Midwinter Ljus Lager

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: philthebrewer (Shared)
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Brewer: Philip Winckle
Batch Size: 6.60 galStyle: Munich Helles ( 2.4)
Boil Size: 7.67 galStyle Guide: AABC 2010
Color: 2.4 SRMEquipment: Braumeister 20l
Bitterness: 22.4 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.048 (11.9° P)Mash Profile: Braumeister 4 step light body 75% efficiency
Est FG: 1.012 SG (3.1° P)Fermentation: Lager, Two Stage
ABV: 4.7%Taste Rating: 45.0

Amount Name Type #
11 lbs 0.37 oz Premium Pilsner Malt (1.3 SRM) Grain 1
0.53 oz Magnum 2012 [12.7%] - Boil 60 min Hops 2
0.53 oz East Kent Goldings 2011 [6.4%] - Boil 15 min Hops 3
0.28 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10 min) Misc 4
1.0 pkgs Saflager Lager (DCL/Fermentis #W-34/70) Yeast 5
0.71 oz Saaz 2009 [3.5%] - Dry Hop 10 days Hops 6

Taste Notes

Like angels dancing on your tongue. Possibly the lightest cleanest beer I have ever made. I am really pleased with the lightness in colour and flavour of this beer yet with a soft floral note at the end. The ineffective dry hopping (due to the use of old Saaz hops) means that it ends up with a simple clean finish. The balance is good enough that it hides the alcohol, with tasters guessing a 4% but really good tasting beer.


Old Saaz were used in the secondary, which added nothing.

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