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Old 01-14-2013, 02:02 AM   #1
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I owe my buddy big! All he will take is 5 gallons of my best Coors Light clone. I have never even thought about trying this as I don't like it and I know it's difficult but like I said my buddy got me out from between a rock and a hard place. At least at these temps a lager should be pretty easy! Any idea how to clone this one guys?

 
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:06 AM   #2
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Just go buy him a case for like 15 bucks or whatever it cost.

 
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:11 AM   #3
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I owe my buddy big! All he will take is 5 gallons of my best Coors Light clone. I have never even thought about trying this as I don't like it and I know it's difficult but like I said my buddy got me out from between a rock and a hard place. At least at these temps a lager should be pretty easy! Any idea how to clone this one guys?
The haters will hate.

if you search through the recipe section there are some decent light lager recipes. Though fair warning they are one of the tougher styles to master.

Edit: quick search gives us a extract brew. Seems kind of far off from actual Coors but might be enough to please your friend.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/coor...e-look-230070/
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:33 AM   #4
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Good luck....American Light Lagers are extremely hard to brew. You are trying to brew a beer that is crystal clear and has virtually no flavor. That means ANY flaw will be stick out like a sore thumb. Why not try something like a Cream Ale instead?
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:44 AM   #5
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Good luck friend. This is truly a monumental task. I have been reasearching other peoples attempts and what is written about it it seems to me tvst you should shoot for a low og, like 1030s or so. Very low ibus, like less than 10. People seem to get good results with severely overpitching yeast. Ferment very cold but do a d rest and If you have the means I recommend filtering through a very very fine filter and force carbing. This is a style I have given slot if time to researching and planning but gave only tried once. I intend to give It a go again very soon. Good luck
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:44 AM   #6
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Basic Brewing Radio did a very nice very light baby beer: http://ec.libsyn.com/p/2/7/9/2796ce6...8&c_id=4987139

I've made it several times, and it really is good.

 
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:16 PM   #7
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You will need to mash low and maybe step mash if you can. Coors light cans float in water so it probably finishes below 1.00. I would try to find a lager yeast that has a very slight pear and or red apple ester. To me, that's what makes Coors Light's flavor unique among the light beers. Good luck. Post your results.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:43 PM   #8
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OG: ~1.032
FG: ~1.000
66% 6-row barley
33% rice
~8 IBUs
Beano in primary

 
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:53 PM   #9
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You will need to mash low and maybe step mash if you can. Coors light cans float in water so it probably finishes below 1.00. I would try to find a lager yeast that has a very slight pear and or red apple ester. To me, that's what makes Coors Light's flavor unique among the light beers. Good luck. Post your results.
Edumacate me, please. What does FG have to do with a can floating in water that something like, I dunno, carbonation doesn't explain?

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Old 01-14-2013, 08:53 PM   #10
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Use some corn as an adjunct. Mash on the low side. Use some beano or amyloglucosidase. Lots of clean lager yeast (Am. Lager?) and pitch/ferm on the cold side of the recommended temp.

Really though, I'm all for experimentation, so more power to you. If I was to use up a brew session in this extreme sense (I wouldn't - why not make a Dortmunder? ), I'd skip the beano and make Coors orig.

 
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