– Huck posting for Dickie
Dickie’s Pilsner Ale II
After turning the first Pilsner Ale sour, I decided to brew this beer again. I came to the realization that I did not have a baseline understanding of brewing this style of beer, therefore no way to reverse engineering what went wrong with the previously soured beer. So this time I went back to standard boil times and hopping methods. I am also using the same grain, yeast and hops. Although, if it were truly a wild yeast that took over, there would not be much to investigate.
I had company over until 9:00 pm so I got a late start on this beer.
July 27, 2015
Pilsner Ale – 5 Gallon
- 9.5 lbs Pilsner malt
- 3oz Czech Saaz – 60 mins.
- 1oz Czech Saaz – 15 mins
- 1oz Czech Saaz – 10 mins
- Strike Volume – 6.25 Gallons
- Strike Temp – 160°
- 9:40 PM – Mash in, hold temp 148° – 152° for 60 mins.
- 10:50 PM – Mash finished
- 11:15 PM boil begins – 60 minute boil, 3oz Saaz
- 12:00 AM – added 1oz Saaz
- 12:05 AM – added 1oz Saaz
- 12:20 AM – boil finished
Wort & Yeast
- Collected right at 5 gallons of wort in the fermenter.
- OG 1.050
- 1:00 AM – pitched yeast.
- The initial indicators are that this is going to be much better than my first attempt.
- The OG came in just under my target.August 1, 2015
- Racked beer to secondary and took another sample/gravity reading. Again, indicators are good.
- FG 1.006 for a calculated ABV of 5.78%