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Beer Style: Lite American Lager (1A)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5 US gallons

Lite American Lager


This recipe produces a light---but not thin tasting---North American style lager (steam?). The Tettnanger finishing hops gave a really nice fresh aroma to the beer.


  • 5 pounds, lager malt
  • 1 pound, flaked maize
  • 1/2 pound, rice syrup/solids
  • 1 ounce, Hallertauer leaf (alpha 4.0) (1 hour boil)
  • 1 ounce, Saaz leaf (alpha 3.0) (1 hour boil)
  • 1/4 ounce, Tettnanger leaf (alpha 4.0) (5 minute boil, 10

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.038
Final Gravity: 1.008
Alcohol by Vol: 3.93%
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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Mash schedule: 30 min - Protein Rest @132F, 90 min - Slowly raise temp to 155F, 15 min - @155F, 15 min - Mash-out @170.

Bring mash liquid to a boil, add bittering hops (no hop bag for this one), boil 1hr. Add finishing hops, boil 5 minutes, steep 10 minutes, pour into primary, cool to 75F, and pitch yeast starter.