Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Batch 243, Leeser

 This is the second half of a double batch day. I'm making a major change to this recipe, so we'll see how it comes out. Usually, I use a Bohemian Lager yeast for this, but I want to get it done faster and I want to be able to ferment it at the same time as the Panama Red (batch 242). This time I'm using Wyeast 1318, London Ale III, since it has a similar flavor profile, but it ferments at ale yeast temperatures and won't need a diacetyl rest. The rest of the recipe is as usual.

10 gallon batch

21.5 lb pilsner malt

1.5 lb white wheat

Mashed in with 8 gallons at 175F, a little high, hit 156F, added a gallon of cold water to hit 148F. Adjusted pH to 5.25. Mashed about an hour and a half because I was waiting on the Panama Red to get out of the way.

1 oz Saaz, FWH

1.5 oz Magnum, 60 minutes

3 oz Saaz, 5 min

90 minute boil. Like as last time, the Saaz comes in 2 oz packets, so I put the extra ounce at the start as a first wort hops.


1.5 qts Wyeast 1318 from batch 232, it's a couple of months old, so I made a starter to get it going well.