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Old 03-17-2006, 03:38 AM   #1
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Hello -

I am going to brew a light beer this weekend..something lighter...

I saw a quick recipe posted a while ago:
3 lb. Light liquid malt extract
2 lb. Extra Light DME
1 oz. Mt. Hood hops @ 5% AA boiled 60 min.
Wyeast #1007 German Ale yeast
...Might add some Crysral 20

Any thoughts?


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Old 03-18-2006, 10:00 AM   #2
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Nothing???Is a light beer

Okay


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Old 03-18-2006, 10:09 AM   #3
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Hey! That's my recipe! Actually it's loosely based on one in Al Korzonas's Homebrewing Vol. 1. As far as light, low alcohol beers go, I like it alot. The first batch of this I brewed sat in the seconary for a month, it came out very clear, and still carbonated well.

The second batch I brewed as a starter for a Belgian Tripel, so I substituted a Belgian yeast. Wow, it is NOT good. Amazing what a difference in flavor just by changing the yeast.

So brew it up, feel free to toss some crystal malt in there. Let me know how you like it.
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Old 03-18-2006, 02:33 PM   #4
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5 lbs of malt versus 6 lbs isn't that much lighter.

What was the OG and FG that you got when you brewed it?
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OG was 1.039, FG was 1.010.
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You can usally buy a light beer cheeper than you can make it. But i ve made one also. Turned out great. If you dont mind spending the money go for it. I used an american ale yeast in mine.
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Originally Posted by jro16
Hello -

I am going to brew a light beer this weekend..something lighter...

I saw a quick recipe posted a while ago:
3 lb. Light liquid malt extract
2 lb. Extra Light DME
1 oz. Mt. Hood hops @ 5% AA boiled 60 min.
Wyeast #1007 German Ale yeast
...Might add some Crysral 20

Any thoughts?


#1 Gone - Amber Ale (Success)
#2 Drinking - Pilsner Lager (ho..hum)
#3 Conditioning American Amber - (Sneak peek..Success - very hoppy..best yet)
#4 Secondary Fat Tire Clone (unsure)
#5 - Primary (Empty - Something Light)
What, no flavor hops?
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Went with a Vanilla Cream Ale instead.

2 vanilla beans in secondary, but very light none the less. OG was 1.048.

I sliced open the beans and scraped out the vanilla granuals from inside, then diced up the outer sheaths. Mixed it all together with a splash of vodka to sanatize/bring out the flavor in the vanilla. The mixture is sitting in the fridge until this weekend when I rack it.

I'm thinking of dry hopping too.

Does anyone have any experience with vanilla beans, am I gonna get any flavor from this?


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