As my first all grain, I will be trying a BIAB this week. Since my basement floor is cold enough, I decided on a lager. I did a Mr Beer lager 1 year ago, but that seemed pretty simple.
To keep it sort of simple, after talking with my LBS guy, I’ll do a Pilsner.
Here’s what he came up with:
9.5 lbs Pils grain
.5 lb carapils
3.75 gal steep at 150° for 60 minutes
drain and dunk in 2 gallons 160-170° water 10 minutes, drain and add to wort.
1 oz pearle for 60 minute boil
1 oz saaz for last 10 minutes
1 oz saaz for last 5 minutes
Wyeast 2035 American Lager yeast
1 week primary bucket at about 50°
minimum 4 weeks secondary better bottle same temp.
I’ll be picking up the cool temp from the basement floor, in a room that stays 49/52° with the floor being cooler.
How does that look to some experienced brewers? I’m nervous, but pumped up to do it.