Olde Engrish |or| How I Made a Malt Liquor

January 5, 2010 at 3:38 pm 3 comments


OE 800So I just racked off my second try at a lager. Now the first was a guttural failure, an attempt at a Marzen. It was nasty. But, since it was the perfect temperature on the outside walls of the basement, I figured it was time to give it another try! but it couldn’t be just any lager this time. It had to be epic. Mike found a link to a recipe. It was perfect. The website said it best:

You may be asking yourself,  ”why is this so awesome?”.  For starters it…’s the fucking recipe for Olde English “800″.

I figured it would be a fun time either way, so I collected the ingredients at Larry’s (MyLHBS) for a 10 gallon batch:

Amount Item Type % or IBU
7 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 37.33 %
6 lbs 12.0 oz Pale Malt (6 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 36.00 %
5 lbs Corn, Flaked (1.3 SRM) Grain 26.67 %
0.25 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (105 min) Hops 2.8 IBU
0.25 oz Williamette [5.50 %] (105 min) Hops 2.8 IBU
1 Pkgs Pilsen Lager (Wyeast Labs #2007) Yeast-Lager

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Whew! Over 25% Corn (and a total of 5 IBUs)! I used about half of what they had stashed at Larry’s. Brew day was uneventful, and I forgot/gotAllLazy on the ferment, so here it is about a month later and I just got to thowing it in a keg and sticking it in the kegerator for some lagering time at 40°. So in another month or so (maybe a couple weeks if I get antsy…) I’ll throw on the CO2 and pour the inaugural brew.

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  • 1. MF Grocery  |  March 2, 2010 at 9:36 am

    So how did it turn out? I brewed the OE clone and ended up subbing 1.5 lbs of flaked corn for 1.25 lbs of table sugar. It’s hard to believe that a lager yeast could get something from 1.055 down to 1.004 without using sugar. The 6-row was scrapped for an all 2-row malt bill and I mashed 148. The boil was very vigorous for 60 minutes and I used Hallertau Mittlefruh instead of the other hops with White Labs Mexican Lager yeast.

    So yeah, this ended up not being a clone at all but whatever. We listened to a lot of gangsta rap, had lowrider videos playing on teh VCR in the garage, BBQ’d was in effect with the BYOSTF (Bring Your Own #### To Fry) party kickin’. Proper

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    • 2. Alex  |  March 2, 2010 at 10:39 pm

      That’s hilarious. My batch turned out very well, kind of like I’d expect a shitty lager clone to turn out. I actually really like the stuff, and in the OE comparison, the homebrew kicked the commercial variety’s proverbial butt. A noble experiment for sure, it was definitely fun doing a lager for the first time.

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  • […] I don't know if you do all grain, this looks good… Amount Item Type % or IBU 7 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 37.33 % 6 lbs 12.0 oz Pale Malt (6 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 36.00 % 5 lbs Corn, Flaked (1.3 SRM) Grain 26.67 % 0.25 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (105 min) Hops 2.8 IBU 0.25 oz Williamette [5.50 %] (105 min) Hops 2.8 IBU 1 Pkgs Pilsen Lager (Wyeast Labs #2007) Yeast-Lager Olde Engrish |or| How I Made a Malt Liquor http://hoppybrewing.com/2010/01/05/olde-engrish-or-how-i-made-a-malt-liquor/ […]

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