- Dec 15, 2014
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Don't throw beer away. Use it to make more large starters for lagers. Kept cold it will last ages then a quick reboil and gravity adjustment before using it.Wife away, so Friday night was brew night! Thinking about doing a brew for Lager than Life (LAB) in March, so this is going to be a test brew.
Having tasted a black lager recently and really enjoyed it, thought about looking at BJCP category 8 - Dark European Lagers, and decided on a Schwartzbier.
I searched the forum, and found very little - I guess this is not a popular style.
Cobbled together a recipe, and took advice. See attached.
A brew club mate recently bought 500g of 34-70 (Weihenstephaner lager yeast), and sorted me out with a generous scoop, and plied me with lots of beer (thanks Keith).
Brew night went well, the only face palm moment was when I realised I was planning a 30l batch, which gave me no headspace in my fermenters. Ended up with a very, very clean 27l and threw away too much from the boiler (sad face).
So, OG 1046 (4/10)
Fridge set at 12C and by 6/10 it had already dropped to 1030!. Really surprised by the pace...
So, using brulosophy quick lager method, I reckon I will allow a rise to 18C tomorrow morning.