photogenic pilsner

Moderately light lager with a hint of nutty toasted flavor that the victory imparts

Brewer: Martin Kopec Email:
Beer: photogenic pilsner Style: American Pilsener
Type: All grain Size: 5.5 gallons
8 HCU (~6 SRM)
Bitterness: 25 IBU
OG: 1.050 FG: 1.012
Alcohol: 4.9% v/v (3.8% w/w)
Water: Filterred + 1 tsp gypsum
Grain: 6.30 lb. American 2-row
1.05 lb. American victory
6.3 oz. American crystal 10L
2.10 lb. Rice (raw) crushed & boiled
Mash: 75% efficiency
strike grains with 2.5 gal of 130F to achieve 122F and hold for 30min.
Add approx 4 quarts of 200F to achieve 150-152F hold untill starch
conversion complete. Sparge with 3 gal of 168 water or enough to achieve
6 galons at boil. Wart can be recirculated for clear runoff if one wants.
Boil: 60 minutes SG 1.046 6.0 gallons
1 tsp irish moss last 15 min of boil
Hops: 1.5 oz. Hallertauer (4.25% AA, 60 min.)
0.75 oz. Saaz (3.75% AA, 15 min.)
1 oz. Saaz (aroma)
Yeast: wyeast 2007 Pilsen Lager with 2pint starter
Log: Ferment at 45 for 5 days. Raise temp to 55 (diacetyl rest) and hold
for 4 days until fermentation complete (approx 1.012) rack to secondary
then lower temp 2 per day until 34. Keep there for 2-3 weeks. Bottle,or
keg condition for another 2 weeks at 40 or below. When filterred at 34
a clear smooth crisp Pilsner can be achieved that rivals any weak American

Recipe posted 09/01/00.