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Old 11-01-2011, 03:44 AM   #1
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Default Extract - Free Beer!! - How to make it...

Recipe Type: Extract
Yeast: Fermentus S-05
Yeast Starter: None
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: None
Batch Size (Gallons): 5
Original Gravity: 1.030
Final Gravity: 1.000
IBU: 20
Boiling Time (Minutes): 30
Color: 4
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 7 days 68F
Additional Fermentation: Secondary to 1.000
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 days 68F
Tasting Notes: Tastes like light fizzy yellow beer, who cares if its free!!!

OK this was an accident. I went to the LHBS and got a 3.3lb of light "HOPPED" extract by mistake. I wanted regular light extract. Unfortunately, I figured this out once I got home. I was saying choice words when I discovered this.

I live about 45 miles from the place, I don't go there often since I do mail order or hit Northern Brewer when I'm in Milwaukee...

Anyhow, so I decided to use it to make cheap swill, use no hops and have a short boil. I had a pound of clover honey on hand so I decided to make a batch of give-away beer.

Its very simple and dirt cheap! Cost me $12.95 for extract and $3.00 for the honey ~ $16.00 for two cases of swill. Its totally balanced, no hop taste or aroma, no bitterness what so ever. Very drinkable for the masses.

  1. It takes 2.5 gallons of boil water.
  2. Bring it to a boil.
  3. Kill the heat.
  4. Add the Light hopped extract and honey. Stir well
  5. Bring it to a boil again.
  6. Boil 30 minutes
  7. At 5 minutes left add Irish Moss
  8. Chill Fast
  9. Add Top-off water (Wal-mart Distilled Water)
  10. Pitch Yeast.
  11. Ferment 7 days
  12. Rack to Secondary with Amylase Enzyme
  13. Wait 14 days.
  14. Bottle or Keg.

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BJCP Style and Style Guidelines
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01-A Light Lager, Lite American Lager

Min OG: 1.030 Max OG: 1.040
Min IBU: 8 Max IBU: 12
Min Clr: 2 Max Clr: 3 Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal): 5.00 Wort Size (Gal): 5.00
Total Extract (Lbs): 4.30
Anticipated OG: 1.031 Plato: 7.93
Anticipated SRM: 4.1
Anticipated IBU: 20.1
Wort Boil Time: 30 Minutes

Pre-Boil Amounts
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Evaporation Rate: 18.00 Percent Per Hour
Pre-Boil Wort Size: 5.49 Gal
Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.029 SG 7.23 Plato


Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Extract SRM
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
76.7 3.30 lbs. Generic Hopped LME - Light Generic 1.023 7
23.3 1.00 lbs. Honey 1.008 0

Exract represented as SG.


Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
0.00 oz. Hopped Extract 8.00 20.1 30 min.


Extras

Amount Name Type Time
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
1.00 Tsp Irish Moss 5 minutes
1.00 Tsp Amylase Enzyme Other 14 Days( Secondary fermenter)


Yeast
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Fermentis US-05 Safale
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Default This is what free beer looks like....


Right from the keezer.... These have condensation, the beer is crystal clear.

Remarkably this is a very easy beer for a beginner or somebody who needs swill beer for beer-pong or the Super-Bowl Party. Not a lot of time or money required for this one.



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I think I'm going to try this as my second beer.

What is the amylase enzyme for? Can I skip it? Same with the Irish Moss?

Also, I'm not too close to a proper HBS, should I double up the ale yeast I can get locally? What would doubling the yeast do?

Lastly, I'm liking the single fermentation technique I see a lot on here, did you do a secondary to clear the beer or for any other reason?

I'm looking for something light and super drinkable for the wife and for my buddies to consume in mass quantities. This seems a pretty simple set up to pipeline with.

Thanks for sharing!

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I think I'm going to try this as my second beer.

What is the amylase enzyme for? Can I skip it? Same with the Irish Moss?

Also, I'm not too close to a proper HBS, should I double up the ale yeast I can get locally? What would doubling the yeast do?

Lastly, I'm liking the single fermentation technique I see a lot on here, did you do a secondary to clear the beer or for any other reason?

I'm looking for something light and super drinkable for the wife and for my buddies to consume in mass quantities. This seems a pretty simple set up to pipeline with.

Thanks for sharing!
The amylase enzyme (AE) is to dry out the beer and help lighten the body and mouthfeel. No dont skip the AE.

Irish Moss is used to coagulate proteins, so it helps with clarity of the beer. Removing these prevents chill-haze.

Doubling the yeast s NOT necessary. Doubling the yeast is helpful for high gravity beers, beers with a high amount of alcohol. Gets the ferment going good faster.

The secondary is also for clearing and for reducing sediment. Not to mention as a means to add the AE.

This recipe is for making cheap swill that the light beer crowd would like drinking. Cheap enough to make that it doesn't make you feel bad when somebody leaves a half glass when they switch to whiskey.
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I don't get the free part, but it sounds like good session beer.

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I don't get the free part, but it sounds like good session beer.
The free part has to do that I intend to give it away to company that want to drink light beer.
Also thinking about the holidays. That's it, not much cost, time or effort for this beer. Therefore it won't feel as if I'm giving away my first born child.
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Good. Fast. Right. Pick two of the three.
Just saying.
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Good is relative term. What's the benchmark? In this case whoever makes makes an ultralight ale, closest to super light BMC lagers. I will say its good for light beer drinkers.

Fast being the same concept.

In this case, this beer has a short brew day. Other than that, nothing about it is fast.
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