Gemütlichkeit - Munich Helles Lager

WINNER AT HOMEBREW ALLEY IX (New York, NY ) 

1ST PLACE - LIGHT LAGER CATEGORY

OG: 1.050 FG: 1.012 ABV: 4.87  Calories: 161.90 IBU's: 18.02 Efficiency: 70.00 % Boil Size: 6.80 Gals Color: 4.1 SRM  Batch Size: 5.00 Gal Preboil OG: 1.042Boil Time: 90 minutes Carbs: 11

GRAINS AND ADJUNCTS

2-Row German Pilsner Malt (Best Malz): 11.0 lbs 

HOPS

70 mins: Tettnang (4.5% AA) -  0.75 oz

20 mins: Tettnang (4.5% AA) - 0.50 oz

Flame Out: Tettnang (4.5% AA) - 0.75 oz

YEAST

Wyeast Labs 2308 - Munich Lager

ADDITIONS

15 mins: Whirlfloc Tablet - 1

10 mins: Yeast Nutrient -  0.50 tsp

MASH SCHEDULE:

Decoction Mashing

Protein Rest @ 122.00 for 35 mins

Remove 6.45 qts from main mash & heat to 212.0°F then add back to main mash

Saccharification Rest @ 146.0 for 20 mins

Remove 3.67 qts from main mash & heat to 212.0°F then add back to main mash

Saccharification Rest @ 156.0°F for 20 mins

Heat water 3.5 gallons of water to 170.0°F for batch sparge 

Batch Sparge @ 168.0°F-170.0°F for 10 mins

FERMENTATION:

Primary 21 days @ 48.0°F

Ramp up temperature over 2 days until you reach 62.0°F

Diacetyl Rest for 7 days @ 62.0°F

Transfer and Cold Crash for 7 days @ 31.0°F

Lager for 21 days @ 31.0°F

Carbonate (see below) and allow to condition for 3 days @ 38.0°F

FORCE CARBONATION 

Desired Vol of CO2: 2.60 Vols

Beer Temperature: 38.00 °F

Required PSI: 12.30

Required Bars: 0.85