How much Vienna?
Sipping on my Corona Pils right now and it’s very light on mouthfeel. At first I thought it was flavorless but I’ve been drinking pretty bitter beers recently so I had to settle in to it. Nice foamy white head after just a few days on gas. Decent retention, great lacing. Very pale yellow color, still a little hazy but again only a few days in the keg so no lagering time yet. It’s got a good pilsen malt aroma. I don’t pickup the corn in the nose at all. Mouthfeel is decent for the style. Very light flavor though. Bitterness is about right I think and should come out with cold conditioning. Looking forward to seeing what this is like in a couple weeks. I think it will be decent. Just hoping the pilsen malt flavor comes out a little more. Contemplating what a stepped mash or decoction could do for this beer…maybe some vienna would help.
Here’s what I brewed. 1.039OG, 10.010 FG
6 lbs Avangard Best Malz Pilsner Malt (1.9 SRM) Grain 1 84.6 % 0.47 gal
8.0 oz Acid Malt (2.0 SRM) Grain 2 7.0 % 0.04 gal
8.0 oz Corn, Flaked (1.3 SRM) Grain 3 7.0 % 0.04 gal
1.5 oz Carapils (Briess) (1.5 SRM) Grain 4 1.3 % 0.01 gal
0.35 oz Premiant [7.50 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 5 10.5 IBUs -
0.50 Items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins) Fining 6 - -
0.25 oz Premiant [7.50 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 7 1.5 IBUs -
1.0 pkg German Lager (White Labs #WLP830) [35.49 ml] Yeast 8 - -
Mash Schedule: BIAB - Danny’s
Total Grain Weight: 7 lbs 1.5 oz
Name Description Step Temperat Step Time
Mash in Kettle Add 18.00 qt of water at 155.4 F 149.0 F 60 min
Sparge Add 16.00 qt of water at 191.3 F 168.0 F 10 min