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Old 11-28-2013, 08:18 AM   #1
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Default Ok, please dont kill the newbie……….Coors Light...

Anyone got a Coors light type beer recipe that is an ale?

I got a good friend that LOVES Coors Light. I use to drink that crap too untill I found craft beer.

With saying that, I would love to brew a super light "lager" (really an ale) that could pass for a Coors light. Is this possible?



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Old 11-28-2013, 08:26 AM   #2
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Liberty pale ale recipe. Use ag or extract. Fement 2 weeks. During bottling add priming sugar and k9p. Will taste alot like coors. RDWHAHB



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Old 11-28-2013, 09:23 AM   #3
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Anyone got a Coors light type beer recipe that is an ale?

I got a good friend that LOVES Coors Light. I use to drink that crap too untill I found craft beer.

With saying that, I would love to brew a super light "lager" (really an ale) that could pass for a Coors light. Is this possible?
If you don't have the ability to ferment at the temperature lager yeasts like, try a Kölsch strain. At the lower end of its range it will give some nice lager-y flavours.
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My opinion is that you will not be able to get close with an ale yeast.
I don't associate Coors with any hop flavor/bitterness and usting these it will be noticable different.

I think the closest would be a lager with corn as an adjuct and extremely lightly hopped.

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Old 11-28-2013, 11:07 AM   #5
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I second the Kölsch yeast recommendation. It gets nice and dry like a lager, and also throws some faint sulfur aromas that lend itself to seeming like a lager. You could use all pils, or add a little bit of Munich as well. Keep your IBU's low with a 60 and a 30 minute addition.

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Light lagers are probably one of the toughest styles to brew, despite the near constant busting on these beers from forum members who have their noses stuck in the air...

I mention this only because you state you are a newbie, this style is tough for experienced brewers...it would be pretty far out of your reach if you don't have things like temp control, good process, good yeast management, etc.

My recommendation is to buy a 30 pack of Coors and save yourself alot of trouble.

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Light lagers are probably one of the toughest styles to brew, despite the near constant busting on these beers from forum members who have their noses stuck in the air...

I mention this only because you state you are a newbie, this style is tough for experienced brewers...it would be pretty far out of your reach if you don't have things like temp control, good process, good yeast management, etc.

My recommendation is to buy a 30 pack of Coors and save yourself alot of trouble.
Or a couple bottles of hydrogen peroxide

Check out Biermuncher's Cream of 3 Crops or Yooper's Fizzy yellow beer recipes. Neither are lagers but they are very light and flavorful ales.
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Try a "hybrid" light ale using this yeast:

A unique lager strain which has the ability to ferment up to 65 degrees while retaining lager characteristics. Can also be fermented down to 50 degrees for production of marzens, pilsners and other style lagers.

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Check out this well-thought out Miller lite clone for some pointers. I think the key points are a long/low temp mash to increase fermentability and most importantly, add amylase enzyme during a secondary fermentation to break down the more complex carbs and allow the yeast to ferment it way down to the level of a light beer. That's how the beer companies make it.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f62/miller-lite-really-triple-hopped-123937/

I don't like Coors light, but I do like a challenge. Good luck!

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Or a couple bottles of hydrogen peroxide

Check out Biermuncher's Cream of 3 Crops or Yooper's Fizzy yellow beer recipes. Neither are lagers but they are very light and flavorful ales.
My wife likes cream of three crops and she's a miller light drinker. Very light


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