Hughes Cascade Canadian Lager II

Source: Tim Neall
Recipe added: 04/11/00

This is the second variation of this recipe. I used a little flaked maize and it lightened the body considerably. The beer is a nice golden color with a dense white head and great hops aroma. The hops actually are Canadian this time, and are homegrown (not by me). The bitterness is probably about 25-30 IBU. The mash and the boil were also split between two days, due to a party. This allowed the wort to sit on the hops for quite a long time. This gave the beer a nice smooth hops character. It will make a nice lawnmower beer this summer.


Recipe type: All Grain
Batch Size: 5 gallons
Starting Gravity: 1045
Finishing Gravity: 1012
Time in Boil: 60 minutes
Primary Fermentation: 8 days, plastic, open
Secondary Fermentation: 17 days, glass, closed



Mash grains for 90 minutes at 150 degrees. Batch sparge with 4 gallons of 160 degree water. Collect runnings on 1 oz. of Cascade hops. Bring wort to 180 degrees. Turn off heat and cover. Allow to sit until the following morning on the hops. Bring to a boil and follow hopping schedule. Force cool and transfer to primary. Aerate with pure O2. Ferment to completion and transfer to secondary. Lager 2-3 weeks at 32 degrees. Transfer to keg and force carbonate.
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