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Home » Recipes » Burnside's Dougweiser
Burnside's Dougweiser
Rick Burnside returns to give folks a lesson in the Falcons' classic, Dougweiser. Appropriate since the club tours the A-B plant in February. Straight forward and with no way to hide, the Dougweiser always proves popular at our parties and the Southern California Homebrewers Festival.
Style:    American Light Lager
Brewed by:    Rick Burnside and the Shop Brew Crew
Batch Size:    30 Gallons
Boil Time:    60 Minutes
Estimated OG    1.042
Actual OG    1.048
Est. IBU    17.6 IBUs
Efficency    75%
Est. Color    1.8 SRM
Recipe Index | Promash File
Grains, Extracts, Sugars
Malt Name Maltser Amount Percentage
2 Row Ale Malt Domestic 26.0 lbs 55.3%
Rice (Long Grain) 15.0 lbs 31.9%
6 Row Malt 5.0 lbs 10.6%
Cara-Pils Dextrine Malt 1.0 lbs 2.1%
Name Form Alpha Amount Time
Warrior Pellet 15.0% 2.5 oz 60
Man. Code Name Type Amount (Starter)
Wyeast 2007 Pilsner Lager Liquid
Wyeast 2035 American Lager Liquid
Mash Schedule
Step Rest Temp Rest Time Heat Water
Protein 135°F Infusion
Cereal Mash 212°F Infusion
Sacchrification 148°F 60 Decoction

Rick is the current bearer of the Dougweiser torch and continues to pass on the knowledge to fellow club members. The mash is a variant of the traditional American cereal mash. The rice needs to be boiled to gelatinize and make the rice's starch available to conversion. In Rick's words, this is how it works:

Mashed grain at 135 degrees (we were shooting for 122)
Brought rice to boil in separate kettle
Added rice to main mash to bring mash temp to 148 degrees
Mashed for one hour
Sparged with 20 gallons
Laconic isn't he? Be very careful when you're boiling the rice as it quickly turns to lava. The rice can be milled and cracked to aid in conversion and prior to adding the rice to the main mash, a small addition of malt will slacken the rice gruel.


Want to make your own beer at home? Get started on the right foot. Check out the Falcon's sponsoring shop, The Home Beer, Wine, Cheesemaking Shop. John Daume, proprietor, has been serving the home brewing and winemaking needs of Angelenos since 1972, over 30 years! (Falcon Members receive a 10% discount on supplies)
Looking for older Falcons' information?, The Westval Maltose Falcons Webpage (Locally cached) (The Original Falcon's Roost, prior to 1999)
Looking for a home wine making club in the Los Angeles area? Check out our sister club, The Cellarmasters, over 30 and still stomping grapes.