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Home » Recipes » DKM Best of Show - Dennis King's Mexican Lager
DKM Best of Show - Dennis King's Mexican Lager
Dennis had just the one entry in the 2006 DKM competition, but that's all it takes. With this beer, he took the prize. The second time in 3 years that has happened with the DKM. (And by the way.. how appropriate that a D. King would win the Doug King competition!)
Style:    Pale Lager
Brewed by:    Dennis King
Batch Size:    11.75 Gallons
Boil Time:    60 Minutes
Actual OG    1.046 (11.4P)
Est IBU    9.8
Est SRM    2.5
Efficency    75%
Recipe Index | Promash File
Grains, Extracts, Sugars
Malt Name Maltster Amount Percentage
Domestic 2-Row Malt Great Western 7.5 lbs 38.5%
Flaked Maize 7.5 lbs 38.5%
Domestic 6-Row Malt 4.5 lbs 23.1%
Name Form Alpha Amount Time
Liberty Pellet 4.1% 1.12 oz 60
Liberty Pellet 4.1% 1.12 oz 0
Man. Code Name Type Amount (Starter)
White Labs WLP940 Mexican Lager Lager
Mash Schedule
Step Rest Temp Rest Time Heat Water
Protein Rest 121°F 30 Infusion 2.5 Gallons
Saccharification 154°F 60 Infusion 8.0 Gallons
Mash out 167°F 25 Direct 0.5 Gallons (underlet to relieve stuck mash)
Kettle Coagulant

Yeast was out of date, but was propogated over two weeks to recover a workable slurry.

Protein rest was only performed with the 6-row. Other grains were introduced in the sac rest.

Wort was pitched a little too warm and the beer was crashed at freezing to bring to a fermentation temp of 52°F for 8 days

Diacetyl rest was performed at 62°F for 5 days and then slowly lowered to 44° for lagering.

Beer was conditioned for approximately 3 months and finished at 1.016 (4.16P)


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