This beer recipe is featured in the May/June 2019 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Join the American Homebrewers Association or start your 30-day free trial to access the Zymurgy digital archive and other exclusive member benefits!
This recipe appears in Denny and Drew’s book Simple Homebrewing, available from Brewers Publications.
Here’s a simple recipe where the whole character changes based on the water. Please note, although this recipe is for a lager, you can substitute a clean, neutral ale yeast and see the same effect. The decoction schedule specified is traditional, but hardly necessary. For a simpler brew day, perform a single infusion mash at 150°F (65.6°C) before proceeding to mash out or straight to the lauter.
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