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Zurich Beer Recipe D.I.Y.

Zurich Beer Recipe D.I.Y.

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Zurich Beer Recipe D.I.Y.

Hey Guys and Gals!

Are you looking for an awesome Zurich Beer Recipe? You now have no reason to look any further; you have just found what you have been looking for!

  • Original Gravity: 1.143
  • IBU: 32
  • SRM: 23
  • Alcohol level 14%

Ingredients:

  • 28.75 lbs (13.0 kg) | Weyermann Pilsner Malt
  • 1.50 lbs (680 g) | German Crystal Malt 65L
  • 1.50 lbs (680 g) | Munich Malt
  • 1.00 lbs (454 g) | Vienne Malt
  • 0.50 lbs (226 g) | Melanoidin Malt
  • 1.00 lbs (454 g) | Dark Candi Sugar
  • 1.75 oz (49 g) | Styrian Goldings pellets 4.0% (60 min)
  • 1.50 oz (42 g) | Hallertauer Mittelfrüh pellets 3.8% (15 min)
  • 0.50 oz (42 g) | Hallertauer Hursbrucker (whole) 2.3% (2 min)
  • WLP885 Zurich Lager Yeast (cake from a previous batch)

Directions


All the equipment or comes into contact with brew must be sanitized. Though the fermenting equipment can be done while the wort is cooling. Be sure to clean and sanitize the fermenters, airlock, lid, hose, hydrometer and test jar and rubber stopper.

Step 1
  • 28.75 lbs (13.0 kg) | Weyermann Pilsner Malt
  • 1.50 lbs (680 g) | German Crystal Malt 65L
  • 1.50 lbs (680 g) | Munich Malt
  • 1.00 lbs (454 g) | Vienne Malt
  • 0.50 lbs (226 g) | Melanoidin Malt
  • 1.00 lbs (454 g) | Dark Candi Sugar

Bring 3.25-3.5 gallons of water to 170F and add grain.

Add above grains to grain bag tie a knot at one end of the “Grain Bag” leaving room for the grains to be loose in the bag. Place the Grain Bag in the water.

This will reduce temp to about 120-130F. Mash in at 124° F (51° c) for 30 minutes with 36 quarts of strike water.

Saccharification rest at 154° F (68° C) for 60 minutes you can add some water.

After 90 minutes total remove the “Grain Bag” from the pot. Do not squeeze the bag, just let the liquid drain from the bag into the pot.

The water is now called a “Wort” at this point and will be referred to as such.

After removing grain bag bring the “Wort” to a boil. It should be brought to a rolling boil, but be careful to avoid a “Boil Over. This Boil will last for Boil Time: 90 minutes

Step 2
  • 1.75 oz (49 g) | Styrian Goldings pellets 4.0% (60 min)

Before and than at the very beginning of the boil.

Step 3
  • 1.50 oz (42 g) | Hallertauer Mittelfrüh pellets 3.8% (15 min)

15 mins before end of boil add the above.

Step 4
  • 0.50 oz (42 g) | Hallertauer Hursbrucker (whole) 2.3% (2 min)

1 min before end of boil.

Fermentation Through Bottling Zurich Beer Recipe

Once the boiling period is over, it is time to cool the wort. If you have a wort chiller use it now.

Transfer the wort into the primary fermenting vessel, then top off with cold water.

Aerate the wort at this point. This can be accomplished with an aeration stone or simply by rocking the fermenter back and forth once the lid is in place.

This is the time that you will want to take a specific gravity reading. Use a hydrometer and record the reading. Your targeted gravity levels though temperature will affect so you just need within range.
Step 6

Once the wort is cooled to around 75° F, it is safe to pitch the yeast. Pitch according the proper procedures of the type of yeast you have.

  • WLP885 Zurich Lager Yeast (cake from a previous batch)

Prepare a 2L yeast starter by stirring the yeast into the water then let mixture stand in cup for 15 minutes, make sure it is bubbling and then you will add it to your beer after the beer has cooled.

Fermentation

Ferment for 1 week at yeasts suggested temp on package.

Make sure your carboy is around a third empty leaving space for frothing and foaming.

After primary fermentation rack into your secondary carboy and let sit for another week. The less exposure to oxygen the better it will taste so be careful when you rack

Step 7
  • Dry Hopping add these hops to secondary fermentation
  • 1 oz Cascade Hops

After secondary fermentation sterilize and then bottle cap. Siphon slowly so that that sediments don’t get mixed in.

Step 8
  • 3 oz of priming sugar

Add priming sugar before bottling.

Congratulations, You Have Completed Making this Awesome Zurich Beer!

You now need a bottle and a label which are cool enough to compliment your hard work. Honestly, if you put it into a cheap bottle, people will make fun of you. BUT, if it looks good, people will rave about it!

Additional Info

Notes on Utensils and Ingredients

  • Glass is always preferable when working with strong alcohol. Avoid plastic as much as possible.
  • Use organic ingredients to avoid pesticide residues.

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