Originally Posted by msa8967
When I make this recipe I let it stay in the primary for 2-3 weeks and I don't use a secondary. I also up the grain bill slightly to reach about 4% ABV. The first batch I kegged tasted a bit thin of the first 1-2 weeks while it was on the gas. I added a few oz of maltodextrine that I boiled in 1 cup of water to give it a bit more body. This "thin taste" is not the fault of the initial recipe but was most likely due to my brewing methods the first few times I made this.
Originally Posted by Scubajay
I'm not much of a lite beer drinker but I brewed this for friends that are. I brewed a 5 gal batch with 5.5 lbs pale 2 row 2.5 lbs flaked corn 1 lb flaked rice and .5 lb rice hulls. I used Safal 05 yest. I ended up with a pre boil gravity of 1.038 and a final gravity of 1.005. I left it in primary for 1 week and secoundary for 1 week kegged it on friday and tasted on sunday.
the problem is when I tasted the beer this morning it tasted really watery and the color was no where close to what I see on this thread. What could have gone wrong. I know it is a lite beer but on this thread I see a lot of people saying how much flaver it should have. Any imput would be helpfull.
Ive brewed this 3 times and have had success with this recipe. It doesnt vary much from BierMunchers, and its a house favorite. I bottle and its hard to keep on the shelf so this is a recipe thats in my regular rotation. My ABV comes in at 6%, but it's light, flavorful, and appeals to everyone.
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.056 SG
Estimated Color: 3.5 SRM
Estimated IBU: 16.4 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 75.9 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes
3 weeks in Primary
1 week in Secondary
3 weeks to condition (Gets better with age)
1.00 tbsp PH 5.2 Stabilizer (Mash 90.0 mins)
4.0 oz Rice Hulls (0.0 SRM)
7 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US
2 lbs Corn, Flaked
14.1 oz Rice, Flaked
8.0 oz Sugar, Table (Sucrose)
0.50 oz Crystal [3.50 %] - Boil 60.0 min
0.50 oz Willamette [5.50 %] - Boil 60.0 min
1.00 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 mins)
1.0 pkg Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05)