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International Pale Lager 3V 1

Now that my final NHC beer is in the fementer I feel like it’s time to brew something new.  Summer will be hitting hard here in North Carolina in a few months so time to brew some nice light lagers to help bring the temperature down a couple degrees!  I decided to brew two starting with an International Pale Lager and an American Lager next.  Not many International Pale Lagers floating around so I decided to go for a a good looking clone recipe for Mexican Lager that is supposted to be in the same vein as Modelo and Pacifico which are two of my favorites.

Recipe Info

Recipe: intl pale lager 3v 1
Style: International Pale Lager 2A BJCP 2015
Date: 04-14-2017

Recipe

Guideline Min

Guideline Max

OG

1.050

1.042

1.050

FG

1.010

1.008

1.012

Color

3.2

2.0

6.0

ABV

5.2

4.6

6.0

IBU

20.0

18.0

25.0

Brewery Info

Efficiency: 75 %
Attenuation: 80 %

Mash Info

Weight: 12.5 Lbs
Thickness: 1.25 Qt per Lb
Deadspace: 2.0 G
Strikewater: 5.91 G
Volume: 6.91 G
Temp: 148.0 F

Boil Info

Kettle Gravity: 1.041
Predicted Mash Run-off: 4.78 G
Target Starting Boil Volume: 8.5 G
Boil Duration: 60 min
Evaporation Rate: 1.5 G per Hour
Final Boil Volume: 7.0 G

Fermentables

Weight

% by Weight

Name

Yield

SRM

10.000 Lb

80.0 %

Pilsner (Weyermann)

80.0

1.8

2.000 Lb

16.0 %

Corn – Yellow, Flaked (Briess)

85.5

1.3

0.500 Lb

4.0 %

Carapils (Briess)

74.0

1.3

Hops

Weight

Name

AAU

Time

Use

IBUs

0.5 Oz

Magnum

12.0

60 mins

Boil

18.0

0.5 Oz

Saaz

3.8

15 mins

Boil

3.0

Yeast

Amount

Name

1.000 unit

German Lager White Labs WLP830

Misc

Amount

Name

Time

Use

1.000 tablet

Whirlfloc Tablet

15 mins

Boil

0.500 tsp

Yeast Nutrient (Wyeast)

10 mins

Boil

Water

Predicted Mash Ph: 5.48

Ca

Mg

Na

Cl

So

Bicarbonate

Water

7

3

21

30

24

30

Mash

113

3

21

190

61

30

Sparge

0

0

0

0

0

0

Final

97

3

18

162

53

26

Target

75

0

0

0

0

0

Mash Water

Total Water Treated: 5.906 G
Percent RO / Distlled: 0 %
Water Used: 5.996 G

Mash Water Adjustments

Gypsum: 1.5 g
Calcium Chloride: 7.4 g
Lactic Acid: 2.0 ml @ 88.000 %

Sparge Water

Leftover Mash Water Used: Yes
Total Water Treated: 0.000 G
Percent RO / Distlled: 0 %
Water Used: 0.000 G

Sparge Water Adjustments

Gypsum: 1.1 g
Calcium Chloride: 5.6 g

Notes

Mash 148f 60 min
168f 10 min

4/17/17 2L starter w/ 200g of DME and dash of yeast nutrient
4/19/17 normal 3V brewday.  efficiency just a hair high but all good.
4/20/17 10am maybe kreusen forming?
noon kreusen is forming and slow bubbling has started
4/21/17 1/4″ kreusen and slow steady bubbling
4/22-24/17 ”
4/25/17 kreusen starting to drop a little bit but slow steady bubbling
4/29/17 kreusen dorpping, slow steady bubbling
4/30/17 kreusen dropped.  ~3 sec
5/2/17 no bubbling?
5/7/17 ~15 sec
5/8/17 no bubbling
5/10/17 racked to keg.  already dropped fairly clear.  very promising.  very clean.  no real off flavors.  a little green.  FG 1.012
6/7/17 pulled sample to see if fining required.  crystal freaking clear.  tasting great.  w/ carb should be excellent.

This beer turned out awesome.  super great in june heat.  not sure i would change anything.  side by side with a pacifico and they were really similar.  mine maybe had a hint more hop character.