Lager Brewday

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Lager Brewday

Post by james1988 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:06 pm

Evening All,

Here is the brewday for a light lager I did a few weeks back - this was to please the masses rather than myself.

Target gravity 1.041
83.3% Lager Malt
11.1% Crystal Malt
5.6% Cara-pils

Mash at 64c for 75 minutes
Boil for 60 minutes

18 IBUs Saaz at 60 minutes
4.4 IBUs Saaz at 15 minutes
2 IBU Saaz steeped for 30 minutes

Mangrove Jacks M76 Yeast
Fermented at 10c for 10 days
Temperature raised to 19c over 5 days
Temperature left at 19c for 2 days
Lagered at 3c for 20 days after

Ingredients
Image

Hops weighed out
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Final result
Image

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Re: Lager Brewday

Post by WalesAles » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:03 am

James,
37 days later, please tell us the smell (Aroma for Posh people), taste, clarity, etc, etc! =D>

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Don`t forget the pics! :D

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Re: Lager Brewday

Post by james1988 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:15 am

Morning

Clarity was absolutely spot on, it was crystal clear. The colour was a light gold, very light flavour to it as well; I think a bit more malt would have helped. The head retention was very good and carbing at 16 PSI seem to do the trick as far as carbonation was concerned.

The smell, I can't really describe it other than it smelled like a lager. The keg was demolished within an hour so, so it's safe to say it went down well with the masses.

James

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Re: Lager Brewday

Post by shepp » Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:48 am

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Morning

Clarity was absolutely spot on, it was crystal clear. The colour was a light gold, very light flavour to it as well; I think a bit more malt would have helped. The head retention was very good and carbing at 16 PSI seem to do the trick as far as carbonation was concerned.

The smell, I can't really describe it other than it smelled like a lager. The keg was demolished within an hour so, so it's safe to say it went down well with the masses.

James
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Probably the lack of malt was a plus for the less discerning drinkers.

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Re: Lager Brewday

Post by james1988 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:43 pm

Absolutely, it went down a storm mind so I can't complain.

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Re: Lager Brewday

Post by WalesAles » Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:48 pm

james1988 wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:15 am
The keg was demolished within an hour so, so it's safe to say it went down well with the masses.

James
James,
A couple of questions, if you dont mind.................
How big was the Keg?
How many were in the `Masses`? :D
Sounds like a good un to me! =D>

WA

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Re: Lager Brewday

Post by james1988 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:53 pm

Only 19l and 6 or 7 continuous drinkers. We had an IPA on tap too but that wasn't really touched (I made a dent in it mind).

James

I should caveat that with those that enjoyed it were homebrew skeptics so while on a small keg I'll take that as a victory :D .

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Re: Lager Brewday

Post by WalesAles » Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:58 pm

james1988 wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:53 pm
We had an IPA on tap too but that wasn't really touched (I made a dent in it mind).

James
James,
Dropped it on the floor did you? #-o :D :D

WA

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Re: Lager Brewday

Post by james1988 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:05 pm

WalesAles wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:58 pm

James,
Dropped it on the floor did you? #-o :D :D

WA
That did make me smile :lol:

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Re: Lager Brewday

Post by WalesAles » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:05 pm

james1988 wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:05 pm
WalesAles wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:58 pm

James,
Dropped it on the floor did you? #-o :D :D

WA
That did make me smile :lol:
James,
It made me laugh when I posted it. :D
English version... `Did you drop it on the floor`?
Welsh version...`Dropped it on the floor did you`?
That came out as the way I speak and it sounded too Welshy. :D :D
Try saying the Welsh version with a Welsh Accent and you will sound like a person from Pakistan or India! :D

WA

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Re: Lager Brewday

Post by james1988 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:43 pm

WalesAles wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:05 pm

James,
It made me laugh when I posted it. :D
English version... `Did you drop it on the floor`?
Welsh version...`Dropped it on the floor did you`?
That came out as the way I speak and it sounded too Welshy. :D :D
Try saying the Welsh version with a Welsh Accent and you will sound like a person from Pakistan or India! :D

WA

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I'm from the Valleys, I've been mistaken for a Geordie by Geordie taxi driver before.

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Re: Lager Brewday

Post by HTH1975 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:24 pm

james1988 wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:43 pm
WalesAles wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:05 pm

James,
It made me laugh when I posted it. :D
English version... `Did you drop it on the floor`?
Welsh version...`Dropped it on the floor did you`?
That came out as the way I speak and it sounded too Welshy. :D :D
Try saying the Welsh version with a Welsh Accent and you will sound like a person from Pakistan or India! :D

WA

Sent from my Toyota GT86
I'm from the Valleys, I've been mistaken for a Geordie by Geordie taxi driver before.
I’m a Geordie and I’ve been mistaken for being Welsh - go figure.

Also, the Welsh version above sounds like Yoda-speak.

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