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It Takes 2

Northern German Pilsner

All Grain


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Brewer/Contributor: Fred Bonjour

Batch Size: 5.00 gal

Boil Size: 5.72 gal

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It Takes 2

Type: All Grain

Date: 12/18/2004

Batch Size: 5.00 gal

Brewer: Fred Bonjour
Boil Size: 5.72 galAsst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: My Equipment
Taste Rating(out of 50): 40.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 74.00
Taste Notes: This is one of my stock Beers


AmountItemType% or IBU
10.00 lbPilsner (Weyermann) (1.7 SRM)Grain100.00 %
1.00 ozHallertauer Tradition [6.00 %] (60 min)Hops20.9 IBU
0.75 ozHallertauer Tradition [6.00 %] (15 min)Hops7.8 IBU
0.75 ozHallertauer Tradition [6.00 %] (0 min)Hops-
1 PkgsBohemian Lager (Wyeast Labs #2124)Yeast-Lager


Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.056 SG

Measured Original Gravity: 1.056 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.016 SGMeasured Final Gravity: 1.009 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.26 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 6.13 %
Bitterness: 28.6 IBUCalories: 247 cal/pint
Est Color: 3.5 SRMColor:

Mash Profile

Mash Name: 130 145 158 Double DecoctionTotal Grain Weight: 10.00 lb
Sparge Water: 0.00 galGrain Temperature: 70.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 FTunTemperature: 1,499,439,006,978,128,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,0w F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSEMash PH: 5.4 PH

130 145 158 Double Decoction
Step TimeNameDescriptionStep Temp
20 minProtein RestAdd 51.99 qt of water at 132.1 F130.0 F
30 minLow MashDecoct 10.08 qt of mash and boil it145.0 F
40 minHigh MashDecoct 13.20 qt of mash and boil it158.0 F
60 minSpargeAdd 50.01 qt of water at 183.8 F168.0 F

Mash Notes:

Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Kegged (Forced CO2)Volumes of CO2: 2.4
Pressure/Weight: 8.2 PSICarbonation Used: 12
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 34.0 FAge for: 28.0 days
Storage Temperature: 34.0 F 


It Takes 2 because this beer is for my sons wedding and It Takes 2.
This was intended to be a Labatt Blue CLONE. Labatt Blue is a well-balanced, fully matured, full flavoured lagered beer with a fruity character and a slightly sweet after taste. Labatt Blue uses specially selected German (Hallertau) aromatic hops and has no preservatives. 5abv 3.9abw classic pilsner-lager

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