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Sin Lima Mexican Lager

Brewed: 02/21/2021   Kegged: 11/14/2020


The SheppyBrew Brew Master published a blog article in 2014 in which he publicly declared Bud Light Lime one of the "9 Beers I don't Drink".
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I'm not totally against lime. I'm not totally against Bud Light. For some reason, I HATE Bud Light Lime. Or at least I did last time I tried it.

Does it exist anymore?

"Bud Light Lime. To be honest, I don't know what it is about Bud Light Lime. I am not against lime. I am not even totally against lime in beer. I am not completely anti-Bud Light. There is just something disgusting about Bud Light Lime to me. I've tried it. I won't make that mistake again."

In 2015 ... I posted an April Fools' Day post: SheppyBrew Going Professional. One of the flagship brews of my fictional brewery was going to be "Bud Light Lime" ... which would actually be Wetta Blonde Ale

No limes.

At some point in the summer of 2020, I thought I'd resurrect the name, and brew a Bud Light Lime. 

No limes.

Light colored. Fairly light in body (for a homebrew). I wanted a fair amount of Saaz hop flavor ... which might be mistaken for lime if you had a beer called "Bud Light Lime" biasing drinkers to look for a lime flavor.

About this time, I bought a Anvil Foundry brewing system. This was my first recipe in the new system.

After brewing it once, the name didn't amuse me as much, so I decided to call it something else. 

Since it was a Mexican Lager, I decided to go with a Spanish name. Since it had no limes, I went with "Sin Lima", which google translate tells me is "Without Lime". Sounds pretty good to me.


For more information on Anvil Foundry, see Sheppy's Blog: Anvil.

For more information on Bud Light Lime, see Sheppy's Blog: Bud Lite Lime.



Sin Lima Mexican Lager --- Batch 2

Style International Pale Lager Batch Size 6.00 gal
Type All Grain Boil Size   7.09 gal
Brewhouse Efficiency   70.00   Boil Time   60 minutes

Recipe Characteristics

Recipe Gravity 1.043 SG Estimated FG 1.009 SG
Recipe Bitterness 19.9 IBUs (Rager) Alcohol by Volume 4.5 %
BU : GU   0.460        
Recipe Color 3.5 SRM
Color
   
Measured OG:   1.042    Measured FG:    
ADF:       Measured ABV:    

Ingredients

Ingredients
Amt Name Type # %/IBU Volume
8.86 gal Denver, Colorado Water 1 - -
5.00 g Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash) Water Agent 2 - -
3.00 g Calcium Chloride (Mash) Water Agent 3 - -
2.00 g Epsom Salt (MgSO4) (Mash) Water Agent 4 - -
9 lbs Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 5 90.0 % 0.70 gal
1 lbs Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 6 10.0 % 0.08 gal
1.000 oz Perle [8.90 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop 7 17.7 IBUs -
1.00 Items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins) Fining 8 - -
1.000 oz Saaz [3.50 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 9 2.3 IBUs -
1.0 pkg Mexican Lager (White Labs #WLP940) [35.49 ml] Yeast 10 - -
1.000 oz Saaz [3.50 %] - Dry Hop 14.0 Days Hop 11 0.0 IBUs -
0.50 tsp Gelatin (Bottling 1.0 days) Fining 12 - -

Mash Profile

Mash Steps
Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Saccharification Add 31.31 qt of water at 155.8 F 150.0 F 45 min
Heat Heat to 156.0 F over 10 min 156.0 F 20 min


If steeping, remove grains, and prepare to boil wort

Recipe Notes
Formerly known as Bud Lite Lime, but I decided to change the name.
No actual limes are harmed in this beer.
Make 1.4 liter (6 cups) yeast starter a day before brew day.
Brewing salts in the mash water. This should bring Denver water profile (as defined by BeerSmith) to
Ca=90,Mg=14,Na=21,SO4=156,Cl=66,HCO3=104
Brew as directed from recipe.
Cool wort to as close to 50 degrees as possible.
Add dry hops to the fermentor before pitching yeast.
Ferment in 50's for about 5 days, let rise to high 60's for another week.
Keg carbonate.

Brewing Record

Brew Date:   Strike Temp:  
Mash Temps:  
Pre-boil OG   (1.039 SG)   Pre-boil Vol   (7.09 gal)
Actual Mash Efficiency   Pitch Temp    
Fermentation            
Day 1: 
Day ... 
Day ... 

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Brewing Notes:
02/14/2021 esheppy
Same recipe .. but renaming to Sin Lima.
02/15/2021 esheppy
Bought ingredients yesterday. Spilled some grain when milling. I think I got most of it scooped up and into the bag.
02/20/2021 esheppy
Made 6 cup starter. Will brew tomorrow.
02/21/2021 esheppy
Brew day started at 4:30. Went well. Pretty much done by 8:30. 1.042 OG. Fermentor in garage to start. Pitched at 52 degrees.
02/22/2021 esheppy
Bubbling this morning. Tilt says 1.036 at 52. Turned up the controller to match the 52. I also added more water to cooler.
02/23/2021 esheppy
1.029. 52. Bubbling strong. Bumped temp up to 53.
02/24/2021 esheppy
Bubbling a little slower. Tilt says 1.018 at 53f. Anvil controller temp matches. Bumping up a three to 54.
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