Friday, February 1, 2008

El Castor Oscuro

Brewed: 01/27/2008
Status: Muerto

This dark, german-style lager was brewed using an Austin Hombrew Supply recipe. Waco tap water was also used in brewing this batch. It is my first lager, and everything seemed to go well, but it appears that the Diacetyl rest was insufficient. This batch had a very distinct buttery aftertaste that pretty well ruined it, in my opinion. It was taking up room in a needed keg, so it went the way of Old Yeller.

  • 1.125 lbs. Caramunich Malt
  • 0.5 lb. Munich Malt
  • 2.5 lb. German Pilsner Malt
  • 2.5 oz. Chocolate Malt
  • 5 lbs. Amber Malt Extract Syrup
  • 1 oz. Spalt Pellet Hops (bittering)
  • 0.5 oz. Northern Brewer Pellet Hops (bittering)
  • White Labs German Lager Yeast (WLP830 Pitchable Tube)
Primary Fermentation in 6.5 gallon glass carboy @ 52° F for 10 days.
Diacetyl Rest @ 60° F for 2 days (Gravity @ 1.014 on transfer).
Secondary Fermentation/Lagering in 5 gallon glass carboy @ 38° F for 37 days.
Force Carbonation @ 40°F & 28psi for 2 days.

OG/FG: 1.051/1.009
ABV: 5.6%

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