In a Craigs List purchase of some equipment, (6 Gal Carboy, some thermometers, books, Hydrometer, and a cool Termometor holder) I found a can of Mountmeiick Light Lager. This can was dated 5/96 on the bottom. The yeast pack was gone but the can was in good shape. So I decided to "Brew" it, calling is a "CL Honey Lager" in Beersmith as I used the can and a Couple Pounds of honey and some Corn Suger to up it to a 5 gallon brew from the 3.6 gal. recipe.
Today I set up the kettle and opened the can. The extract smelled and tasted fine, just way, way, did I saw way?? darker than a Light Lager kit should be. I scaled the recipe up from the 3.6 gallon to a 5 gallon recipe below...
4 lbs Mountleiick Light Lager
2 lbs Clover Honey
5.0 oz Corn Sugar (Dextrose)
Boiled above 30 min.
1.00 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 17.0 mins)
1.00 oz Cascade [8.90 %] - Boil 2.0 min
1.00 oz Saaz [2.60 %] - Boil 2.0 min
Cooled it in from 212° to 65° in 12 mins. SG was 1.045
Used a WLP810 San Francisco Lager Yeast (with no starter) to take advanatge of the 60° constant temperature of my downstairs to Ferment and Lager condition. Tasted fine when I sampled the spample taken for the SG, will be a little over a month before I call it done. Will be a $12.00/recipe when said and done. I'm actually looking forward to this!