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Kellerbier 3V 1

We have a local competition where if your beer wins then you get to brew it at a large local brewery.  Pretty cool.  The style is Kellerbier which I have never brewed.  In a recent magazine article, Firestone Walker gave out their recipe for Pivo Pils which is one of my favorite pils so I thought I would use that as my basis for a Kellerbier and target more of a German Pils than Bohemian Pilsner which I guess Pivo Pils is supposed to be (just based on the name).

 

Recipe Info

Recipe: kellerbier 3v 1
Style: Pale Kellerbier 7C BJCP 2015
Date: 02-26-2017

Recipe

Guideline Min

Guideline Max

OG

1.049

1.045

1.051

FG

1.010

1.008

1.012

Color

3.4

3.0

7.0

ABV

5.1

4.7

5.4

IBU

39.0

20.0

35.0

Brewery Info

Efficiency: 73 %
Attenuation: 80 %

Mash Info

Weight: 12.0 Lbs
Thickness: 1.25 Qt per Lb
Deadspace: 2.0 G
Strikewater: 5.75 G
Volume: 6.71 G
Temp: 145.0 F

Boil Info

Kettle Gravity: 1.039
Predicted Mash Run-off: 4.67 G
Target Starting Boil Volume: 8.25 G
Boil Duration: 60 min
Evaporation Rate: 1.63 G per Hour
Final Boil Volume: 6.63 G

Fermentables

Weight

% by Weight

Name

Yield

SRM

12.000 Lb

100.0 %

Pilsner (Weyermann)

80.0

1.8

Hops

Weight

Name

AAU

Time

Use

IBUs

0.75 Oz

Magnum

12.0

60 mins

Boil

28.0

0.5 Oz

Spalter Select

4.8

30 mins

Boil

6.0

1.0 Oz

Saphir

5.2

20 mins

Aroma

5.0

1.0 Oz

Saphir

5.2

7.0 days

Dry Hop

0.0

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: 5.49

Ca

Mg

Na

Cl

So

Bicarbonate

Water

7

3

21

30

24

30

Mash

107

3

21

207

24

30

Sparge

7

3

21

30

24

30

Final

97

4

30

196

34

42

Target

75

0

0

0

0

0

Mash Water

Total Water Treated: 5.750 G
Percent RO / Distlled: 0 %
Water Used: 5.750 G

Mash Water Adjustments

Calcium Chloride: 8.0 g
Lactic Acid: 2.0 ml @ 88.000 %

Sparge Water

Leftover Mash Water Used: Yes
Total Water Treated: 3.578 G
Percent RO / Distlled: 0 %
Water Used: 3.578 G

Sparge Water Adjustments

Notes

145 f 15 mins
155 f 30 mins
168 f 10 mins

Chill to 48f
Hold at 50f for 7
Dry hop day 4
Raise to 60 for 3 days
Then lager

3/7/15 made 0.8L starter of 80g of DME of WLP830
3/9/17 normal brewday.  a little high on OG due to high efficiency but not a big deal.  wort is pretty bitter but tastes really good.
3/10/17 no bubbling but i can see kreusen forming.  need to find leak.  @9pm i fixed the leak and slow bubbling started kreusen had started to form.
3/11/17 nice kreusen formed.  slow steady bubbling
3/12 – 16/17 ditto
3/17/17 bubbling starting to slow
3/18/17 slow but steady
3/19/17 ~3 sec
3/20/17 ~5 sec
3/21/17 ~4 sec
3/22/17 no bubbling
3/23/17 raised to 55F for D rest
3/24/17 @ 60F
3/26/17 ~ 5sec
3/27/17 ~ 5sec
3/28/17 ~7 sec.  dropping clear
3/29/17 dry hopped
3/30/17 roused
4/3/17 racked to keg.  FG 1.012.  really nice.  a faint hint of sulfur.  nice malt and hop character.  a little bit hazy but fairly clear.  very promising.

General Comments:  I intended to enter this as Kellerbier but after 2 weeks of lagering it had dropped CRYSTAL CLEAR.  Like, budweiser clear.  So, I entered it as German Pils instead.  The first to competitions it scored in the lower 30s but didn’t place.  A really delicious beer.  If you want to make a Kellerbier maybe don’t lager or use a less flocculent yeast!