27A - Pre-Prohibition Lager

Style: 27A - Pre-Prohibition Lager

Since I just kegged the American Lager, I wanted to re-use the yeast (WLP 840/American Lager) so what better way than to do a pre vs post prohibition lager comparison?

This was supposed to be made with Cluster hops which I didn't have at home. Turns out the LHBS didn't have any either but apparently Galena is an acceptable substitute so we'll see how it goes.

This is a 2-Row/Galena SMaSH using the settings for Pre-Prohibition lager from BJCP.

Full recipe is on Brewer's Friend, but here's the TL;DR
  • brewday: 2018-6-2 (brew #2 of the day)
  • malt: 2-row
  • hop: Galena
  • yeast: WLP 840 - American Lager
  • OG: 1.053; FG 1.008; ABV 5.9%
  • kegged: 2018-6-16
milled 2-row

Galena hops subbing for Cluster


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Post-Prohibition Lager - just kegged, still a bit cloudy


Transferring to the fermenter

Brix - translates to 1.053. Lower than expected efficiency again. I think I need to adjust the mill rollers...

And away we go. "PP Lager" because #im13andthisisfunny

2018-6-16: Freshly kegged sample. Tastes great; I already like it better than the American lager brewed previously

2018-7-1 sample. Clarity is getting there...

2018-7-22 tasting and looking good; this is about as clear as it's going to get