|1.||[Water Addition]||Reverse Osmosis Water||6.5 gal|
|2.||[Water Addition]||Monstera Brewing Asheville Replicator||1 pkg|
|3.||[Mash]||Flaked Rice||0.45 kg|
|4.||[Mash]||American Pale 2 Row||1.36 kg|
|5.||[Mash]||American Pilsner||1.81 kg|
|6.||[Boil]||Crystal (4.3 Alpha)||0.50 oz|
|7.||[Boil]||Crystal (4.3 Alpha)||0.50 oz|
|8.||[Boil]||WLN1000 Yeast Nutrient||1 pkg|
|9.||[Fermenter]||WLE4000 Clarity Ferm (Optional for Reduced Gluten)||1 pkg|
|10.||[Fermenter]||WLP940 Mexican Lager Yeast||2 pkg|
Time needed: 3 hours and 15 minutes.
- Strike Water
Add 6.5 gallons of Reverse Osmosis Water to your kettle. If you have a TDS meter, make sure your RO system is functioning properly and is reading 0.0 TDS. Raise your strike water to 122 ºF.
- Add Replicator to Strike Water
Once your kettle has reached 122ºF, take your Asheville Replicator, shake it well, pour it in to your kettle, and stir until completely combined. Your water will likely become cloudy. This is normal!
- Mash In
Gradually add in the Flaked Rice, American Pale 2 Row and Pilsner Malt. Stir continuously to avoid dough balls.
- Protein Rest
Allow the temperature to rise back to 122ºF. Hold at this temperature for 15 minutes.
- Saccharification Rest
Raise the temperature to 145ºF and hold for 120 minutes. If you have the ability to recirculate, do this now. If not, just stir the kettle every 15 minutes or so.
- Mash Out
Turn on the heat, and allow the temperature to rise to 168ºF. Once you’ve reached this temperature, your mash is complete.
- Boil (60 min total)
Bring your wort to a boil and add 0.50 oz of Crystal hops. Allow to boil for 55 minutes.
- Boil Continued (60 min total)
When there is only 5 minutes left in the boil, add the remaining 0.50 oz of Crystal hops and the WLN1000.
- Chill and Ferment
Chill your wort as quickly as possible. Once it has reached 48-55ºF, separate the wort, then pitch both packs of WLP940 Mexican Lager Yeast. Since your’re not pitching at Ale temperatures, it is critical to double the pitch rate to achieve the healthiest fermentation possible. If you desire a Gluten Reduced beer, add the WLE4000 Clarity Ferm when you’re pitching the yeast.