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Vienna Lager by John Palmer (Malt Extract)

Vienna Lager by John Palmer (Malt Extract)

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Description

Maybe you have heard of John Palmer?  His best selling "How to Brew" is the default homebrewing text. John gave us this recipe early on and it has always been a special recipe. John describes his kit as: "a smooth, copper lager that strikes the perfect balance between a toasty sweet malt body and the noble overtures of the hops. This interpretation of the Vienna style has more hop flavor dancing around the edges than the current BJCP guidelines specify, but the hop profile really complements the rich malt palate for a lively complexity that you don't get from the hoppier Bohemian Pilsener or maltier Oktoberfest styles, and is richer and smoother than Dortmunder Export." This beer will not disappoint! Thanks, John, for the kit, the book, and the advice! John recommends White Labs WLP833 for a dried beer, and WLP820 for a maltier version.

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity: 1.049-52
  • SRM (Color Range: 11
  • IBUs: 32-36
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 5%



Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All included steeping grains will come milled.

 
Liquid Malt Extract (LME) vs. Dried Malt Extract (DME)
MoreBeer! recipe kits are offered in both Liquid Malt Extract and Dry Malt Extract so that our customers can choose the format that best suits their needs and brewing style. LME is a viscous liquid, similar in consistency to maple syrup. In addition to being the more affordable option, many brewers find LME easier to handle than dry extract. DME is more condensed and comes in a powder format that is similar to baking flour. Although it’s a little more costly, DME is naturally lighter in color and stays fresher for longer. We highly recommend DME when brewing light colored beers.
 


 

ABV %5
IBU32–36
SRM10.4-11
Ready to Drink Within4-8 Weeks
Alcohol ContentMedium (5-7%)
BitternessMedium (26-45ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range46-54
Brewing MethodExtract
Pre-MilledY
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I enjoy Ambers
Michael C on Apr 27, 2022
A gift - this matched the recipients tastes best
Kelly G on Dec 2, 2020
I enjoy Ambers
Michael C on Apr 27, 2022
One of my favorite brews
Kalon K on Mar 1, 2021
A gift - this matched the recipients tastes best
Kelly G on Dec 2, 2020
looks like a nice recipe. Cant go worng with John Palmer
Edward Bell on Sep 24, 2019
I look forward to trying this one for the first time.
Bryce E on Jul 23, 2019
1st batch turned out great! Want to get another keg filled :-)
Daniel S on Feb 9, 2019
One of my favorite brews
Kalon K on Mar 1, 2021
looks like a nice recipe. Cant go worng with John Palmer
Edward Bell on Sep 24, 2019
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Rated 5 out of 5
Fast and easy. Amazing outcome.
Randomly bought this kit as a AG brewer. I was looking some beer fast and easy. Turned out great and was one of my most complemented beers I've brewed.
February 7, 2018
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John Palmer's Vienna Lager - Extract Beer Kit
I made California Common from LHBS extract ingredients, Marzen/Oktoberfest from Morebeer extract kit, and John Palmer's Vienna Lager from Morebeer extract kit, in that order, back to back. All were excellent.

The Vienna Lager turned out sort of between the California Common and the Marzen/Oktoberfest. My plan was to pick the best for my house amber lager. Guess what. These are so good, all three will remain in my brew schedule.

I find Morebeer kits are true to style, fresh, convenient, and a great value. What's not to like?
January 22, 2013
Response from MoreFlavor
This lager is excellent, and unique among several that I brew. The extract kit yields great tasting beer. Two packs Saflager S-23 work great. It's mid December, my cellar is down to 45-50F for the next two months, so time to do another batch of this wonderful lager.
December 14, 2017
Robert Ussery
Response from MoreFlavor
Well, I made this kit during January, 2015. Four months later it is fantastic beer. I added a scant 2 oz maltodextrine to enhance mouthfeel and fermented with 2 pks Saflager S-23 at 55F for 28 days in primary. I've made other recipes of this beer, including Jamil's, but they were not quite as good as this one.
December 14, 2017
Robert Ussery
Response from MoreFlavor
This lager is excellent, and unique among several that I brew. The extract kit yields great tasting beer. Two packs Saflager S-23 work great. It's mid December, my cellar is down to 45-50F for the next two months, so time to do another batch of this wonderful lager.
December 22, 2017
Robert Ussery
Response from MoreFlavor
Well, I made this kit during January, 2015. Four months later it is fantastic beer. I added a scant 2 oz maltodextrine to enhance mouthfeel and fermented with 2 pks Saflager S-23 at 55F for 28 days in primary. I've made other recipes of this beer, including Jamil's, but they were not quite as good as this one.
December 22, 2017
Robert Ussery