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Light Adjunct Lager

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Light Adjunct Lager

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Beer Style: Lite American Lager  (1A)
Recipe Type: partial mash
Yield: 3.5 US gallons

Lite American Lager


Lager made from sorghum, corn, rice and buckwheat.


  • 2.00 lb Sorghum Liquid Extract 39.7 %
  • 0.85 lb Brown Rice Syrup 16.9 %
  • 1.00 lb Corn, Flaked 19.9 %
  • 14.0 oz Rice, Minute Rice 17.4 %
  • 5.00 oz Malted and kilned Buckwheat 6.2 %
  • 0.45 oz Santiam [6.00%] (60 min) Hops 15.9 IBU
  • 0.25 oz Santiam [6.00%] (10 min) Hops 3.2 IBU
  • 0.25 oz Santiam [6.00%] (0 min) Hops -
  • 5.00 oz Malto-Dextrine (Boil 5.0 min) Misc
  • 1 pkg Saflager S-23 Yeast

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.046
Recipe Type: partial mash
Yield: 3.50 US Gallons

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i mashed the buckwheat, flaked corn, and minute rice with amylase and about 1/3lb of rice hulls in a steeping bag for a few hours at 155. once conversion was completed, i removed the bag and put it in a second pot with 175 degree water and left it there for about 15 mins. i squeezed the bag and combined both pots, and set off to boil. added extract and hops.

cooled to mid-50s and pitched a 85% packet of SAFLAGER S-23 (dry). reserved ~.5gal of wort in a separate sanitized container and refrigerated.

kept at about 53deg for 17 days until i did a D-rest (1.020) for 3 days at 68deg. at the start of the D-rest, i added the rest of the yeast (slurry this time) to the reserved vessel, let fermentation build up for 3 days, then added this to the original wort and stored at about 50.

i just racked this after a week and i plan on holding this around 45-50 this for another month at least. so far, so good. i look forward to another sample soon.