Shooting for a sub 4% brew with this German "light beer." 30% Munich light malt was added to the Pilsner base to bring some color and malt character to the party.
I had to fight the mill (again) because it started slipping (again). When I got it all back together, the crush was a bit finer than what I've been using so the efficiency got a bit of a bump which might knock this (technically) out of the Leichtbier category.
UPDATE: final ABV came out to 3.8% and the upper limit of the category is 3.6. I'm calling it close enough.
Full recipe is on BrewersFriend but here's the TL;DR
- Brewday: 2018-12-8
- Malts: 2/3 American Pale, 1/3 Munich Light
- Hops: [Magnum] (Spalt)
- Yeast: W34/70; Weihenstephaner
- OG: 1.038, FG 1.009, ABV: 3.8%
- Kegged: 2018-12-15
Finer than expected crush knocked the OG up a few points
Brew session beer: Contrafact stOat 2.0 featuring a sweet x-mas sweater glass I picked up at Westfax earlier.
Floor Manager Steve
brix OG 9.4 comes out to 1.038
2018-12-11 (+3): I didn't get an "away we go" pic on brew day, but here we are 3 days on and fermentation seems to be slowing down already
2018-12-15 (+7): kegging. Floor Manager Steve helped
2018-12-16 (+8): freshly kegged and carbonated sample. Gelatin added at kegging so this should clear up pretty quick.
2018-12-19 (+11): full-ish pour
2018-12-29 (+21): stange pour. almost clear. Tasting great, and not like a 3.8% "light" lager. The munich brought a lot of body and extra character to what I believe would have otherwise been a bit thin with only pils malt.
2019-1-3 (+27): Mostly clear. pouring nice with appropriate head. Tasting cleaner but still full of Munich goodness.