Premium American Lager – All Grain

Statistics

General Info

This one was inspired by the description of the Imperial Pilsner in Extreme Brewing. It’s an "Americanized" twist. This one is higher in alcohol and significantly higher in IBUs than your typical American Lager - no adjuncts either. All malt.

Malts and Grains

Amount Malt/Grain %
10.00 pounds Belgian Plisen Malt 82.5%
2.00 pounds American Dextrin (Cara-Pils) Malt 16.5%
0.13 pounds Crystal Malt 120L 1%
12.13 pounds Total Grain Weight 100%

Hops

Amount Hop Time AA
1.00 ounces Zeus 60 min 13.0%
0.25 ounces Amarillo 20 min 8.2%
0.75 ounces Amarillo 0 min 8.2%
1.00 ounces Amarillo 0 min 8.2%
3.00 ounces Total Hop Weight

Yeasts

Name Lab/Manufacturer Form Amount
Lager Yeast Superior Dry 14g Rehydrated

Mash Infusion

Step Description Temp. Time
Infusion 150° F 75 min.
Sparge 170° F 40 min.

Procedure

  • Single infusion mash at 150 for 75 minutes.
  • Sparge
  • 90 minute boil
  • Add hops according to schedule
  • Rehydrate yeast and pitch into 50-55 wort
  • Ferment at 50-55 for at least 7 days
  • Raise temperature to 60 for diactyl rest
  • Slowly lower temperature over a few days to 40
  • Lager at 40 for at least 5 weeks

Fermentation and Aging

Primary:
7 days @ 50° F
Secondary:
5 days @ 60° F
Lager:
35 days @ 40° F

Bigus Dicus (Lupulus Imperialus Premiumus)

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Brew Day Data

  Target Actual Notes
Str Water Amt: 4                                                                                                                 
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Sp Water Amt: 6.3    
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Pre-Boil Grav:      
Pre-Boil Amt: 6.7    
Post-Boil Amt: 5    
Boil Time: 60    
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