PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: I understand that this kit is for all-grain brewers and requires specialized equipment and knowledge to brew. East Coast Hoppers Kits include Instructions and BeerSmith files to help determine strike and sparge volumes and temperatures. Other kits may require brewing software or a knowlege of brewing calculations to determine water volumes and temperatures. It is up to the brewer to determine if this kit is appropriate for their equipment and techniques.
Brewery: Bierstadt Lagerhaus
Brewery website: https://bierstadtlager.com/
Author: Michael Bury
Source: BYO July/Aug 2018
Tasting Notes: This is a perfect summer beer with its dry, crisp and bitter finish supported by notes of biscuit and crackers from the malt.
19L @ 65% efficiency
|Mash Temp||65.5°C (150°F)|
|Mash Time||60 minutes|
|Ingredients||Quantity||Addition and Time|
||9.5 lb||Mash 60 min|
|Hallertau Mittelfruh||43g||Boil 30 min|
|Hallertau Mittelfruh||28g||Flameout (0 min)|
Yeast included with this kit: W-34/70
Notes: The original recipe calls for 0.5lb acidulated malt but I have removed that as it is only added to adjust mash pH and will be dependent on your water profile. It is more accurate to monitor your mash pH, know your waters profile and adjust accordingly with liquid lactic acid. Do not worry about this if you are not doing water adjustments.
A step mash or decoction mash profile is recommended for this beer to stay true to the authentic brewing methods however I have simplified the mash temp to a single infusion which most brewers use. A 90 boil is also recommended for this beer.
Liquid yeast recommendations:
White Labs: WLP830, WLP833
Escarpment Labs: Isar, Autobahn