Big Eddie Light

Source: dave Blersch
Recipe added: 01/04/01

I made this beer to 4 times now to please my budcoormiller buddies and my corona drinking wife. It has become quite the hit among them. With it's smooth light flavor and 3.3% ABV; you can drink this all day in the middle of summer. It is also very inexpensive to make (about 10 to 13 bucks or less depending on your supply buying) and I believe it's a very good beginner recipe for lagering. Let me know if you try this one. Enjoy!!!


Recipe type: All Grain
Batch Size: 5 gallons
Starting Gravity: 1.033
Finishing Gravity: 1.008
Time in Boil: 1 hour
Primary Fermentation: 14 days at 50
Secondary Fermentation: 14 days at 45
Additional Fermentation: bottle condition 1 month at 34



Bring 1# rice and 2 gallons water to a boil for 40 minutes til rice has become gelled. Add water if needed and let cool to 165. Add corn flakes and 1# of grist for cereal conversion at 152 - 155; add heat to achieve if neccessary. Set aside occasionally stirring for 15 to 20 minutes. Add 1.25 gallon 170 to remaining 4.5# of grist to achieve 150 - 152 mash temperature. Add cereal mash and stablize mash at 150 - 152 for 1 hour. Mash out with .5 gallon boiling water for 160 - 165 for 15 - 20 minutes. Sparge with approximately 4 - 5 gallons 175 to collect 6 gallons in brewpot. Begin boil, add 1oz Tettnanger for bittering. Boil for 40 and add .5 oz Saaz and 1 tsp Irish moss; continue boil for 20 more minutes. Chill wort to 65 degrees, aerate well, and pitch a nice starter of WL Pilsner yeast. Allow fermentation to start (approximately 12 hours) at 65 then transfer to fridge or area at 50 degrees for 14 days or when fermentation complete. Remove from 50 to room temperature for 2 days for the "D" rest. Rack to secondary and store at 45 for 14 days; beer should clear well. Bottle with 3/4 cup corn sugar and store for at least a month or more as close to 34 degrees as possible. Enjoy!
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