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How to Brew Light Lagers

April, 28, 2018

 

By Guangxin

 

Light lager is a light, refreshing beer style, with little malt character, little hop character, and little yeast-derived character. We might have read that brewing this clean and low-flavor beer style is difficult. It can be, but if we keep in mind two key points, we will have success.

Firstly, we should choose a very light malt, either two-row malt or six-row malt is ok, rather than malts identified as continental pilsener or pale ale malts, which have too much flavor for this style beer.

Secondly, try our best to keep a clean and cool fermentation. It is critical to pitch plenty of clean, healthy yeast and oxygenate our wort to make a good lager. Then make sure the fermentation temperature keep steady in the low 50° F (10° C) range.

After two tips for light lager beer, a popular recipe was recommended below tohomebrew lovers.

Extract

component

weight

percent

American two-row malt

3.08kg

77.7%

Vienna malt

0.77kg

19.4%

Crystal malt

0.113kg

2.9%

Hops

component

weight

IBU

Hallertan 4.0% AA for 60min

31g

18.1

Yeast

Angel lager-BF16, or Angel lager-GW27

 

1.      Mash at Mash at 149° F (65° C) for 90 minutes to get full conversion.

2.      The pre-boil volume should be about 26.5L, after a 90minutes boil, which helps reduce DMS in the beer, 23L wort will be got.

3.      Add 20 grams of properly rehydrated dry yeast, when the wort is coolling to 50° F (10° C).

4.      Ferment at 50° F (10° C) for 2 weeks and allow the beer to lager another 2 weeks before serving.

5.      When finished, carbonate the beer 2.5 to 3 volumes.

 

Following is some profile of the finished beer, then enjoy your light lager beer with your friends.

OG

FG

Alcohol

IBU

Color

1.038

1.007

4.1% ABV

10

5 EBC

 

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About Angel:

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