BrewBlog: Ich Bin Zurück
Specifics
Reference
Style:
Brewer: Geoff Humphrey
Brew Date: January 21, 2008
Tap Date: March 14, 2008
Yield: 5.25 gallons
Reference
Color (SRM/EBC):
10.2/20.2
Bitterness (Calc): 28.6 IBU
BU/GU: 0.57
Calories: 164 (12 ounces)
Conditioning: Keg
ABV: 5.2%
ABW: 4.1%
Batch No: 03-2008
OG: 1.050
OG (Plato): 12.39° P
Reading 1: 1.012  (6 days)
FG: 1.011
FG (Plato): 2.81° P
Real Extract: 4.54° P
App. Atten.: 77.3%
Real Atten.: 63.3%
General Information
Method: All Grain
Cost: $31.00
Due to worldwide hops shortage, I had to use Magnum and Tetnanger hops insead of Hallertauer.
Comments
Cooled wort to ~55°, racked to primary, and began fermentation (January 21, 2007). Fermentation temp was between 50 and 54° for 6 days. Began 2 day diacetyl rest at 60° (January 27, 2007). Transferred to glass carboy and began lagering at 34° (January 30, 2007).
Scale Recipe
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Reference
Malts and Grains
Non-Fermentables
1/4 tsp. Irish Moss @ 20 minutes (Boil)  
Reference
Hops
Reference
Yeast
White Labs Southen German Lager (WLP838) — Liquid — 1000 ml starter
Mash
Mash Type: Infusion
Mash PH: 5.2
Grain Amt. 10.125 pounds
PPG: 24.89
Efficiency: 100%
Grain Temp. 50° F
Tun Temp. 120° F
Sparge Amt. 4.5 gallons
Sparge Temp. 165° F
Step Description Temp. Time
Infusion Single infusion. 152° F 60 min.
Sparge 1 First batch sparge. 162° F 20 min.
Sparge 2 Second batch sparge. 170° F 20 min.
Procedure
  • Single infusion mash at 152° for 60 minutes
  • Batch sparge with 3.75 total gallons of 168° water - 15 min each batch
  • 90 minute boil - add hops according to schedule
  • Cool wort to 60°
  • Pitch yeast from starter made 24 hours in advance.
  • Ferment at 50° for five days.
  • Perform diacetyl rest for two days at 60°.
  • Transfer to secondary and lager for at least 28 days at 32-34°.

Fermentation
Primary: 7 days @ 50° F
Secondary: 2 days @ 60° F
Lager: 28 days @ 34° F
Tasting Reviews
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Bottle Label
Awards & Competitions
Entry Name: Ich Bin Zurück
Competition: National Homebrewer's Competition
Date: Apr 11, 2008
Style: Vienna Lager
Place: 3rd (Bronze)
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