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Mexican Style Lager

Mexican Style Lager

International Pale Lager • All Grain • 5.5 gal

mikfir

Great summer time fishing beer

February 5, 2017 at 01:39pm

5.0/5.0 1 rating

Ingredients (All Grain5.5 gal)

  • 8 lbs Pilsner Malt; Weyermann

    Pilsner Malt; Weyermann

    German-grown two-row spring barley (2004 harvest). Product Characteristics:Perfect foundation grist for all lagers. Excellent modification and favorable protein and glucan levels. Excellent lautering properties. Provides finished beer with substantial body and mouthfeel, as well as good foam development and head retention. Very flexible grain with high extract efficiency for reliable lager-making in any brew house, including pub ale systems. Yields optimum results for any process⎯from single-step to multi-step infusion, to decoction. Recommended Quantities: Up to 100% of total grain bill. Suitability (beer styles): All lagers, especially Pils/Pilsner/Pilsener, low-alcohol beer, “light“ beer, Belgian beers

  • 1 lbs Belgian Cara-Pils

    Belgian Cara-Pils

    Significantly increases foam/head retention and body of the beer.

  • 1 lbs Corn Flaked (Maize)

    Corn Flaked (Maize)

    Generally a neutral flavor, used to reduce maltiness of beer. Produces beer with a milder, less malty flavor. Uses: Primarily for light Bohemian and Pilsner lagers.

  • 2 oz Amarillo® - 8.5 AA% pellets; boiled 15 min

    Amarillo®

    Grown in Washington. A newer multi-use hop with a nice citrus-flower bouquet and medium-high acid content suited for bittering. Used in American Ales and IPAs.

  • 1 tsp Irish Moss - (omitted from calculations)

    Irish Moss

    A dried red-brown marine algae. Fining agent to remove large proteins. Negatively charged polymer attracts positively charged protein-tannin complexes (extracted from grain husks and hops) during the boil. This action is aided by the clumping of proteins in the boiling process. Irish moss settles to the bottom of the brew kettle with spent hops and hot break material at the end of the boil.

  • .5 tsp Wyeast Nutrient - (omitted from calculations)

    Wyeast Nutrient

    Although wort is a good growth medium for yeast, additional Wyeast Nutrient will reduce lag time, improve yeast viability and provide consistent attenuation rates. Low assimilable nitrogen concentrations (FAN) of grape must or wort have long been known as a cause of sluggish or stuck fermentations. Wyeast yeast nutrient, a blend of vitamin B's, minerals, inorganic nitrogen (DAP), organic nitrogen (amino acids), zinc, phosphates and other trace elements will benefit yeast growth and carbohydrate uptake for a more rapid, complete fermentation. Use 1/4 tsp per pint for beer propagation, 1 tsp per 5 gallons for wine or beer fermentation or 1.5 oz per 10 barrels for beer fermentation.

  • 2 tbsp Lime juice - (omitted from calculations)

    Lime juice

    Has a mildly sweet odor and a very strong sourness. The extracted juice contains between 4.5 and 8.5% organic acids (mostly citric).

  • White Labs WLP940 Mexican Lager

    White Labs WLP940 Mexican Lager

    From Mexico City, this yeast produces clean lager beer, with a crisp finish. Good for Mexican style light lagers, as well as dark lagers. Available March-April

Notes

Mash 149F, 90 min boil, ferment at 55F, Clarity Ferm in Fermenter

Style (BJCP)

Category: 2 - International Lager

Subcategory: A - International Pale Lager

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.045 1.042 - 1.050
Terminal Gravity: 1.009 1.008 - 1.012
Color: 4.5 SRM 2 - 6
Alcohol: 4.6% ABV 4.6% - 6%
Bitterness: 21.2 IBU 18 - 25

Discussion

mikfir

Easy Drinking

2017-02-05 1:52pm

An all time favorite at trout camp

fireater

I would like to try brewing this

2017-02-28 11:19pm

Where can I get the complete instructions. Im new to this site

mikfir

Recipe request

2017-03-01 2:14pm

Don't understand the question. The recipe has the mash yemp, fermentation temp and all ingredients. Be happy to help, but I think it's all there.

mikfir

More info

2017-03-01 2:18pm

I think I have found the question. The limes--use two whole limes, chunked up and buzzed in a blender for a short time. Add to the last 5 minutes of the boil.

fireater

time

2017-03-01 7:35pm

Thanks for your reply.. Im new to home brewing. I just want the specific process times.. when and what to add...how long.. ect.. Thanks

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