Basic Lager Recipes

I was told after the last post that I forgot to put some examples of lagers recipes.  Time to correct that mistake.  I’ll blame it on my excitement about the Lager guide.

I wanted to give a few examples of lager recipes to get you started in the lager world.  If you want to convert the different malt extracts to all-grain we do have a chart for that as well.

All of these recipes are good recipes for your first go at  lagers.   Other then the first recipe (The Sam Adams-ish brew), you’ll notice that these are pretty light lagers.  This was no mistake.  I wanted to have a variety of lighter lagers for the summer time.

Dark American Lager (Similar To Sam Adams)

8 oz Crystal 60L

8 oz Maris Otter

7 lbs Light Liquid Malt Extract

1.5 oz Tettnanger (45min)

.5 oz Hallertauer (15min)

.5 oz Hallertauer (5min)

WLP 838 Southern German Lager

OG: 1.054

FG: 1.011

SRM: 11

IBU: 24

ABV: 5.7%

Standard American Lager (This One Is Easy)

5 lbs Light Dry Malt Extract

1 lb Corn Sugar

.5 oz Willamette (60min)

.5 oz Willamette (10min)

WLP 840 American Lager

OG: 1.050

FG: 1.011

SRM: 2.36

IBU: 14

ABV: 5.1%

Easy Pils (Again Another Easy One)

5 lbs Extra Light Dry Malt Extract

2 oz Saaz (60min)

1 oz Saaz (2min)

WLP 800 Pilsner

OG: 1.045

FG: 1.010

SRM: 6

IBU: 40ish (depending on the alpha, ours is 2.8% – 3.0% but a lot of people are getting 5%ish for their saaz)

ABV: 4.6%

Light American Lager (Kinda Like Bud Light)

3 lbs Light Dry Malt Extract

2 lbs Corn Sugar

8 oz Rice Hulls

WLP 840 American Lager

OG: 1.045

FG: 1.004

SRM: 1.64

IBU: 12.1

ABV: 5.3%


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