Home Brew Forums

Home Brew Forums (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/forum.php)
-   Beginners Beer Brewing Forum (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/)
-   -   Is there such a thing as a good, light beer? (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/there-such-thing-good-light-beer-154994/)

impatient 01-04-2010 03:00 AM

Is there such a thing as a good, light beer?
 
I would like to brew something low on the caloric scale that does not taste plain like "Coors Light".

Can this be done?

Has this been done around here?

Grizzlybrew 01-04-2010 03:05 AM

I hope you're prepared for the onslaught. You know people can be pretty fanatical around here (and that includes light beers)...

Kidding aside, I haven't brewed any "light" beers yet, but I imagine something dark and roasty but dry. Guiness draught = 126 calories/12 oz - Bud Light = 110

Nurmey 01-04-2010 03:08 AM

I remember a thread about it and Forrest posting a recipe he has for it. I can't for the life of me remember a keyword to give you to search. :(

impatient 01-04-2010 03:11 AM

I am just seeing what I ideas people can come up with. I already limit myself to 2 or less a day. I always brew big beers with around 300 calories a bottle.

The doc says he would like to see me drop 30 pounds. Easier said then done, after 30 that is.

Nurmey 01-04-2010 03:13 AM

Maybe if we say Austin Hombrew Supply Austin Homebrew Supply Austin Homebrew Supply three times, Forrest will pop up.

Yooper 01-04-2010 03:19 AM

I've never tried to brew a low calorie beer, but my cream ale has 229/pint and my fizzy yellow beer has 237 a pint. That could probably be reduced by using less malt (for a lower OG) and still provide plenty of flavor.

If you make a beer with an OG of 1.040 or so, using 7 pounds of pilsner malt and 1 pound of corn sugar for a 5 gallon batch, the calories would be about 175 per pint.

impatient 01-04-2010 03:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YooperBrew (Post 1782545)
I've never tried to brew a low calorie beer, but my cream ale has 229/pint and my fizzy yellow beer has 237 a pint. That could probably be reduced by using less malt (for a lower OG) and still provide plenty of flavor.

If you make a beer with an OG of 1.040 or so, using 7 pounds of pilsner malt and 1 pound of corn sugar for a 5 gallon batch, the calories would be about 175 per pint.

1 lb of corn sugar! Houston we have a problem.

slouch 01-04-2010 03:23 AM

I brew in the mid thirties (1.03ish) to the mid forties (1.04ish) all the time with great results.

You can get plenty of flavor in that gravity, and have a nice refreshing brew.

impatient 01-04-2010 03:25 AM

What is the highest attenuating yeast?

coryforsenate 01-04-2010 04:49 AM

WLP550 has a listed attenuation of 78-85%.


All times are GMT. The time now is 04:37 AM.

Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.