I've got the Grainfather worked out now and a few brews under my belt.
I'm in the high country around Orange NSW and the climate is very conducive to lager and pilsners at the moment.
My shed is a consistent 12 -14 deg.C over winter - time to try my hand at some lagers
My favourites would be James Squire Pilsner and Knappstien Premium - clean, crisp, good body with some maltiness and hop flavour.
My recipe will be something like:
4 kg Pilsener malt
1kg Bohemian Floor malt
.5 kg Carapils
Mash @ 63 C for 30 min. then 68 C for 30 min then 76 c for 10 min.
Sparge then boil for 70 min.
60 min hops - Dr Rudi 20gms
20 min hops - Motueka 20gms
0 min hops- Motueka 20gms
Wyeast 2278 yeast
Ferment and lager
Do you think this recipe will work well? - my own invention.
Is my tank water the best to use? - do I need to add stuff?
Should you lager in the racked off brew tubs or keg it?
If kegged to lager - carbonate as well?
Do i need to refrigerate to lager or would 12-14deg. be OK?
In short - any advice would be appreciated.