My grandmother, in Lodz, Poland, was a homebrewer in the 1930's, before the world went mad.
This Granny beer is an original-type Vienna lager: light amber, with a refined maltiness.
The Polish hops make this a Polish-style Vienna lager; I imagine my grandmother might have brewed this in the 1930s.
|Type:||All grain||Size:||26 liters|
|Alcohol:||4.9% v/v (3.9% w/w)|
|Water:||Soft water, with 270 mg/L gypsum and 200 mg/L chalk.|
|Grain:||5 lb. German Pilsner
5 lb. German Munich
1 lb. Toasted German Pilsner
|Rests at 122°F (30 minutes), 145°F (30 minutes), 154°F (60 minutes), then mashout at 170°F. Two decoctions: first to get from 122°F to 145°F and the second to get from 145°F to 154°F. Heat is maintained with a temperature controlled hot-plate. First quota of hops were added to sparge output (i.e. first-wort hopping).|
|Boil:||60 minutes||SG 1.050||28 liters|
|Irish Moss 15 minutes before boil end.|
|Hops:||14g Marynka (6.5% AA, 90 min.)
14g Lublin (3% AA, 90 min.)
5g Marynka (6.5% AA, 40 min.)
5g Lublin (3% AA, 40 min.)
5g Marynka (6.5% AA, 20 min.)
5g Lublin (3% AA, 20 min.)
5g Marynka (6.5% AA, 10 min.)
5g Lublin (3% AA, 10 min.)
|Yeast:||SafLager dry yeast. It was rehydrated, and a 1-liter starter was made.|
|Log:||Start date: Jan. 4, 2008
Siphoning date: Jan. 13, 2008
Bottling date: Apr. 26, 2008
|Carbonation:||2.0 volumes||Cane Sugar: 53.0g for 23 liters @ 44°F|
|Tasting:||At May 25, I have already had a few of these. They are wonderfully malty, and the hops play a supporting role. It is an elegant beer for contemplative sipping.|
Recipe posted 04/26/08.