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American Pre-Prohibition Lager

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American Pre-Prohibition Lager

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

Standard American Lager


A fine upstanding young American known as Jeff Renner (nerenner@umich.edu) wrote at great length about his " ***Great Success in Recreating Classic American Pilsner , a Shamefully Neglected Style!***" . I too read Dr. Fix's article with great interest and formulated a recipe for a "corn beer'. I loved it. My thirsty freeloading friends loved it. And I agree with Jeff that red blooded Americans should learn to love it again. This recipe is a direct adaptation from the Brewing Techniques article by Dr. Fix.


  • 5.00 lb. Flaked Maize
  • 17.00 lb. Pale Ale
  • 1.25 oz. Chinook 13.9% 60 min
  • 2.25 oz. N. Brewer 7.9% 30 min
  • 1.00 oz. Tettnanger 6.2% 15 min
  • Bavarian lager yeast

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Mash schedule = 95 for 15 min., 122 for 30 min., 138 for 15 min., 154 for 45 min., mash out for 15 min. at 164.


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