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

Standard American Lager


Color similar to any American lager. Tastes much better, very mellow. The goal was to brew 5 gallons of beer while only spending $10. This came to about $11. I'm not sure what drives me to such frugalness, but having grown up with American beer, sometimes I would rather have it with certain foods, like pizza.


  • 3.3 pounds, plain light malt extract
  • 2.2 pounds, maltose
  • 3/4 ounce, Cascade hops (boil)
  • 3/4 ounce, Cascade hops (finish)
  • yeast, cultured from a Sierra Nevada bottle

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.038
Final Gravity: 1.006
Alcohol by Vol: 4.19%
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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The maltose is a cheap rice-malt mix obtainable from oriental markets. Boil malt, hops, and maltose in 2-1/2 gallons of cold water. In last 2 minutes, add the finishing hops. The yeast was cultured from a bottle of Sierra Nevada pale ale. By the next day, the yeast did not seem to start, so I added a packet of Vierrka lager yeast. Rack to secondary after one week. After another week, prime with 3/4 cup corn sugar and bottle.