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Old 07-14-2008, 04:42 PM   #1
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I just brewed my first batch of beer last week and I'm going to start another soon. I was wondering what extract kit would be similar to a Yuengling Lager. It's hot enough here the I could probably only brew with ale yeast (68F) but I'd be happy with something close.

 
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Old 07-14-2008, 04:48 PM   #2
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Annapolis homebrew has a kit (scroll down to the "Pennsylvania Lager"). I've never made it, but I've never seen Yuengling Lager clone kit anywhere else.
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Old 07-14-2008, 04:53 PM   #3
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I have made it a few times and it came out pretty damn good each time....

 
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I have made it a few times and it came out pretty damn good each time....
Does it ferment as an ale, or do you have to lager it?
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You have to lager it...

Hopefully if it's an AG kit, they give you a lot of corn grits, since that is the bae grain in that beer
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Old 07-15-2008, 02:45 AM   #6
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I had to run to the LHBS to get the right size tubing to rack my first batch into the secondary so I just got the Brewers Best English Brown Ale. Anyone tried it? How is it. Any tips for making it? It's only my second batch so I've never added the steeping grains or anything before.

 
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I had to run to the LHBS to get the right size tubing to rack my first batch into the secondary so I just got the Brewers Best English Brown Ale. Anyone tried it? How is it. Any tips for making it? It's only my second batch so I've never added the steeping grains or anything before.
I've made that a couple of times. I think it was one of my first kits.

Follow the directions in the kit exactly- they are very good directions and make a very nice drinkable brown ale.
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Does it ferment as an ale, or do you have to lager it?
We brewed it in the winter and fermented it in a ~58 basement and it came out really good and we just did the extract with steeping grains.

 
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:56 AM   #9
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Annapolis homebrew has a kit (scroll down to the "Pennsylvania Lager"). I've never made it, but I've never seen Yuengling Lager clone kit anywhere else.
Though I've never had any problems, and I've never heard of anyone having problems with them, the description of the kit is wrong on several different levels. I'm surprised they just made sh!t up and put it on their website. Here's the text:

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Do you like Yuengling Lager? We developed Pennsylvania Lager in response to the incredible rise in popularity of this historic microbrew. This recipe has more color and flavor than the beers from the big American megabreweries. We use a special combination of barley malt extract, rice, and premium hops to make this recipe. While this is a great beer all by itself, you can brew Pennsylvania Lager and Pennsylvania Porter to combine them in the glass for authentic Black & Tan. Real Black & Tan flavor is derived from the combination of a lager and an ale, so you must ferment two separate beers to get it right. You can also choose to combine the two beers at bottling time to create Black & Tan in each bottle.
First, Yuengling Traditional Lager uses corn grits, not rice, as the adjunct.

Second, Yuengling Porter is a lager, and has been since the 1840s.

Third, the pre-packaged Yuengling Black & Tan is a mix of Premium and Porter, not Traditional Lager and Porter. The traditional, self-mixed black & tan from which the brewery formulated the pre-packaged version was made from Lord Chesterfield Ale and Porter. "Real Black & Tan flavor" in fact depends on whether you're in your sixties and frequented the right bars in Philadelphia or you're a fan of the modern Black & Tan.

I guess they're right, in a backhanded sort of way; black & tan is a combination of ale & lager. It's just that, with a Harp & Guinness b&t, the light beer is the lager, and with the old-school Yuengling Chesterfield/Porter b&t, the lager is the dark beer.

Anyhow, have fun!

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Old 07-15-2008, 11:44 AM   #10
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Just curious as to why? the kit I didn't look but I am guessing would run around $30 + for a 5 gallon batch

I can get a 1/2 Barrel keg (15 gals right?) for $60 at the grocery store.. are you in an area yuengling is not readily available?
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