Commoditization of Hype

We wanted to make a lawnmower beer that was brewed in the style of the city of Budweis with corn. You may be familiar with this sort of thing…

A slightly corny and delicious drinky-drink with mild hop bitterness. It’s a like a beer brewed from Budweis, but unfiltered. Crisp and cold and refreshing like mountain top champagne, you’ll really be living the high life while you’re drinking this beer. Guaranteed to maybe cheat for the blue ribbon. All aboard the hype train. The Baronet of Beers. Please laugh, we like to think we’re hilarious.

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Tasting Notes: Dangerously crushable, delicious on hot days, cold days, and in between days. Slightly corny, and crisp with a very mild hop bitterness.

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Brew Notes:
5/10/16 – Dee and Shawn took the reins of on this brew day. They chose NOT to brew this recipe the easy way. Hop-confusion led to a fruitier combination than we were originally expecting… Original recipe called for traditional Hallertau, we added Hull Melon instead. Happy accident.

Commoditization of Hype – American Lager All Grain Recipe

Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 6.79 gal
Boil Time: 90 min
Equipment: Pot and Cooler ( 5 Gal/19 L) – All Grain
Efficiency: 72.00 %
Prepare for Brewing
  • Clean and Prepare Brewing Equipment
  • Total Water Needed: 8.03 gal

Mash or Steep Grains

Mash Ingredients
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
4 lbs 4.0 oz Domestic Pilsner (1.7 SRM) Grain 1 51.5 %
2 lbs Corn – Yellow, Flaked (1.3 SRM) Grain 2 24.2 %
2 lbs Pale Malt (6 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 3 24.2 %
Mash Steps
Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Mash In Add 2.58 gal of water at 164.9 F 150.0 F 75 min
  • Fly sparge with 5.45 gal water at 168.0 F
First Wort Hops
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
0.10 oz Magnum [14.00 %] – First Wort 90.0 min Hop 4 6.1 IBUs

Add water to achieve boil volume of 6.79 gal

Estimated pre-boil gravity is 1.037 SG

Boil Ingredients
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
0.30 oz Saaz [4.00 %] – Boil 15.0 min Hop 5 2.2 IBUs
0.20 oz Hull Melon [7.20 %] – Boil 15.0 min Hop 6 2.6 IBUs

Estimated Post Boil Vol: 5.98 gal and Est Post Boil Gravity: 1.044 SG

Cool and Transfer Wort

Cool wort to fermentation temperature

Transfer wort to fermenter

Add water if needed to achieve final volume of 5.00 gal

Pitch Yeast and Measure Gravity and Volume

Fermentation Ingredients
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
1.0 pkg Saflager Lager (DCL/Fermentis #W-34/70) [50.28 ml] Yeast 7

Measure Actual Original Gravity _______     (Target: 1.044 SG)

Measure Actual Batch Volume _______     (Target: 5.00 gal)

Add water if needed to achieve final volume of 5.00 gal