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Said Strumpet Czech Pale Lager

Brewed: 01/22/2024   Kegged: 02/03/2024

Early in 2024, I wanted to continue my Roll-a-style process and "rolled" a 3A. Czech Pale Lager.

I decided to try out Chat GPT to see what kind of recipe it would come up with for this style.

It took quite a bit of back-and-forth to end up with a recipe, but here is what ChatGPT and I came up with.

Strumpet.jpg**Czech Pale Lager Recipe with Saflager S-23:**


- 8.5 lbs Pilsner Malt

- 0.5 lb Munich Malt

- 0.5 lb Carafoam Malt

- 0.5 oz Magnum Hops (60 minutes)

- 0.5 oz Saaz Hops (10 minutes)

- 0.5 oz Tettnang Hops (10 minutes)

- 0.5 oz Saaz Hops (5 minutes)

- 0.5 oz Tettnang Hops (5 minutes)

- 1 Whirlfloc Tablet (15 minutes)

- 0.5 packet Gelatin (added during secondary fermentation)

- Saflager S-23 Dry Lager Yeast


1. Mash grains at 150°F (65.6°C) for 60 minutes.

2. Sparge and bring the wort to a boil.

3. Add Magnum hops at the beginning of the boil (60 minutes).

4. Add Saaz and Tettnang hops at 10 and 5 minutes.

5. Add Whirlfloc tablet at 15 minutes.

6. Cool the wort and transfer to a fermenter.

7. Aerate the wort and rehydrate and pitch half a packet of Saflager S-23 according to the manufacturer's instructions.

8. After primary fermentation, transfer to secondary and add half a packet of gelatin according to the manufacturer's instructions for clarification.

9. Continue with lagering at near-freezing temperatures for 4-6 weeks.

10. Carbonate to around 2.5 volumes of CO2.

This recipe should work well with Saflager S-23, providing a clean fermentation profile suitable for a Czech Pale Lager. Enjoy brewing!

Once I entered into BeerSmith, I made a few modifications. That recipe is below.

The name "Said Strumpet" come from the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie. When Jack Sparrow and Will Turner meet and are sword fighting, Jack tells will:

"You need to find yourself a girl, mate. Or perhaps the reason you practice three hours a day is that you already found one, and are otherwise incapable of wooing said strumpet."

Both my other Czech Lagers have Pirates of the Caribbean themed names (Ello Poppet Czech Pilsner and Scallywag Czech Dark Lager) so this seemed like a perfect name for this beer.

For more about this beer, see Sheppy's Blog: Said Strumpet

Said Strumpet Czech Pale Lager --- Batch 1 (350)

Style Czech Pale Lager Batch Size 5.50 gal
Type All Grain Boil Size   6.60 gal
Brewhouse Efficiency   68.00   Boil Time   60 minutes

Recipe Characteristics

Recipe Gravity 1.040 SG Estimated FG 1.009 SG
Recipe Bitterness 31.3 IBUs (Rager) Alcohol by Volume 4.0 %
BU : GU   0.781        
Recipe Color 3.3 SRM
Measured OG:   1.040    Measured FG:   1.007 
ADF:   82    Measured ABV:   4.3 


Amt Name Type # %/IBU Volume
7.74 gal Denver, Colorado Water 1 - -
2.00 tsp Lactic Acid (Mash) Water Agent 2 - -
8 lbs Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 3 91.4 % 0.63 gal
8.0 oz Carafoam (2.0 SRM) Grain 4 5.7 % 0.04 gal
4.0 oz Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 5 2.9 % 0.02 gal
0.500 oz Magnum [12.60 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 6 25.9 IBUs -
1.00 Items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins) Fining 7 - -
0.500 oz Saaz [2.40 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 8 1.0 IBUs -
0.500 oz Tettnang [4.80 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 9 2.0 IBUs -
0.500 oz Saaz [2.40 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 10 0.8 IBUs -
0.500 oz Tettnang [4.80 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 11 1.6 IBUs -
1.0 pkg Saflager Lager (DCL/Fermentis #W-34/70) [50.28 ml] Yeast 12 - -
0.50 tsp Gelatin (Bottling 1.0 days) Fining 13 - -

Mash Profile

Mash Steps
Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Saccharification Add 30.96 qt of water at 157.5 F 152.0 F 45 min
Heat Heat to 158.0 F over 10 min 158.0 F 15 min
Mash Out Heat to 170.0 F over 7 min 170.0 F 10 min

