With the winter of Upstate New York beginning it’s long decline, it’s time to start thinking about summer beers. I had originally wanted to squeeze a doppelbock into the lager season, but that’s not going to happen this year. It’s probably a good thing though as I have been on a bit of a “big [...]
While we in Upstate New York get pounded by our third or fourth straight day of 6 to 8 inch snow fall, I am sitting infront of a fire, watching Monday Night Football and enjoying an IPA. Life is good.
As for the brew day, there was room for improvement. Don’t get me wrong, I think [...]
This, the weekend before Christmas, is going to be a great time to hit up a cold weather brewing beer. An American pilsner was the first brew I ever made all-grain. I am skipping out on doing another American Pils because it’s a pretty bland style.
This brew is a German pils with a Czech pils [...]
So tonight I moved my Schlitz from the garage to the keg and into my stomach. This is my first Lager and next winter I am going to try and get more into these lagers because they are a nice break from the complex flavors of a lot of the Ales that I make. [...]
I saw this recipe in BYO.com and since I had never tried a lager, I decided this was a good place to start. This is my version of the recipe The Schizlitz from BYO:
90 min at 150F (65C)4.0 lbs (1,800g) 2 row pale malt2lbs 10oz (1,200 g) 6 row pale malt2lbs (907g) flaked maze