Brooklyn Lager Clone

This brew was based on a clone recipe that I found for Brooklyn Lager, I am not a massive fan of the original (its decent just not one of my favourites) but I really liked the look of the recipe. Malty Vienna style grain bill and a hefty hop schedule mixing US and Noble hops. I made a few alterations, the original recipe used 2 row pale as the base malt, I opted for a blend of pilsner and vienna. Hops I used Hersbrucker in place of Mittlefruh and subbed Perle for Saphir but kept the quantities the same. I decided to use Munich Lager yeast as it has worked very well in malty lagers for me before. This beer came out really well and I actually prefer it to the real thing as it has a bit more body and depth, plus as expected with a homemade beer versus an import the hops and aroma are a bit fresher. Anyway heres the recipe if you fancy giving it a go.

Batch size: 21 Litres
Brewhouse efficiency: 78%
OG: 1.052
FG: 1.011
IBUs: 33
EBC: 14.8
ABV: 5.4%


2 kg Pilsner Malt
2 kg Vienna Malt
0.4 kg Munich Malt
0.24 kg Crystal 60L


28g Willamette 60 minutes
10g Cascade at 30 minutes
10g Perle at 30 minutes
14g Cascade at 2 minutes
14g Hallertau Hersbrucker at 2 minutes

42g Hallertau Hersbrucker Dry Hop 5 days
22g Cascade Dry Hop 5 days


Wyeast Munich Lager 2308

Mash at 67c

Ferment at 11c for 1 week

Step up Temperature to 18c over next week

Cold crash and Lager in Keg or Bottle

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