German Pilsner 3V 2

Thought it would be a good idea to brew a lager on the new conical setup before starting my NHC 2019 run of beers to make sure my process is solid.  My favorite lager style is German Pilsner (ie bitburger and jever) so why not brew one up.  I decided to use the most recent NHC winning recipe since it looked good.

Recipe Info
Recipe: german pilsner 3v conical 1
Style: German Pils 5D BJCP 2015
Date: 10-29-2018

Recipe Guideline Min Guideline Max
OG 1.048 1.044 1.050
FG 1.010 1.008 1.013
Color 3.4 2.0 5.0
ABV 4.9 4.4 5.2
IBU 42.0 22.0 40.0

Brewery Info
Efficiency: 72 %
Attenuation: 78 %

Mash Info
Weight: 18.0 Lbs
Thickness: 1.25 Qt per Lb
Deadspace: 2.0 G
Strikewater: 7.63 G
Volume: 9.07 G
Temp: 149.0 F

Boil Info
Kettle Gravity: 1.041
Predicted Mash Run-off: 6.01 G
Target Starting Boil Volume: 11.5 G
Boil Duration: 60 min
Evaporation Rate: 1.5 G per Hour
Final Boil Volume: 10.0 G

Fermentables

Weight % by Weight Name Yield SRM
16.000 Lb 89.0 % Pilsner (Weyermann) 80.0 1.8
1.000 Lb 6.0 % Vienna Malt (Weyermann) 79.0 3.4
1.000 Lb 6.0 % Carapils (Briess) 74.0 1.3

Hops

Weight Name AAU Time Use IBUs
1.0 Oz Magnum 12.0 60 mins Boil 25.0
1.5 Oz Hallertau 4.5 30 mins Boil 11.0
1.5 Oz Hallertau 4.5 15 mins Boil 7.0

Yeast

Amount Name
2.000 units 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: 5.44

Ca Mg Na Cl So Bicarbonate
Water 7 3 21 30 24 30
Mash 68 3 21 30 171 30
Sparge 64 3 21 30 160 30
Final 96 4 30 44 241 44
Target 75 0 0 0 200 0

Target Profile Name: hoppy

Mash Water
Total Water Treated: 30.284 G
Percent RO / Distlled: 0 %
Water Used: 8.000 G

Mash Water Adjustments
Gypsum: 8.0 g
Lactic Acid: 6.0 ml @ 88.000 %

Sparge Water
Leftover Mash Water Used: Yes
Total Water Treated: 6.500 G
Percent RO / Distlled: 0 %
Water Used: 6.500 G

Sparge Water Adjustments
Gypsum: 6.0 g

Notes

Mash 148f 90 mins
169f 10 mins

Pitch at 48f
48 hrs to 50f
Hold to 2 weeks
Raise over 48hrs to 60
Hold through 3 weeks
Lager for 2 weeks

Carb to 2.5 vols

I ended up using 11.1 lbs of Cargill 2 row since that was what I had left in my 50 lb sack and 4.9 lb of best malz pilsner since thats what my LHBS carries.

11/5/18 made a 1.7L starter 170g DME w/ 2 packages of WLP830 German Lager that were both pretty old.  fingers crossed.
11/7/18 pitched @ 1pm at 48F.  moved up to 49F before bed
11/8/18 @6am no bubbling.  moved up to 50F
@8pm bubbling every 30 sec
11/9-12/18 slow steady bubbling
11/14/18 still slow steady but slowed a bit
11/16/18 ~6sec
11/17/18 ~10 sec
11/18/18 ~13 sec

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