Tom posting for Dickie
Here are the notes for my latest version of Dickie’s Pilsner. This is/will be an ongoing experiment and trial. So I am not sure if we need to keep putting notes on the beerbook for basically the same recipe repeatedly. Maybe this should just be general beer talk between us. Either way I am ok with it. However, I think it has been a fun process and interesting to see the evolution of this beer up to this point.
Pilsner – 5 Gallon
- 10.0 lbs Pilsner malt
- 2oz Czech Saaz (Pellets) – 60 mins.
- 1oz Hallertau (Pellets) – 60 mins.
- WLP830 – German Lager Yeast
- Strike Volume – 6.5 Gallons
- Strike Temp – 172°
- 4:30 PM – Mash in, hold temp 156° – 160°
- 5:35 PM – Mash finished
- 6:00 PM boil begins – 90 minute boil
- 6:30 PM – added 2oz Saaz, 1oz Hallertau
- 7:30 PM – boil finished
Wort & Yeast
- Collected approximately 5 gallons of wort.
- OG 1.050
- 8:10 PM – pitched yeast.
- The Brew day went smoother than normal. There were a couple concerning things though.
- My Strike temp was too high and therefore my mash temp was too high. It ended up not being a significant factor as my OG measured 1.050 and my target was 1.057.
- Using pellet hops sucks! I must devise a method for straining them. I think all 3oz of hops ended up in the fermenter.
- I am using lager yeast for the very first time on my very own! This will go smooth!
- 05/25/16 I racked the beer to secondary. Gravity read 1.030. I expected it to be lower. The yeast still has work to do. The sample tasted great, but a bit hoppy. I have high expectations.
- I lost a lot of beer racking from primary to secondary. I left the hop sludge and yeast cake on the bottom of the carboy. I have right around 3 gallons of beer lagering at this point.