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Title: Vienna Lager (pic)
Post by: 1vertical on November 12, 2011, 10:02:58 PM
She is in da fermenter and looking good.  Hope it tastes good in a couple months.
 ;D  WLP 940 Mex lager yeast.
4 lb pils
5 lb vienna malt
.75 lbs flaked maize
handful of pale chocolate.
.5 lb acid malt
touch of carafoam and wheat malt for head.
Edit: Hops...1 oz Hallertau GR and .5 oz Cluster for the full 90 min boil
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a87/Vertical1/ViennaLager2011.jpg)
Title: Re: Vienna Lager (pic)
Post by: Beertracker on November 13, 2011, 01:07:53 AM
Looks like it's going to be a tasty beer for Mexican Fiesta night!   :D
Title: Re: Vienna Lager (pic)
Post by: a10t2 on November 13, 2011, 01:10:00 AM
Jealous... I have everything ready to go, but I need some snow to melt, or at least for the wind to die down for a day. Fingers crossed for Monday/Tuesday.
Title: Re: Vienna Lager (pic)
Post by: 1vertical on November 13, 2011, 01:39:15 AM
Jealous... I have everything ready to go, but I need some snow to melt, or at least for the wind to die down for a day. Fingers crossed for Monday/Tuesday.
Frackin wind was howling at 50 mph for real while I was brewing this....dang whitecaps in da toilet.
Title: Re: Vienna Lager (pic)
Post by: wingnut on November 13, 2011, 03:15:31 AM
Looks awsome!

I like the hand full of pale chocolate.  I just tried that same addition in my last batch.  I was drinking mine last week (brewed in July) and I was surprised how much I liked it over the batches I have done without.

Enjoy it, but make sure to let it lager for a while.  It is hard to do but it is worth it!
Title: Re: Vienna Lager (pic)
Post by: 1vertical on November 13, 2011, 03:35:12 AM
Jealous... I have everything ready to go, but I need some snow to melt, or at least for the wind to die down for a day. Fingers crossed for Monday/Tuesday.
Sean, I owe the ability to make this beer to you and the guidance you gave me through the
water world of palmer's nomograph.  Thanks to you ......Slainte!


Edit: The timing of this is going to work for the lager phase I have to leave town for
some equipment training.
Title: Re: Vienna Lager (pic)
Post by: Al Equihua on November 14, 2011, 07:19:46 PM
its almost like a Corona or Bohemia to me! haha just kidding,
maybe i'll be making my first Lager this winter
Title: Re: Vienna Lager (pic)
Post by: 1vertical on November 15, 2011, 05:55:44 AM
its almost like a Corona or Bohemia to me! haha just kidding,
maybe i'll be making my first Lager this winter

I hope it is like a Victoria....
Title: Re: Vienna Lager (pic)
Post by: blatz on November 15, 2011, 03:11:59 PM
lot of acid malt man  :o  - you must have some pretty alkaline water?

color looks spot on - should be tasty!
Title: Re: Vienna Lager (pic)
Post by: 1vertical on November 15, 2011, 03:26:51 PM
lot of acid malt man  :o  - you must have some pretty alkaline water?

color looks spot on - should be tasty!
More like I do not have a Ph meter and all the solutions for same.  I have had
good luck using this amount with the water I make from the RO machine at da store
 in previous batches...beers from this have been real tasty compared to
when I was not modifying my water....
I add chalk back in the mix (dissolved for days in carbonated distilled water (carbonic acid) thanks Kai.)
calcium sulfate
gypsum
epsom
NaCl
Sodium Bicarbonate
Title: Re: Vienna Lager (pic)
Post by: 1vertical on November 16, 2011, 06:26:36 AM
how much I liked it.

That has been my experience with that malt...I do like it mucho....
This has really fermented in a rapid amount of time....I have
placed the bucket in a bit warmer room for the d-rest after only
3 days, air lock has really slowed down. These guys chew
sugar pretty efficiently.....