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Old 02-15-2010, 02:36 AM   #1
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My bother-in-law wants me to make him something similar to coors light? Any ideas?

I thought a 20 minute boil kit then water it down....
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Old 02-15-2010, 02:39 AM   #2
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I would just go buy him some Coors light :P Get it in the 5L mini keg and just tell him you refilled it. Don't forget to frost-brew it!

To be honest, it isn't worth the money, time or effort to recreate Coors light. Far cheaper to just buy it, just brew him something delicious and get him drinking ale.
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Old 02-15-2010, 02:40 AM   #3
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Just buy him a case.
Then, offer him some homebrew and get him acclimated to real beer taste...
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-The brewer's yeast ferments, and forgives, all that you did...(The Gourds, "Right in the Head")...

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Old 02-15-2010, 03:45 AM   #4
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i would try light lme or dme or 2row to an og of about 1050. if using extract, you might want to replace alittle with some corn sugar to make sure fg is low. if allgrain, just mash low.
.75oz of low aa hop like saaz or mt hood at 60mins
us05 or notty fermented in the 60s

probably wont be a coors light clone but i bet he'll still like it

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Old 02-15-2010, 03:48 AM   #5
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just make any lightly hopped ale, and top it off with seltzer.
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Old 02-15-2010, 03:56 AM   #6
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check out the american lager section in recipes and make him something good instead

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Old 02-15-2010, 04:03 AM   #7
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Look for a recipe which uses a lot of adjuncts in place of malt, that way you will end up with a substantial lack of flavor and body. Sugar and corn should be in there as fermentables.

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Old 02-15-2010, 04:53 AM   #8
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Instead of using DME or LME, use about 7 pounds of urine. Might work... Just saying.

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Old 02-15-2010, 05:20 AM   #9
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try this recipe:

which actually turns out a decent cream ale that is very similar to a lager. i prefer to increase the IBU and hop character, but if you do it as is, i'm sure he'll be able to drink a glass or two. i've also been not using the amylase enzyme, starting with a higher gravity to get me around 1.048. also, mash low and you'll get us-05 or notty to finish it dry 1.006-1.008.
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Old 02-15-2010, 05:44 AM   #10
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i would put a light ale in coors bottles to ease the transition...

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