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All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: MikeLastort (Shared)
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Brewer: Mike
Batch Size: 5.00 galStyle: Czech Dark Lager ( 3D)
Boil Size: 5.96 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2015
Color: 39.0 SRMEquipment: 10 Gallon Tun, 5 Gallon Batch
Bitterness: 34.2 IBUsBoil Time: 90 min
Est OG: 1.062 (15.2° P)Mash Profile: Decoction Mash, Triple, Lager
Est FG: 1.014 SG (3.5° P)Fermentation: Lager, Three Stage
ABV: 6.4%Taste Rating: 30.0

Amount Name Type #
6 lbs Floor Malted Bohemian Pilsner (Weyermann) (2.0 SRM) Grain 1
3 lbs 8.00 oz Floor Malted Bohemian Dark (Weyermann) (7.0 SRM) Grain 2
1 lbs Cara 45 (Dingemans) (47.0 SRM) Grain 3
9.60 oz Carafa II (Weyermann) (415.0 SRM) Grain 4
9.60 oz Carafa Special II (Weyermann) (415.0 SRM) Grain 5
1.00 oz Sterling [8.1%] - Boil 60 min Hops 6
1.00 oz Saaz [3.0%] - Boil 10 min Hops 7
2 pkgs Czech Budejovice Lager (White Labs #WLP802) Yeast 8
1 pkgs Czech Budejovice Lager (White Labs #WLP802) Yeast 9


Did a decoction mash with the Bohemian grains first, and did not add the speciality dark malts until the protein rest. Started fermentation at 53F, used three packages of WLP802 (Czech Budejovice Lager) yeast and a big yeast starter. Fermentation schedule: 3/31/18 - primary fermentation start at 53F Ferment for 15 days, then begin diacetyl rest for four days at 63F Start diacetyl rest 4/15/18 - temp raise to 63F Rest at 63F until 4/19/18, then begin lagering, lowering temperature 5 degrees per day until close to freezing 4/20/18 - drop temp to 58F 4/21/18 - drop temp to 53F 4/22/18 - drop temp to 48F 4/23/18 - drop temp to 43F 4/24/18 - drop temp to 38F 4/25/18 - drop temp to 34F Lager at 34F for at least three months, ready to drink no sooner than the end of July

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