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Brew #47 Imperial German Pilsner

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November 05, 2012

With all the stuff going on just outside my work window I decided to take the day off and brew instead of being stuck at work 2-3 hour past normal knock-off time
Decided to make the Imperial Pilsner more German style with some Hallertauer this time

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Brewer: Trollby
Style: German Pilsner (Pils)
Batch: 2.50 galPartial Mash

Characteristics
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Recipe Gravity: 1.069 OG
Recipe Bitterness: 39 IBU
Recipe Color: 7° SRM
Estimated FG: 1.017
Alcohol by Volume: 6.6%
Alcohol by Weight: 5.2%

Ingredients

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Briess LME - Golden Light 0.75 lb, Extract, Extract
CaraPils - [body, Head] 0.25 lb, Grain, Mashed
MrB. Seasonal Imperial Pilsner3.75 lb, Extract, Extract

Hallertauer (Germany) 0.25 oz, Pellet, 20 minutes
MrB. Seasonal Imperial Pilsner3.00 oz, Pellet, 5 minutes

Saflager W-34/70 1.00 unit, Yeast, Temperature Range: 48°-59° F 11.5 GRAMS

Notes
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Recipe Notes:
Place 2 quarts filered water in a 20 quart pot and heat to 160*F add the grains for 30 minutes
Remove grains, Add LME and bring to a boil.
Add hops, boil for 20 minutes
Remove from heat and add HME
Cool in an Ice bath.
Add 1 gallon cooled water to the LBK, add the cooled wort (if needed top off to bottom of "Quart")
Aerate and pitch yeast, wait 30 minutes.
Aerate again Place keg in cooling device and maintain 45-50*F temp for 16-21 days
Raise temp of devive to 62-66*F for 3 days for the D-rest.
After D-rest lower temp to 48-50*F for 7-10 days then bottle

Batch Notes:

I over filled the LBK some, almost 1/3" above the "Quart" on the back
Taste was very good, like the others on the Hoppy side, but more German hop flavor this time


OG = 1.063 @ 68*F

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Should be a nice strong lager. Of course you know the hops will mellow over the lager period. Should smooth out fine.

I assume you rehydrated the yeast? .

I never made any of the original Seasonal's.

I have an other OVL lager on deck. I might try your ferment /D-rest/short cold second lager cycle.

I normally go to a cold crash at 40* for 3 days after D-Rest

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Fermentas allows you to either rehydrate or dry sprinkle yeast.

I dry sprinkle and wait 30min then aerate

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12/02/2012

Bottled 25 - 12oz Bottles with 62g Booster for about 2.8 CO2
Taste was very good and color is nice and Light.

FG = 1.015 @ 52*F
ABV = 6.6%

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02/03/2013

First pour of my German Imperial Pilsner, boy best Pilsner so far!!

germanimperialpilsner.jpg

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That is a beautiful looking brew. Great color and head. Making me thirsty.

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"gbryant" post=330671 said:

That is a beautiful looking brew. Great color and head. Making me thirsty.

Little darker than I wanted but really smooth and clean, best Pilsner I made to date!

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Mine won't be nearly as strong, but hope it'll look just as nice! Looks like it turned out great!

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