Posts Categorized: Lager

Mower Lager

A very malty and refreshing German lager. Crisp and with a little malt sweetness. This recipe worked well. The White Labs WLP838 Southern German Lager Yeast gave the beer a really authentic flavour and let the malt shine through. I’ll definitely be brewing this again! Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.052 SG Original Gravity: 1.056 SG Final Gravity: 1.015…

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I have been eager to try a more flavourful and interesting version of a New Zealand Draught. This is a style unique to New Zealand and commercial examples include beers like Speights, Tui, DB Draught and any number of other versions. The beers often carry historic labels that identify them as ales (or in the case…

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Tangletree Gold

  This recipe is a version of the Tahunanui Export recipe. I’ve simplified the grain bill, and changed the hops and yeast. It is a malt forward beer, but with some late hops to keep it interesting. Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.047 SG Original Gravity: 1.052 SG Final Gravity: 1.012 SG ABV: 5.3 % IBU: 30 IBU Colour: 13 EBC…

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Cloud Suck Pilsner

Brewed for a mate’s wedding. He wanted “something light, like a Pilsner or something”. Well, if it’s a Pilsner he wants… This lager turned out very firmly bittered, with a lovely bready flavour from the pilsner malt and the Sauvin hops adding their own fruity aroma. It’s a good ‘un! The name comes from paragliding…

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Tahunanui Export

Another beer for the League of Brewers Showcase! This time it was using Pacifica hop extract. I have been keen to brew a very malty German-style lager for a long time. I based this recipe on the Dortmunder Export recipe from Jamil Zainasheff’s  excellent book Brewing Classic Styles. It started that way, but then I had just bought…

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Räucherfisch

This beer was developed and brewed with my good mate Andrew. It was good enough to take third place in the Manuka Smoked Malt Showcase! And then it took 1st place in the MarchFest brewzone competition. 1100 litres of it was brewed and sold at MarchFest 2016! Wicked! You can see its ratings here It was brewed…

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