THE OLD MAN – Light Lager

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Recipe Contributor: Isaac

The old man just wants a nice and refreshing, uncomplicated lager. This simple and sessionable German Leichtbier is your safe harbour in a sea of strong and crazy beers…

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🍺 Recipe Details 🍺

OG: 1.028 |  IBU: 18 |  ABV: 2.9%
MASH: 60min @ 66°C, 10min @ 76°C BOIL: 60min
– 2.5kg Gladfield German Pilsner (3.5 EBC)
– 260g Voyager Dexter (Dextrin Malt) (8 EBC)
– 75g Gladfield Light Crystal (54 EBC)
– 75g Gladfield SuperNova (115 EBC)
– 75g Gladfield Sour Grapes (4.5 EBC)

25g Hallertau MF (4.8% AA) (60min)

25g Hallertau MF

FERMENT (Lager Schedule)
– 10 Days @ 11°C
– 2 Days @ 17°C (Diacetyl Rest)
– 2 Days @ 17°C (Diacetyl Rest)
– 14 Days @ 2°C (Cold Crash and Condition / Lager)

DRY (2 packs recommended)
> Mangrove Jack’s M76 Bavarian Lager
Saflager W34/70

WLP830 German Lager
Bluestone Pilsen
WLP838 Southern German Lager

TARGET FG: 1.006
FERMENT: 15 days** (allow additional time for conditioning/lagering)

** fermentation time will vary depending on yeast strain, fermentation temperature and process. Package when specific gravity is stable over two days and no diacetyl is present



🍺 Water Profile / Notes 🍺

Target Water Profile: BALANCED (Adjusted)

Calcium (Ca2+): 50
Magnesium (Mg2+): 5
Sodium (Na+): 2
Chloride (Cl-:): 50
Sulphate (SO42-): 53
Bicarbonate (HCO3): 29

Adjust your water profile with our range of brewing salts. We also SELL and REFILL Reverse Osmosis filtered water in-store so you can build up your own brewing water from scratch.

Note: Allow additional time for conditioning / lagering

View our Water Chemistry range

🍺 Important Info 🍺

Our Recipe Packs come with all necessary grain, hops and yeast for your brew, and hops are rounded up to the nearest 50g. In very rare cases where an ingredient is unavailable, we will provide a suitable substitute to an equal or greater value. A Single Batch is 23L and a Double Batch is 46L (excluding super strong beers which are 20L / 40L)

Additional information

Beer Style

German, Lager, Session Beers

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