Bekks Beer - A German Lager Style
You will need:
1 Black Rock Pilsner Blonde
1 kg Liquid Light Malt
1 Lager/Pilsner grain pack
15g Hallertau Hops (15 min)
15g Saaz Hops (0 min)
1 MJ M84 Bohemian Lager or Safale US05 yeast
- A day before preparing recipe place 5 litres of water in closed containers in a fridge and chill*.
- Steep the Lager/pilsner grain pack for 30min in 1 litre of hot tap water (not boiling).
- Strain the grain through a sieve into to a large saucepan. Rinse grains with a further 500ml of hot water and collect in saucepan as well. Discard the grains.
- Bring wort to the boil, add the Hallertau hops, and simmer for 15 mins.
- Turn off the heat, and add the Saaz hops, and steep for 10 mins.
- Add the Black Rock Pilsner Blonde tin, 1kg of Light Liquid Malt, 500g of Dextrose and contents of the saucepan to your fermenter and mix well.
- Top up to 23L with chilled and tap water to reach a starting temperature of 15-18°C if using MJ M84 Bohemian Lager yeast, or 20°C if using Safale US05 yeast. Stir vigorously to aerate wort.
- If you have a temperature controlled brewing fridge, add the MJ Bohemian Lager yeast and ferment as close as possible to 12°C. If you don’t have a temperature controlled brewing fridge, use Safale US05 yeast and ferment as close as possible to 20°C **.
- Bottle or keg beer when gravity is consistent over two days.
* Use sanitised containers with lids. Do not freeze the water. Use the chilled water to reach a satisfactory temperature and add yeast immediately.