In this episode, we discuss the use of Munton's new Planet malt in Brandon's ESB and then we get into low ABV brewing techniques while sampling some low percentage commercial examples and discussing Greg's 1.7% Pale Lager and 2% Pale Ale. You CAN brew a tasty beer without much alcohol that makes for an enjoyable lawn mower or long evening beer. 

Here are the recipe details for the 12 gallon BIAB batch Greg brewed to begin building a good base recipe to work from. 

12 gal
BIAB mash at 156F for 1 hour
60 min boil
Estimated OG: 1.027 SG
Estimated Color: 5.6 SRM
Estimated IBU: 18.5 IBUs

2 lbs IREKS Munich Malt (10.2 SRM) Grain 1 17.4%
2 lbs IREKS Pale Ale Malt (3.0 SRM) Grain 2 17.4%       
2 lbs IREKS Vienna Malt (4.6 SRM) Grain 3 17.4%       
2 lbs Oats, Golden Naked®™ (Simpsons) (9.1 SRM) Grain 4 17.4%      
1 lbs Carapils (Briess) (1.5 SRM) Grain 5 8.7%      
1 lbs IREKS Crystal Oak (15.2 SRM) Grain 6 8.7%      
8.0 oz Honey Malt (Gambrinus) (25.0 SRM) Grain 7 4.3%      
.5 lbs Maltodextrin [Boil] (3.0 SRM) Sugar 8 8.7%l      
0.40 oz Columbus/Tomahawk/Zeus (CTZ) [15.50 %] - Boil 30 - 10.2 IBUs              
1.00 oz Centennial [8.90 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 15.0 min - 4.2 IBUs              
1.00 oz Mandarina Bavaria [8.50 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 15 - 4.1 IBUs   
Greg and the guys preferred the Omega Bayern Lager version over the Omega Hothead version, however the Hothead yeast was distressed.

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