Thursday, February 2, 2012

Vienna Lager - All Grain - October 2011

Well I finally got all my equipment together for doing all grain. I made a mash tun from a 5 gallon beverage cooler.

I decided to do a vienna lager after having a few of them recently at some resturants in the area. This probably wasnt the best choice for my first all grain, in that it takes a while to be ready, and Im not really very patient.

The recipe I decided to do was from the winner of the national homebrew competition for european lagers.

Weyermann Vienna - 4 lbs, 6.4 oz
Briess Pilsner - 3 lbs, 0 oz
Briess Organic Munich 10 - 2 lbs, 11.2 oz
Caramel Munich - 0 lbs, 4 oz
Weyermann De-Husked Carafa II - 0 lbs, 1.75 oz

Hallertau Pellets, German 1.25 oz @ 60 mins
Hallertau Pellets, German .5 oz @ 10 mins

Wyeast Labs Munich Lager

Mash at 152 for 90 minutes. Boil for 90 minutes. Cool and pitch at 45 degrees . Let the temp rise and ferment at 50 degrees.

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