Knappstein Reserve Lager CLONE

A Bavarian style Lager with intense fruity characters. A full and round palate with intense citrus and melon fruits with subtle pine flavours.

Lager based Fresh Wort kit
300g Caramunich Grain malt
15g Nelson Sauvin Hops (steep)
15g Nelson Sauvin Hops (dry hop)
Bohemian Lager (WY2124) or 2x Saflager S23 lager yeast

1. Well in advance of preparing recipe, place 5 litres of water in a fridge and chill
2. Place Caramunich grain in 1 litre of hot tap water and steep for 30 minutes.
3. Strain the grain through a sieve into a saucepan. Rinse grain with another litre of hot water and discard the grain.
4. Bring grain wort to the boil, turn off the heat and add 15g of Nelson Sauvin hops (ideally in a hop sock) and steep for 10 minutes.
5. Remove hop sock and pour wort into the fermenter. Add the fresh wort and top up with cold water from the fridge to 20L at 15-18°C. Stir vigorously for 5 minutes.
6. Add Bohemian Lager (WY2124) or 2x Saflager S23 lager yeast, seal fermenter and store in cool conditions, ideally 12°C
7. On Day 4 of fermentation, place 15g of Nelson Sauvin hops in a hop sock and hang in fermenter. (If kegging, hang the hop sock in the keg after transferring the finished beer from the fermenter)