If steeping, remove grains, and prepare to boil wort

Recipe Notes
No water salt additions to Denver water profile (as defined by BeerSmith)
Acid addition to get mash to around 5.3 pH.
Mash grains as directed in recipe.
Bring the wort to a boil.
Add hops and other boil additions as directed by recipe.
Cool the wort to as close to 50 degrees as possible and transfer to a fermenter.
Aerate the wort and rehydrate and pitch yeast.
Keep fermentation in 50's for first 5 days. Let raise to ambient temperature for the remaining of fermentation (2 weeks total)
After primary fermentation, keg and chill for a day or two. Then add gelatin
Carbonate to around 2.5 volumes of CO2 and enjoy the delicious beer.

Brewing Record

Brew Date:   Strike Temp:  
Mash Temps:  
Pre-boil OG   (1.036 SG)   Pre-boil Vol   (6.60 gal)
Actual Mash Efficiency   Pitch Temp    
Day 1: 
Day ... 
Day ... 

Brewing Notes:
01/18/2024 esheppy
Bought ingredients at Tom's Brew Shop. Used Proximity Pilsen - Colorado Pilsner Malt, Proximity Dextrin Malt, and Proximity Munich 10 Malt. Hoping to brew this weekend.
01/22/2024 esheppy
Brew day yesterday went well. Overnight mash. 1.040 OG ... right on plan. Chilled to under 50 with just the flowing water. Spilled most of the S-23 so I also put in a pack of W-34/70. Not seeing fermentation signs yet today.
01/23/2024 esheppy
Fermentation started going strong sometime yesterday afternoon. I raised the temperature controller from 50 to 52 overnight. I plan to raise another degree each day until Friday and then let it go where ambient temperature takes it.
01/24/2024 esheppy
Forgot to switch out ice bottles last night, and the temperature was up to 59 this morning. Set the controller to 58. Fermentation continues to be strong.
01/26/2024 esheppy
Bubbling has slowed down considerably. Decided to unplug the cooling pump this morning.
01/30/2024 esheppy
Pretty much no bubbling now. Temperature reading 62 degrees. Will probably keg this weekend.
02/03/2024 esheppy
Kegged. FG a little lower than planned at 1.007. Looked nice and clear going into keg. Really nice hop flavor. I think we're going to really love this beer. Harvested yeast. Don't have tap space open yet but should have some soon.
02/05/2024 esheppy
Kicked Golly Jeepers on Saturday. Cleaned the draft line and the tap of the right side of the kegerator yesterday. Put this keg in that spot. I expect I'll add gelatin today sometime and hook up the gas.
02/07/2024 esheppy
Wonderful beer. Still needs carbonation and clarity, but it tastes fantastic.😋
02/09/2024 esheppy
Slow-pour style now. Gorgeous thick white head with beautiful lace. Nice yummy beer. Wonderful hoppy flavor with a wonderful light crisp malt base. Fairly low alcohol means I can drink tons. Going to be a favorite here for as long as it lasts. Since this is one both the Beer Model and I will enjoy, it probably won't last long.
02/19/2024 esheppy
Really a yummy beer.
02/22/2024 esheppy
My son stopped by last night with a few friends. His friends sampled the beers I have on tap, and said they liked them. This was one of those beers.
03/07/2024 esheppy
Great clarity. Nice thick white head. Wonderful lace. Crisp clean malt flavor with just enough noble hop flavor to know it is there. Wonderful beer.
03/15/2024 esheppy
Crystal clear. Can read through this beer now. Wonderful light crackery malt flavor. Can taste the saaz and Tettnang hops in the finish. Wonderful clean delicate beer.
03/22/2024 esheppy
Really a great beer. Love the cracker malt flavor. Love the flowery Nobel hops. Love the clean finish. Love how beautiful it is. Such a wonderful beer.
03/31/2024 esheppy
Hoppy Easter. Not sure what else to say about this beer. So wonderful. So flavorful. Perfect light lager with more hop and malt flavor. Love. This. Beer.
04/15/2024 esheppy
Still a wonderful beer. Awesome flavor. Great clarity. Gorgeous. I am pretty sure this will be the next keg to kick. Has lasted over 2.5 months, which is pretty surprising considering both the wife and myself love this beer.
04/19/2024 esheppy
Killed the keg. Yummy while it lasted.
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