"Vienna Lager" - for Brhenrio

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"Vienna Lager" - for Brhenrio

Post #1 by Mr_Tastyfish » 2 weeks ago

What I called a "Vienna Lager" was really just 100% Vienna malt.
I tried to keep the hops sort of restrained and let the malt really stand on it's own.

4.8Kg for the 21L (roughly 1.047 O.G.)
Mashed 60 minutes @ 67C
60 minute boil with 10g Magnum hops
20g Amarillo @ 5 minutes
Calculated IBUs ~18

However, this was a winter brew where the hose that normally feeds my immersion chiller froze up.
Ended up being sort of an accidental "no chill" brewing experiment.
This means that my 5 minute hop addition actually steeped in near boiling hot wort for much longer than the calculated recipe.

Fermented using Wyeast 2112 California Lager @ about 16C

I don't have a temperature-controlled fermentation chamber, so I went with a yeast that suited my ambient basement temp.
The California Lager strain does a great job of producing clean lager-like results at warmer than normal lager temperatures.

Despite the accidental "no chill", this beer turned out pretty nicely. Super-crushable, pairs well with pizza. :cheers:
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brhenrio
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Re: "Vienna Lager" - for Brhenrio

Post #2 by brhenrio » 2 weeks ago

Thanks for posting. Was looking at doimg 100% vienna, well vienna style malt. From red shed malting in central alberta.

Thanks,
Brennan
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brhenrio
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Re: "Vienna Lager" - for Brhenrio

Post #3 by brhenrio » 6 days ago

Do you ever use a decoction for this? I was looking at making an all vienna marzen and need a touch more colour and body. Thoughts?
In the fermentor: Skidmark Sour Brown Ale
Vienna Märzen
Tap 1: cream soda
Tap 2: Kolsch
Tap 3: Lil' Runt Mild
Mr_Tastyfish
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Re: "Vienna Lager" - for Brhenrio

Post #4 by Mr_Tastyfish » 5 days ago

I've never tried a decoction step with this or any of my other recipes. I'd say try it, and if it works... then it was a good idea. :cheers:
In The Fermentors...
Stormy Monday Amber
Raspberry Weissbier
Blueberry Weissbier
White IPA
Tap #1
Blonde Lager
Tap #2
Nothing
In The Bottles...
Winter Porter
Blonde Ale
Apple Cider #2
Raspberry, Orange and Tangerine Mead
Cooper's Ginger Beer

Plus a wide selection of wines made by Ms_Tastyfish
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brhenrio
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Re: "Vienna Lager" - for Brhenrio

Post #5 by brhenrio » 5 days ago

Well that is all the encouragement i need! Gonna do a 90 minute mash do its not like i have much to do for a while.
In the fermentor: Skidmark Sour Brown Ale
Vienna Märzen
Tap 1: cream soda
Tap 2: Kolsch
Tap 3: Lil' Runt Mild

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