Classic American Pilsner No. 1

Source: Russ Brodeur
Recipe added: 08/04/98

The use of Hallertau & Saaz really improved this recipe. the color is a bit on the dark side, IMO, but not out of style. This style is everyone's favorite up here, and this is the best batch to date. It is crystal clear, with a full hop nose & flavor and nice malty finish.


Recipe type: All Grain
Batch Size: 5
Starting Gravity: 1.053
Finishing Gravity: 1.012
Time in Boil: 90 min
Primary Fermentation: 44 F
Secondary Fermentation: 44 F
Additional Fermentation: lagered @32 F/4 weeks



Added 2 gal water at 146 F --> 133 F/ rested 30 min Added 1.1 gal boiling water --> 153 F/ rested 1 h Boiled first runnings for mashout Sparged with 5 gal, initially at 175 F Added 2 oz. Hallertau plug as FWH Boiled 90 min, cooled with immersion chiller, then in fridge Oxygenated wort and pitched yeast from 1/2 gal starter Kegged at 40 psi/2 min after secondary fermentation lagered 4 weeks @ 32 F
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