|Enter desired final yield (volume):|
|6.00 pounds||LME - Pilsner||80% of grist|
|1.00 pounds||DME - Amber||13.3% of grist|
|7.00 pounds||Total Extract Weight||93.3% of grist|
|0.50 pounds||6.7% of grist|
|0.50 pounds||Total Grain Weight||6.7% of grist|
|Total Boil Time:||60 minutes|
7/20/10 Boiled 1 liter of water with 100g DME. Cooled overnight. Smacked pack of Wyeast 2112 (~56% viability)
7/21/10 6am pitched yeast, shook starter and placed on stirplate.
7/22/10 6am put starter in fridge to settle yeast.
7/23/10 Added 500ml additional wort after removing spent starter
7/24/10 - Brewday
Steeped crystal in 1 gallon water 120-165F for 20 minutes. Removed grains and added water to reach 3 gallons. Added extract and boiled to 2.7 gallons and cooled to 72F with 2.3 gallons of preboiled, chilled water. Begin cooling with ice.
7/25/10 - Temperature of wort was only 66-68F so added 20lb ice in swamp cooler. About 11 hours later, temperature was 56-58F, pitched yeast
Maintained 58F for 3 days. Fermentation allowed to free rise. I went camping for the weekend.
8/1/10 - Temperature is 78F, SG=1.022
8/11/10 - Day 17 Racked to secondary for 'lagering' at 41-45F. SG =1.016/8
2/28/10 - I only got to keep 4 bottles (the last in line) as this batch was made with/for a friend. I managed to keep mine in the fridge for a good while and had the last bottle last week. This one I think had signs of oxidation and had a bit of diacetyl in it, something I did not pick up with younger bottles. Back then I thought the beer was decent. My friend probably finished his case and a half within 2 months easy.
I'd stay clear of the amber malt extract next time and with an all-grain batch I'd probably sub in some Munich, keeping the crystal malt the same or a bit less. Hops had faded by this time but by the schedule they were most used for bittering.
I might suspect that the free rise in temperature to 78F after the first three days might have had an impact on this beer.
|Primary:||3 days @ 58° F|
|Secondary:||13 days @ >58° F|
|Lager:||17 days @ 43° F|