An American style lager beer based on the regular Tooheys extra dry but with an extra dose of fermentable sugar to give this beer a higher than average alcohol kick. Drink with caution, it’s a real party starter!
Wals Dry Lager
1kg Brew Booster
15g Cluster Hops
2 x Saflager S-23 (12°C) or 2 x MJ M54 Californian Lager (20°C)
1. Well in advance, place 5-10 litres of water in closed containers in a fridge and chill
2. Place Cluster Hops in a cup with 250mls of boiling water. Steep for 10 minutes.
3. Mix Wals Dry Lager and Brew Booster in fermenter with 2 litres of hot water.
4. Pour hops liquid into fermenter. Place hops to one side for later.
5. Add chilled and tap water to make up 22 litres at 12°C if using S-23 or 20°C if using M54.
6. Stir vigorously for 5 minutes. Place hop bag into fermenter.
7. Sprinkle in Yeast and Dry Enzyme.
8. Seal fermenter and place in a cool spot and reduce temperature to 12°C if using S-23 or 20°C if using M54.
9. On the 4th day of fermentation, open fermenter and add the 1kg of Dextrose. Reseal fermenter and keep temperature constant until fermentation is finished.
9. Bottle when Specific Gravity stabilises – Note use of Dry Enzymes may extend fermentation time.
Tips for temperature control:
-Use the chilled water to reach a satisfactory temperature and add yeast immediately.
-Maintain a cool even temperature in the fermenter.
-Place the fermenter in a tray and wrap it in a blanket with an end in a container of water.
-Placing the fermenter on a concrete slab can also help to keep the temperature constant.
–Use a Brewing Thermostat and a fridge for optimum brewing conditions all year round.
Equipment needed for mead making:
– 4 Litre Pot
– Medium Funnel
– 2 x 5L Demijohns
– Bored Bung
– Solid Bung
-To make oak spirit use a 4-5 Litre wide neck glass jar, use around 200-300g of oak blocks or chips and 1 litre of vodka/neutral spirit. Soak for at least 14 days but the flavour intensifies the longer you leave the oak soaking. When ready, strain the oak out by passing it through filter wool in a funnel.