BJCP Style: 7A - Vienna Lager
I don't think I've had an actual German Vienna Lager. The style is apparently somewhere between a Helles and Märzen (closer to a Helles) rather than the darker amber version we see in the states (closer to Märzen). I always thought of Negra Modelo as a "Mexican Vienna" lager, but now I believe it is more of a Dunkel. I'm going for a lighter amber color in this one with a small addition of pale chocolate; most of the character from this beer will come from the Vienna base malt.
Full recipe is on BrewersFriend but here's the TL;DR
- Brew day: 2019-2-3
- Malts: Vienna, Pils, Pale Chocolate
- Hops: [Magnum] (Saphir)
- Yeast: Weihenstephaner (SafLager W34/70) - use yeast from Czech Amber
- OG: 12.4°P (1.050); FG: 2.5°P (1.010); ABV: 5.3%
- Kegged: 2019-2-15
Grains. 4.5kg (10lbs) of Vienna, about 600g pils to make up the difference in the recipe requirements, and a bit of Pale Chocolate for color.
Brew session beer: tasty Altbier from Seedstock
Bag out. I've found it's much easier to drain on the side than try to hold up the bag
Floor manager Steve on the job
Hops: Magnum (FWH) and Saphir (5 min flameout)
Away we go