Batch 90: Mexican Lager

Adapted from https://www.whitelabs.com/recipes/pilsner-lager/amigo-mexican-lager – I figured I needed to brew a mexican lager at some point during the pandemic. Might as well do it now.

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: WLP800
Yeast Starter: worked up from .5L to 2L starter, let it sit for months, topped it off with a 1L wort, pitched 2 days later
Batch Size (Gallons): 5
Original Gravity: 1.038
Final Gravity: 1.006 (after 3 weeks at ~50*)
IBU: 23?
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 2.33?
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 60° first night, 59° second day, 53° third day
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):

3# 2-row
2# 6-row
3# flaked maize

1.25oz Hallertauer – FWH
1 whirlfloc – 10min

stuck sparge, but everything else went smoothly 🙂 recovered >5 gal, + ~.75 gal from a 3L starter, to pretty much fill a 6gal carboy, which got an airlock and was placed into the fermentation chamber.

fermented at about 50* for 3 weeks, then took out to warm up for diacetyl rest – was 1.006 and DELICIOUS when I took it from the lagering tank

Posted July 11, 2020 by fbarrett in Uncategorized