3.00 oz. Willamette 4.9% 10 min
I used a step mash for this.. It was:
30 minutes @ 122f
15 minutes @ 134f
15 minutes @ 144f
90 minutes @ 158f
10 minutes @ 166f
I also got an 88% extract eff (WOO HOO!!!) I have never achieved that before so you might have to rework the grain bill to get desired OG.
I added 2 teaspoons of Irish Moss during the last 20 minutes of the boil also.
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