Monday I brewed what I am calling an "Imperial American Pilsner", for the lack of a better name.
10 gallons, 1.064 OG
16 lbs. Rahr 6-row
6 lbs. Kolsch malt
6 oz. acid malt
Mash in 8 gallons of 175° water to arrive at 147° for 50 minutes, then added 3 gallons of boiling water to raise mash to 154° for 30 minutes more.
5 oz. Tettnanger pellets FWH
3 lbs. rice syrup solids (added at the beginning of the boil)
3 oz. Hallertauer Mittelfruh 90 minutes
1.7 oz Hallertauer Mittelfruh 2 minutes
Let cool overnight to 54°F. Split between two fermenters with 34/70 yeast cakes from the Continental pilsner I brewed on February 3. That beer, with an original gravity of 1.052, finished at 1.008 for an apparent attenuation of 84%. Pretty good considering that I just sprinkled 3 packages into two fermentors without rehydrating.
First time using rice syrup solids. I bought them half price when the hardware store decided to quit selling homebrew supplies, so I got them for $3 a pound. I see they are now going to $9 a pound, which means I will really have to love this beer if I ever use them again.