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WB Lager v1
|BJCP Style||International Pale Lager - 2A|
|Notes||Overall Impression: A highly-attenuated pale lager without strong flavors, typically well-balanced and highly carbonated. Served cold, it is refreshing and thirst-quenching.|
History: In the United States, developed as a premium version of the standard American lager, with a similar history. Outside the United States, developed either as an imitation of American style lagers, or as a more accessible (and often drier and less bitter) version of a Pilsner-type beer. Often heavily marketed and exported by large industrial or multi-national breweries.
Style Comparison: Generally more bitter and filling than American lager. Less hoppy and bitter than a German Pils. Less body, malt flavor, and hop character than a Czech Premium Pale Lager. More robust versions can approach a Munich Helles in flavor, although with more of an adjunct quality.
|Profile||Aroma: Low to medium-low malt aroma, which can be grainy-malty or slightly corny-sweet. Hop aroma may range from very low to a medium, spicy or floral hop presence. While a clean fermentation profile is generally most desirable, low levels of yeast character (such as a light apple fruitiness) are not a fault. A light amount of DMS or corn aroma is not a fault.|
Appearance: Pale straw to gold color. White, frothy head may not be long lasting. Very clear.
Flavor: Low to moderate levels of grainy-malt flavor, with a crisp, dry, well-attenuated finish. The grain character can be somewhat neutral, or show a light bready-crackery quality or up to moderate corny or malty sweetness. Hop flavor ranges from none to medium levels, and often showing a floral, spicy, or herbal character if detected. Hop bitterness at medium-low to medium level. Balance may vary from slightly malty to slightly bitter, but is relatively close to even. Neutral aftertaste with light malt and sometimes hop flavors. A light amount of DMS is not a fault.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body. Moderately high to highly carbonated. Can have a slight carbonic bite on the tongue.
Comments: International lagers tend to have fewer adjuncts than standard American lagers. They may be all-malt, although strong flavors are still a fault. A broad category of international mass-market lagers ranging from up-scale American lagers to the typical “import” or “green bottle” international beers found in America and many export markets. Often confusingly labeled as a “Pilsner.” Any skunkiness in commercial beers from being lightstruck in a green bottle is a mishandling fault, not a characteristic of the style.
|Batch Size||12.0 L|
|Mash||65.6° for 75.0 min|
|Boil Time||60.0 min|
|OG||1.039 SG (Est. 1.045 SG)|
|FG||1.007 SG (Est. 1.009 SG)|
|ABV||4.2 % (Est. 4.7 %)|
|Std drinks||1.1 per 330ml stubby|
2.5 per 750ml longneck
0.9 per middy
1.4 per schooner
|Name||Amount||Colour||% of Grain|
|Gladfield Pilsner Malt||1.00 kg||3.8 EBC||44.44 %|
|Gladfield American Ale Malt||0.50 kg||5.0 EBC||22.22 %|
|Pale Malt, Traditional Ale (Joe White)||0.50 kg||5.9 EBC||22.22 %|
|Carared||0.25 kg||39.4 EBC||11.11 %|
|Total grain bill||2.25 kg||-||-|
|Northern Brewer||10.00 g||60.0 mins||Boil||4.0%|
|German Tradition||5.00 g||20.0 mins||Boil||4.5%|
|Pride of Ringwood||5.00 g||20.0 mins||Boil||5.8%|
|Pride of Ringwood||20.00 g||3 days||Dry Hop||5.8%|
|Total hops||40.00 g||-||-||-|
|Whirlfloc Tablet||1.00 Items||10.0 mins||Boil||Fining|
|W-34/70 - Saflager Lager||DCL/Fermentis||Lager||75.0 %||8.9 C - 15.0 C|
03/10/20 Brew day
04/10/20 Pitched yeast @ 11deg
7/10/20 Pitched 2nd yeast, 12:30 ramp up to 12deg
10/10/20 @ 1.015 12:30 ramp up to 18deg
13/10/20 Cold crashed @ 2deg for 3 days
13/10/20 dry hop with PoR for 3 days
18/10/20 Bottled, 1tsp sugar
-10 x 750ml Longecks
-4 x 330ml stubbies
- Outside temperature data obtained from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology's Daily Weather Observations page for the ACT, specifically the data is for Tuggeranong.
- Recipe icons courtesy of the The BeerSmith Icon Enhancement & Revision (BIER) Add-On by Zemba Craftworks.
- Standard drink formula from Spirits & Cocktails Australia.