Basic all grain lager recipes for beginners.

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Basic all grain lager recipes for beginners.

Postby sok1974 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:36 am

I'm new to brewing and distilling so I'm looking for real basic recipes to learn technique and flavores etc
I've decided to start with all grain biab from the get go.

For my first batch I'm thinking of a biab with 1 type of malted barley and a single type of hops then slowly fermented for a
Lager.
Anyone got a recipe for something like this that is just really easy to get half right. A lot of the recipes seem to be very complicated with multiple malts and hop types.

Also interested in very basic reciples for other beers. I like nearly all beer types.

Looks like I'll be using a 23 litre batch.

Thanks

Simon
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Re: Basic all grain lager recipes for beginners.

Postby sok1974 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:01 am

Just found this one, thought a pale might suit our current weather in bris.
Ill leave the ale til winter.

I have changed it to make it even easier,
original amount have been converted but unchanged.

Pale ale. 20 litre batch size.

Ingredients:
* 4 kg Pale Ale Malt
* 25g of Cascade Hops for 60 minutes
* 25g of Cascade Hops for 10minutes
* 25g of Cascade Hops dry-hopped for 7-14 days
* 1 tsp Irish Moss

Best pale yeast for 20c ferment?

Procedure:
Mash for one hour at 67c or until starch conversion is complete.
Mash out at 77c
Bring to a boil.
Add first hop addition and start timer.
After 50 minutes, add second addition of hops and the Irish moss.
As you turn off the heat, stir in the final hop addition.
chill to 20c
Pitch yeast and ferment at 20c for 7-10 days or until fermentation is complete
Let rest for 7-14 days at 20c and bottle

What do you guys think?
Enough hops?

Thanks

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Re: Basic all grain lager recipes for beginners.

Postby Sam. » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:44 am

If your going to make all grain beer download the beer smith app you can put in all your figures and get a heap of recipes :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Basic all grain lager recipes for beginners.

Postby sok1974 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:49 am

Beer smith for iPhone
$12.99
Worth the money then?

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Re: Basic all grain lager recipes for beginners.

Postby wynnum1 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:22 am

Have a look at adding rice add 20% 1 kilo to 4kilo of malt grain have used jasmine rice and did add an interesting flavor mashed at lower temperature longer to get a dryer beer .The rice adds a lot of alcohol and will be a high alcohol beer.
I put the rice through a burr coffee grinder but this is not needed just boil and then add water to get 72 Celsius add a cup of the crushed malt grain to convert rice gets very thick when it cools down even worse when ground mix it up should liquefy quickly let it cool to add the crushed malt grain and do a long low mash.
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Re: Basic all grain lager recipes for beginners.

Postby Sam. » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:42 am

sok1974 wrote:Beer smith for iPhone
$12.99
Worth the money then?

Thanks
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Yep I reckon it is, you can put in data for your all grain whisky washes too :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Basic all grain lager recipes for beginners.

Postby hillzabilly » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:31 pm

I use one called brew mate it's free http://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/Mis ... Mate.shtml worth a look .cheers hillzabilly
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Re: Basic all grain lager recipes for beginners.

Postby Lowie » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:22 am

Sam. wrote:
sok1974 wrote:Beer smith for iPhone
$12.99
Worth the money then?

Thanks
Simon


Yep I reckon it is, you can put in data for your all grain whisky washes too :handgestures-thumbupleft:

:text-+1: and the beer smith website has a great forum too!
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Re: Basic all grain lager recipes for beginners.

Postby CyBaThUg » Tue May 09, 2017 7:24 pm

Just tried that brew mate app but doesn't work tried downloading it twice
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Re: Basic all grain lager recipes for beginners.

Postby peter01010101 » Tue May 09, 2017 7:31 pm

sok1974 wrote:Beer smith for iPhone
$12.99
Worth the money then?

Thanks
Simon

I think so, thought the PC version has heaps more functions (and more expensive!!) I have both and find I use the PC version much more.
http://www.cellardweller.net/ is a great local site with heaps of recipes and tips.
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Re: Basic all grain lager recipes for beginners.

Postby Bumper » Tue May 09, 2017 10:36 pm

+1 beersmith. I have it on my phone and pc. i love cascade hops. Auusie home brewer is a great beer website with a great database to pick from if starting out.
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Re: Basic all grain lager recipes for beginners.

Postby Teddysad » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:07 pm

sok1974 wrote:J

Best pale yeast for 20c ferment?





Simon


Safale US05 is the answer
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Re: Basic all grain lager recipes for beginners.

Postby Clickeral » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:17 pm

Teddysad wrote:
sok1974 wrote:J

Best pale yeast for 20c ferment?





Simon


Safale US05 is the answer


I would ferment at 16-18C though
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Re: Basic all grain lager recipes for beginners.

Postby bluc » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:41 pm

Hmm us05 will have to try that this winter :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Basic all grain lager recipes for beginners.

Postby Teddysad » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:36 pm

Clickeral wrote:
Teddysad wrote:
sok1974 wrote:J

Best pale yeast for 20c ferment?





Simon


Safale US05 is the answer


I would ferment at 16-18C though



its range is 12 to 25C ideally 15 to 22C
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Re: Basic all grain lager recipes for beginners.

Postby Sam. » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:33 pm

Why are we talking about an ale yeast when the thread title is lager? Might need to edit the title
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Re: Basic all grain lager recipes for beginners.

Postby tipsy » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:14 pm

Sam. wrote:Why are we talking about an ale yeast when the thread title is lager? Might need to edit the title


:text-+1: My favorite dry lager yeast is w-34/70, ferment at 12°c
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Re: Basic all grain lager recipes for beginners.

Postby Lowie » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:12 pm

Sam. wrote:Why are we talking about an ale yeast when the thread title is lager? Might need to edit the title


He's fermenting at 20c. That's an ale range and perfectly suited to US05. Lager fermenting is down towards the 10-11c. range.

Shouldn't need to dry hop for more than 5-7 days - personally I don't reckon its worth the extra cost.
Ferment for 14 days (can go longer no probs). Secondary ferment in the bottle for 14 days.
A good all round amount of dextrose or sugar is 7gms/litre if youre pre-primng in a secondary bucket. Don't use those carbonation drops they're crap. Any higher and you risk blowing up bottles or excessive head.
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Re: Basic all grain lager recipes for beginners.

Postby Sam. » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:28 pm

Yeah, that's what i'm getting at, maybe I should change the thread title as this has become nothing to do with a lager. :-B
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Re: Basic all grain lager recipes for beginners.

Postby tipsy » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:48 pm

Steam Lager? :D
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