Vienna Pils
German Pilsner (Pils)


Type: All Grain

Date: 9/12/2007

Batch Size: 5.25 gal

Brewer: Brad Nixon
Boil Size: 6.85 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 90 min Equipment: Brew Pot (6+gal) and Igloo/Gott Cooler (5 Gal)
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.20
Taste Notes:


Amount Item Type % or IBU
5.00 lb Pilsen (1.8 SRM) Grain 48.78 %
5.00 lb Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 48.78 %
0.25 lb Carapils - German (4.5 SRM) Grain 2.44 %
0.65 oz Magnum [14.40 %] (60 min) Hops 33.6 IBU
0.50 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 5.0 min) Misc
1.00 items Servomyces (Boil 5.0 min) Misc
1.00 oz Hallertauer [4.80 %] (1 min) (Aroma Hop-Steep) Hops -
1 Pkgs German Lager (White Labs #WLP830) Yeast-Lager


Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.050 SG

Measured Original Gravity: 1.050 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.011 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.04 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 5.21 %
Bitterness: 33.6 IBU Calories: 220 cal/pint
Est Color: 4.7 SRM Color:

Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Light Body, No Mash Out Total Grain Weight: 10.25 lb
Sparge Water: 5.08 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F TunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.4 PH

Single Infusion, Light Body, No Mash Out
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 13.00 qt of water at 161.2 F 150.0 F

Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).

Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Kegged (Forced CO2) Volumes of CO2: 2.4
Pressure/Weight: 11.2 PSI Carbonation Used: My Carbonation Profile
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 40.0 F Age for: 0.0 days
Storage Temperature: 35.0 F  


Trying new fermentation cycle. 4 weeks at 52, then rack to keg for lagering.
Not hoppy enough for a Pils. Ended up more like a nice Dortmunder. Keep this recipes for Dortmunders, but bump up the IBUs to about 45 to make it a Pils.

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