HBC American Lager by Johnnie Morris
Im not a big fan of lager but my wife is and to say thanks for giving me 2 days 'kid free' to brew I thought it would be nice to give it a go.
As the water in my area is very hard I decided to use 'Ashbeck' water from Tesco, its really cheap, 12 litres for €2.29, I bought 36 litres for this recipe.
Not 100% sure on the exact breakdown of the ingredients as this kit came from The Home Brew Company and I'm sure they don't want to give away the recipe for obvious reasons.
Ingredients (as far as I know!):
Brewferm Lager Yeast
I filled my HLT with 20.15 litres of Ashbeck water and set my strike temperature to 75c.
I filled the pre heated mash tun with 12.25 litres of water and mixed in the grain.
Mashed at 64c for 90 mins.
I topped up with 7.9 litres of water at 80c, stirred and let sit for 15 mins, transferred to the boiler.
I then added a further 14.2 litres of water at 80c, stirred and let sit for 15 mins, transferred to the boiler.
I boiled for 90 mins adding the hops with 60 mins to go.
With 10 mins to go i added 5g of Irish moss and put in my copper wort chiller.
Cooled to 20c(in hindsight I should have cooled to 15c as this is a lager) and picthed the yeast.
I put this in my new fermentation chamber and set the temperature to 13c.