The High Plains Draughters Recipe Database

Peckerwood Lager
contributed by Keith Wright on 2006-06-29
makes 15 gallons

Ingredients List  

20 lb Moravian Pils Malt
3 lb Cara Pils Malt
3 lb Malted Wheat
4 lb Plain Rice (finely milled)
16 gal Carbon-Filtered Rain Water
2 oz Hallertauer hops - whole (60 min)
0.5 oz Kent Goldings Hops -whole (30 min)
1 tbsp Finings, 15 min boil
1 pack Wyeast 2035 American Lager Yeast
2 tsp Gypsum
Phosphoric Acid

Brewing Notes  

Heat 6.5 gallons mash water to 150F. Add malts and adjust to 147F. In a separate pan bring 4 gallons water to boil and add milled rice while stirring. Boil for 3 minutes, turn off heat and let stand for 15 minutes, or until gelatinized. After main mash has rested 30 minutes, stir in boiled rice and adjust temp to 158F. Let rest for 90 minutes or until saccharification is complete. Raise temp to 165F and circulate wort until runoff is clear. Sparge with 165F treated sparge water. Adjust pH of sparge water to pH 5.2 with phosphoric acid. Collect 14 gallons wort.

Fermentation Notes  

Run main boil for 60 minutes and add hops and finings following time schedule. Add water to boil pot to replace evaporation. At end of boil add water to make 15 gallons. Cool wort to <70F, siphon into 15.5 gallon keg. Pitch yeast (in 0.5 gallon starter) and aerate well. Slowly cool wort to 50F and hold for 1 month. Then raist temp to 65F for 1 week, then transfer to a conditioning keg. Store for at least 1 month at 33F. Transfer to serving keg and force carbonate to 2.5 volumes CO2.


Original gravity: 1.05
Final gravity: 1.01

Competition Record  

Keith Wright, 1st American Lager, 2004 Bluebonnet Brew-Off
Keith Wright, 1st American Lager, 2006 Bluebonnet Brew-Off