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Offline Kit B

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Very Plain Lagers
« on: August 31, 2011, 09:13:28 AM »
When creating extremely plain lager recipes, I'm finding that many don't readily fit into a BJCP style.
For instance, I was just looking at making an easy drinking lager like this:

11 gallons:
10# 2-Row
8# Munich
1 oz Northern Brewer 8.5% - 45 min
1 oz Northern Brewer 8.5% - 25 min
2 pk Wyeast 2124 Bohemian Lager

Hochkurz Mash:
144*F - 30 min maltose rest
158*F - 60 min dextrinization rest
Double batch sparge

Ferment at 45*F until krausen falls
Diacetyl rest at 68*F for 5 days
Lager 6 weeks at 35*F

Any idea what I'd call it?
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Re: Very Plain Lagers
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2011, 09:34:46 AM »
Beer?
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Re: Very Plain Lagers
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2011, 09:45:58 AM »
Thanks...That was incredibly helpful.
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Re: Very Plain Lagers
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2011, 11:01:29 AM »
Looks like a Vienna Lager to me, but I haven't plugged it into a brewing program to match the stats on color or BU's.
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Re: Very Plain Lagers
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2011, 04:36:00 PM »
Looks like a Vienna Lager to me, but I haven't plugged it into a brewing program to match the stats on color or BU's.

yeah - it'd be a little lighter I guesstimate, and obviously without the namesake malt, but to me it looks like a vienna.
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Re: Very Plain Lagers
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2011, 06:59:57 AM »
Tent beer (as in Oktoberfest tents). It could be as light as ~5 SRM if the Munich was Weyermann Type I (~6* L).

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Re: Very Plain Lagers
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2011, 08:03:03 AM »
in terms of color it really may depend on if light or dark munich. cut the two row and boost the dark munich and you could easily be in color range for a dunkel.  a nice hoppy dunkel
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