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Champagne Lager

Paul Long of NEWBERG, OR, member of the Strange Brew Homebrew Club, won a gold medal in Category #1: Light Lager during the 2006 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Orlando, FL. Long’s Light Lager was chosen as the best among 136 final round entries in the category.

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Champagne Lager | Light Lager

Ingredients

  • For 10 Gallons (38 L)
    • 14.0 lb (6.35 kg) Pilsner malt
    • 1.5 oz (43 g) Hallertauer whole hops, 3.4% a.a. (60 min)
    • 1.0 oz (28 g) Hallertauer hops, 3.1% a.a. (15 min)
    • Wyeast No. 2112 California lager yeast

    Specifications

    • Original Gravity: 1.04
    • Final Gravity: 1.007
    • ABV: 4.33%

    Directions

    1. Mash grains at 152° F (67° C) for 60 minutes.
    2. Primary fermentation for 10 days at 62° F (17° C) in glass.
    3. Secondary fermentation for 7 days at 68° F (20° C) in steel.
    4. Forced CO2 to carbonate (2.7 vol).