Anonymous: Octob3rFest Remix
Vienna Lager - Extract
• Makes 5 Gallons @ 75% Efficiency
|1.046 - 1.052||1.010 - 1.014||18 - 30||10 - 16||4.50 - 5.50|
1. Divide the cracked grains among 3 of the muslin bags (about pound per bag) and add them to your brew kettle along with 1-1/2 gallons of cold water. Heat slowly.
2. Steep the grains in hot water (about 150F) to extract flavor and color do not allow to boil. After about 30 minutes, remove the grain bags and then bring the water to a boil.
3. Remove the pot from the heat and add the cans of malt extract. Keep the kettle off the burner and stir until the malt extract is completely dissolved.
4. Put the pot back on the burner and bring to a boil. Once boiling, place bittering hops into a muslin bag, add to the pot, and set your timer to boil for 1 hour.
5. After 45 minutes, add 1/2 teaspoon of Irish moss to help clarify your beer (optional).
6. After 58 minutes of boiling, add the finishing hops (in a muslin bag) and boil for 2 more minutes.
7. After 60 minutes of boiling, turn off the heat. Put a lid on your pot and cool it in an ice bath (use your sink) for about 30 minutes. Remove the hop bags from the kettle.
8. Pour 2 gallons of cold water into your sanitized fermenter, add the cooled wort (the stuff in your pot), and top up with additional water to 5 gallons. Aerate the wort with vigorous stirring, rocking the fermenter, etc.
9. Make sure the wort is below 80F before adding yeast. Add the yeast.
10. Store the fermenter where the temperature will be a fairly constant 60- 65F. Active fermentation may take only a few days, or it can last up to 2 weeks.. Keep the beer in the primary fermenter for up two weeks or until active fermentation is done.
11. This beer may benefit from a secondary fermentation. This extended aging at cool temperatures should be done for an additional 2 to 3 weeks.
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