pale lager, extract
Source: John Watson (email@example.com)
Issue #541, 11/21/90
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
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
- O.G.: 1.038
- F.G.: 1.006
- Primary: 1 week
- Secondary: 1 week