Kick Off Fall with a Deutsch Mexikaner

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Germans began immigrating to Mexico hundreds of years ago.  If there’s one thing Germans always bring with them, it’s their love of beer and their brewing tradition.  The Vienna lager style is alive and well in Mexico through commercial breweries steeped in German tradition.

Deutsch Mexikaner Lager

Extract & Grain Recipe, makes 5 US gallons (19L)

 

Quantity Ingredients       Comment
3 lbs Briess CBW® Pilsen Light DME 60 min boil
2 lbs Briess CBW® Pilsen Light DME 0 min boil
0.75 lb Briess Caramel Munich Malt 60L Steeping Grain
0.5 lb Briess Insta Grains® Yellow Corn Flakes Steeping Grain
0.5 lb        Briess Goldpils® Vienna Malt Steeping Grain
1 oz         Tettnang Hops (4.5% AAU) 60 min boil
1 oz    Hallertau Hops (4.5% AAU) 5 min boil
2 packs WLP940 Mexican Lager Yeast Fermenter
1 capsule Servomyces Yeast Nutrient 10 min boil

Brewing Procedures:

  1. Bring 2.5 gallons of water to 154ºF and steep grains for 30 minutes.
  2. Remove grains, and stir in 3 lbs CBW® Pilsen Light DME.
  3. Bring water to a boil, add 1 oz of Tettnang hops.
  4. After 50 minutes, add yeast nutrient.
  5. After 5 minutes, add 1 oz of Hallertau hops and yeast nutrient.
  6. Boil 5 minutes, and turn heat off.
  7. Stir to dissolve 2 lbs Briess CBW® Pilsen Light DME.
  8. Cool beer to 70ºF. Transfer to fermenter.  Fill to 5 gallons with water.
  9. Pitch 2 packs of White Labs WLP940 Mexican Lager yeast.

Fermentation:

  • Primary Fermentation: 2 weeks at 50ºF – 55ºF
  • Secondary Fermentation:4 weeks at 50ºF – 55ºF.
  • Fermentation Notes: Force carbonate or bottle condition with ¾ cup dissolved priming sugar, and ¼ packet WLP940 yeast for 3-4 weeks at 50ºF – 55ºF.

Stats:

  • Original Gravity: 052
  • Final Gravity: 013
  • ABV: 1%
  • IBU: 22
  • Color (SRM):11
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