Vacation and Autumn Lager

pilsLast week I was on vacation and seeing as I wasn’t going anywhere I figured it was a good time to brew some beer. For some reason the weather has been quite mild lately, so this made the day even better.

This was my first brew day since early spring and with no distractions, the brew day went off without a hitch. I missed my target mash temp, but that was an easy fix with some cold water. The fermentation took off quickly, 2 hours later and there was a good head of krausen.

Currently, it is fermenting at 10C and I will lager it around 1C until I can’t stand it and need some beer. The brew should come in at just below 4%ABV. More of a lawnmower beer, but also a good ‘sit down and have a few and not get too tipsy’ beer.

Recipe: autumn lager
Brewer: Tim Gorman
Style: Lite American Lager
TYPE: All Grain

Recipe Specifications
Batch Size: 40.00 L
Boil Size: 45.79 L
Estimated OG: 1.040 SG
Estimated Color: 3.0 SRM
Estimated IBU: 11.7 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.50 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Amount Item
5.75 kg Pale Malt (2 Row) Canada (2.0 SRM) 79.31 %
1.50 kg Corn, Flaked (1.3 SRM) 20.69 %
14.00 gm Pearle [7.00 %] (60 min) 6.4 IBU
22.00 gm Crystal [3.30 %] (60 min) (First Wort Hop) 5.3 IBU
0.53 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min)
2 Pkgs SafLager West European Lager (DCL Yeast #S-23)Yeast-Lager

Mash Schedule: Double Infusion, Light Body
Total Grain Weight: 7.25 kg
Double Infusion, Light Body
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
10 min Protein Rest Add 13.63 L of water at 55.6 C 50.0 C
75 min Saccrification Add 12.11 L of water at 86.7 C 66.7 C