|This is real Budweiser by Budvar|
Brewery. Bohemian Pilsner
|The gold standard of Bohemian Pilsner.|
In that session we will be showing you how you can easily incorporate decoction into your brewing routine. So if you have ever wondered about decoction this will be the post to follow, coming up in about 10 days. If you have ever wanted an illustrated, and partially video guide to decoction this will be your post. I am posting about this early in hopes that those of you who want to try it have time to get your ingredients together.
|Jake stirring a mash|
Soldier Svejk - Triple Decocted Bohemian Pilsner
SRM 3-4 (your software will not adjust for the decoction, trust me it is burnished gold in color)
8.5 # of Pilsner (we are using EuroPils by Cargil)
.5 # of Carapilsner added after you pull 2nd decotion
(remember saaz very wildly in AA% were using 3.75% here)
2.0 oz of Czech Saaz @ 75 Minutes
1.5 oz of Czech Saaz @ 30 Minutes
1.2 oz of Czech Saaz @ 15 Minutes
1.2 oz of Czech Saaz @ 0 Minutes
Whirlflok Tablet at 12 Minutes
Yeast Nutrient at 10 Minutes
Rest at 132 for 10 to 15 minutes, this is the enzyme wash Pull a thick decoction, about 2/3rds of the grain. Rest decoction at 150 F for 15 minutes, Boil Decoction for 15 minutes. Return to mash one scoop at a time until mash is at 146 F. Let any remaining decoction chill to 146 F. You can add some of the wort from the mash to help it cool. Rest entire mash for 10 minutes then Pull 2nd decoction. Bring decoction to 150 F for 5 minutes, then brng to a boil for 15 minutes. Return the decoction to the mash one scoop at a time until mash is at 154 F. Let any remaining decoction chill to 154 F. You can add some of the wort from the mash to help it cool. Rest for 10 Minutes. Pull thin mash decoction adequate to raise the temperature of the main mash to 168 F to 170 F. Probably around 3.4 Gallons of wort. Bring to a boil then add back into mash to raise the temperature to 168 F. Drain into boil kettle.
75 Minute Boil. Add hops as indicated.
|Your cold break may look like egg drop soup,|
don't stress, it means you did a good job with
your decoction. It will all settle out.
We can get pretty close to 53 with the Jaded Hydra, but we have to finish the final couple of degrees in the fermentation chamber.
The quick lager method... Yes it works just fine, so don't argue about it.
7 Days at 53 F
Ramp up 5 F every 12 hours until the beer is between 65 F and 68 F
Allow beer to finish 10 days is a safe plan to follow
Ramp down 5 F ever 12 hours till the beer is at 30 F to 35 F (Add gelatin finings when the beer is at 50 F for super clear beer).
Allow to "lager for 7 to 10 days
Total time is about 26 to 30 days.
Package as you normally do... for us that means bottling.