Fox Farm Brewery
Quiet Life is Fox Farm Brewery’s take on a traditional Czech Pilsner.
Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters) Brewhouse efficiency: 80% OG: 1.052 FG: 1.012 IBUS: 36 ABV: 5.2%
8 lb (3.6 kg) Weyermann Floor-malted Bohemian Pilsner Malt 6 oz (170 g) Carafoam 6 oz (170 g) Carahell 4 oz (113 g) acidulated malt
1.7 oz (48 g) Czech Saaz [3% AA] at 90 minutes 1.7 oz (48 g) Czech Saaz at 30 minutes 1.7 oz (48 g) Czech Saaz at flame-out
White Labs WLP800 Pilsner Lager or White Labs WLP830 German Lager
Mash at 150°F (66°C) for 40 minutes. Boil for 90 minutes. Pitch the yeast at 49°F (9°C) and allow the temperature to free rise to 50°F (10°C). Ferment at 50°F (10°C) until the gravity reads 1.024 and then allow the temperature to free rise to 60°F (16°C). Hold at 60°F (16°C) for 24 hours after terminal gravity is reached. Gradually crash the temperature to 34°F (1°C) over 5 days and lager for 5 weeks.
This is one of the few clean beers that we produce. It uses our untreated well water. Target about 25ppm calcium, less than 10ppm sulfate, and less than 10ppm chloride.