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Amaze (ake) Me Japanese Pilsner
Special mashing and wort collection procedures produce an exceptionally light colored, clean flavored and super dry lager.


5 lbs - Pilsen Malt
4 lbs - Long Grain White Rice - Uncooked
4 oz - Carapils® Malt
1 oz - Hallertau Hops (5.5% AA) - Boil 60 minutes
1 vial - WLP840 American Lager Yeast


Crack rice to break up kernels without generating too much flour
Cook rice: Add rice to 1.5 gallons of water and bing to a boil
Cover and let simmer for 20 minutes stirring only once or twice (there should be excess water)
Add cooked rice and water mixture to mash vessel
Stir in 3 gallons of cold water to bring the temperature to 110ºF
Add malt and bring temperature at 110ºF for 15 minutes
Raise temperature for additional rests at 142ºF for 30 minutes and 158ºF for 40 minutes
After conversion transfer to lautertun
Wort should be 1.052-1.060 (13-15P)
Collect only enough wort to make 5 gallons of finished wort at 1.042 (10.5P) finished gravity (normally 3.8 galllons)
Top off brew kettle with water
Bring to a boil
Add bittering hops boil for 60 minutes
Cool quickly and pitch yeast
Cool quickly and pitch yeast