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Brewferm dry lager yeast
« on: June 29, 2010, 06:54:11 AM »
Anybody ever use this?  How did it do?  I am currently fermenting a schwarzbier with this.  Pitched two packs at 50F.  Will let you know how it turns out.
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Re: Brewferm dry lager yeast
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2010, 05:45:36 PM »
Fermented for 18 days. 12 at 50F then diacetyl rest for 6.  SG 1.051 FG 1.014 (Schwarzbier).  Resultant product exhibits no detectable diacetyl or other fermentation flaws.  Nice clean flavor and dry finish.  REady for the keg and cold crash.  High FG due to cara malts in mash.  Used Sinamar in this one, will try cold steeped dehusked Carafa next time.  I think this one's a keeper.  For 4.50 a pack, the yeast performs very well, to my surprise. ;D
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Re: Brewferm dry lager yeast
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2010, 08:34:05 PM »
would you mind posting or PM'ing your recipe for the schwarzbier?  I use beersmith, but text files are OK, too.  I'm researching recipes for one I'm going to brew soon.  Let me know how it turns out.  I'll probably use a Wyeast liquid lager yeast than a dry yeast (because I have it on hand).

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Re: Brewferm dry lager yeast
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2010, 07:18:22 AM »
Tidewater Black Lager
Schwarzbier (Black Beer)

 
Type: All Grain
 Date: 6/20/2010
Batch Size: 5.30 gal
 Brewer: Jim Rosenkranz
Boil Size: 7.50 gal Asst Brewer: 
Boil Time: 60 min  Equipment: Brew Pot (15 Gal) and Igloo/Gott Cooler (10 Gal) for 5 gallon batch 
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0  Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00
Taste Notes: 
 
Ingredients
 
Amount Item Type % or IBU
0.25 lb Sinamar (1000.0 SRM) Extract 2.44 %
9.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 78.05 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 4.88 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM) Grain 4.88 %
0.38 oz Magnum [12.00 %] (80 min) Hops 16.6 IBU
1.50 oz Hallertauer Mittelfrueh [4.00 %] (25 min) Hops 14.4 IBU
0.50 oz Hallertauer Mittelfrueh [4.00 %] (0 min) Hops - 
2 Pkgs Lager (Brewferm #Lager) Yeast-Lager 

 
 
Beer Profile
 
Est Original Gravity: 1.051 SG
 Measured Original Gravity: 1.010 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.014 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.005 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.87 %  Actual Alcohol by Vol: 0.65 %
Bitterness: 31.1 IBU Calories: 43 cal/pint
Est Color: 28.6 SRM Color: Color 
 
 
Mash Profile
 
Mash Name: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge Total Grain Weight: 10.00 lb
Sparge Water: 4.50 gal Grain Temperature: 75.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F TunTemperature: 75.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: TRUE Mash PH: 5.4 PH
 
Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 20.00 qt of water at 164.9 F 154.0 F

 
 
Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).
Carbonation and Storage
 
Carbonation Type: Kegged (Forced CO2) Volumes of CO2: 2.7
Pressure/Weight: 14.4 PSI Carbonation Used: -
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 40.0 F Age for: 28.0 days
Storage Temperature: 52.0 F
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Re: Brewferm dry lager yeast
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2010, 02:12:05 PM »
looks like a tasty recipe jim.

do report back how it tastes when you get to that point.
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Re: Brewferm dry lager yeast
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2010, 05:18:37 AM »
This beer turned out very good.  The yeast fermented clean and gives a nice dry finish.  The beer has medium-light body and is quite refreshing for a dark beer.  It has a very slight roastiness from the sinamar, but barely detectable.  The ~ 10% cara malts give it a smooth mouthfeel and a very slight caramel sweetness.  Letting the beer warm up a bit the hop flavor comes out better.  This recipe is a keeper, although I'm going to try cold steeped huskless Carafa next time for color.  Sinamar is just too darn expensive.
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Re: Brewferm dry lager yeast
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2010, 07:18:37 AM »
I liked it Jim. Very nice job. The sinamar lends a real nice background roast flavor.
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