Phil’s Lager

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Philip Blosser of Oregon, OH, member of the Glass City Mashers, won a gold medal in Category #1: Light Lager during the 2017 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Minneapolis, MN. Blosser’s Light Lager was chosen as the best among 89 entries in the category.

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Phil’s Lager | American Lager

Ingredients

  • For 5.5 gallons (20.8 L)
    • 6 lb (2.72 kg) German Pilsner Malt
    • 0.25 lb (113 g) 10°L Caramel malt
    • 0.25 lb (113 g) 20°L caramel malt
    • 0.3 oz (8.5 g) Centennial, 8.4% a.a. (60 min.)
    • 2 L Starter Fermentis Saflager W-34/70
    • 1 Whirlfloc tablet

    Specifications

    • Original Gravity: 1.035
    • Final Gravity: 1.005
    • ABV: 3.9%

    Directions

    Single infusion mash at 152° F (67° C) for 90 minutes.

    Primary Fermentation: 15 days at 54°F (12°C).

    Secondary Fermentation: 14 days at 34°F (1°C).