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calling all winter lager/ale recipes
« on: December 04, 2015, 12:23:01 AM »
Looking for some ideas around winter lager- lots of variety's out there. sam's is pretty good, but thinking it could be better. here's what they list, but curious on thoughts of percentages for malts, and perhaps what might takes this style up a notch or two. thinking wlp833 might be a good yeast here. 


HOP VARIETIES

Spalt Spalter and Hallertau Mittelfrueh Noble Hops
MALT VARIETIES

Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend, Caramel 60, malted wheat, Weyermann Carafa Malt, and Munich 10
YEAST STRAIN

Bottom-fermenting Lager
COLOR

Deep ruby brown, SRM: 25
SPECIAL INGREDIENTS

Orange peel, ginger, cinnamon
ALC. BY VOL/WT

5.6% ABV - 4.4% ABW
IBUs

22
CAL PER SERVING

193
« Last Edit: December 04, 2015, 06:58:09 PM by Wort-H.O.G. »
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Re: calling all winter lager recipes
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2015, 12:52:11 AM »
I think a good bock (or dopple) would be hard to beat. Definitely need the 833. Personally I'm not a fan of the spice in the SA beer, so yours will be miles better. I say 60 dark Munich/30 light Munich/10 pils. Adjust SRM with Midnight Wheat. 1.068ish. Sounds good right now.
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Re: calling all winter lager recipes
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2015, 12:56:56 AM »
A baltic porter is a nice winter (lager) beer.

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Re: calling all winter lager recipes
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2015, 12:57:41 AM »
Yeah I'm not a spice guy either. Mostly why I despise most Xmas ales. SAMs is pretty subtle....id leave out the cinnamon for sure. I'd try for getting my spice from the hop choices.


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Re: calling all winter lager recipes
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2015, 10:01:25 AM »
It's a bit late for a winter lager for me this year. My preferred way to go is to use the yeast from my Octoberfest brewed in the summer to brew a doppelbock. I follow my normal steps for lagers - D-rest, cold crash, rack to keg. Then I lager it cold for 2-4 weeks, and then age the keg at cellar temps for several months. After 4-6 months at cellar temps, it seems spot-on.
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Re: calling all winter lager recipes
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2015, 06:46:42 PM »
maybe i will go a different route and try a sticke alt...cold fermented ale that's then lagered, and stronger more hopper version of altbier.

OG of 1.056 ,IBU 50 (magnum and spalt), 16 SRM, 5.5% abv.

damn-now I'm thirsty   :P


edit: found this recipe and write up...looks pretty dang good as is-i'd use wlp029 kolsch.
http://byo.com/malt/item/1205-old-world-alt

Sly Fox Altbier
(5 gallons, all grain)

OG= 1.052 FG= 1.010 to 1.012
IBU= 30 to 40 SRM= 15 to 18
Ingredients

    6 lbs. German pilsner malt
    2 lbs. German Munich or Vienna malt
    1.25 lbs. Weyermann CaraMunich III or crystal malt (60° Lovibond)
    1 to 3 oz. Weyermann Carafa III or black patent malt
    6.4 AAU German Spalt hops (1.25 oz. of 5.5% alpha acid) for 80 minutes
    1.5 AAU Saaz or Liberty hops (0.5 oz. of 3.1% alpha acid) for 20 minutes
    3.1 AAU Saaz or Liberty hops (1 oz. of 3.1% alpha acid) for 5 minutes
    Starter of alt yeast (Wyeast 1007 or White Labs WLP036)
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Dort
Mead                 
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Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
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Re: calling all winter lager/ale recipes
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2015, 09:39:39 PM »
I have never had the sticke variety, but that seems like a lot of crystal malt for an Alt?
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