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Pencil Neck

Brewer: BBQ Bob Email:
Beer: Pencil Neck Style: American Pilsener
Type: All grain Size: 5.0 gallons
4 HCU (~4 SRM)
Bitterness: 33 IBU
OG: 1.055 FG: 1.012
Alcohol: 5.5% v/v (4.3% w/w)
Water: No Hard Water
Grain: 7 lb. German Pilsner
1 lb. German Munich
2 lb. 8 oz. Flaked corn
Mash: 68% efficiency
Mash in at 150 for 60 min. sparge at 170
Boil: 60 minutes SG 1.042 6.5 gallons
Hops: .75 oz. Cluster (7% AA, 60 min.)
.5 oz. Cluster (7% AA, 30 min.)
.75 oz. Cluster (7% AA, 1 min.)
Yeast: WLP810 San Francisco Lager Yeast
This yeast is used to produce the "California Common" style beer. A unique lager strain which has the ability to ferment up to 65 degrees while retaining lager characteristics. Can also be fermented down to 50 degrees for production of marzens, pilsners and other style lagers.
Attenuation: 65-70%
Flocculation: High
Optimum Fermentation Temperature: 58-65F
Alcohol Tolerance: Medium-High

Recipe posted 04/22/08.