Brooklyn Lager Clone... Finally

I’ve been wanting to brew this beer for a long time now but just have never gotten around to it. It’s just a real easy drinker and I have a full pipeline so I figured a lager would be the way to go so it can sit around for a while in the cooler until later spring time for consumption. It’s outside boiling as I type.

9 lbs Briess Pale Ale Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 1 83.7 %
1 lbs Briess Bonlander Munich Malt (10.0 SRM) Grain 2 9.3 %
12.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 3 7.0 %
0.50 oz Nugget [13.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 4 23.3 IBUs
0.50 oz Hallertauer Mittelfrueh [4.00 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop 5 5.5 IBUs
0.33 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop 6 5.0 IBUs
0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 2.0 min Hop 7 0.8 IBUs
0.50 oz Hallertauer Mittelfrueh [4.00 %] - Boil 2.0 min Hop 8 0.6 IBUs
1.0 pkg German Bock Lager (White Labs #WLP833) [35.49 ml] Yeast 9 -
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Dry Hop 5.0 Days Hop 10 0.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Hallertauer Mittelfrueh [4.00 %] - Dry Hop 5.0 Days Hop 11 0.0 IBUs

I got this recipe from BYO a while back, it was supposed to be a different bittering hop but I had Nugget here so I just subbed that in to the correct IBUs. Also wondering about dry hopping: I don’t remember the amounts that were listed, just that it was cascade and hallertauer, is an ounce each overkill for a lager do you think? It does have a pretty nice smell to it. Maybe I’ll have to pick some up to investigate.

I think an ounce each for dry hopping is overkill for this beer.

An ounce of each for dry hopping is not overkill. The actual recipe per BYO calls for 1.5 oz Hallertauer and 0.75 oz Cascade. :cheers:

Wow, it does not come across that hoppy; maybe it’s the varieties.

It’s always been super hoppy when I’ve tasted it. Perhaps your tastebuds have been destroyed by too much IIPA!! :wink:

Lol, well I guess I’ll toss in the two ounces then and see what happens. Won’t be the worst thing in the world if it’s a little extra hoppyness. Five days maybe?

5, 6, 7 days – it’s all good.