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DrunkenSailor

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Ok, I know that I am going to be lambasted (or worse) here, but I need to come up with a recipe for Coors Lite. I have had a kegerator for the last 6-8 years and have mostly kept Coors Lite in it. I have only been home brewing for a few months and have always enjoyed the flavor of more "robust" beers. However I have several friends and unfortunately family members that are "woosies" and will only drink "yellow beer". I would like to be able to brew up and keg a good beer for them that I would also enjoy. I am ready to do my first AG and would like to do a "Coors Lite" style. Any input would be appreciated. A benifit to this for ME would be that I can free up the kegerator space for about 4 cornies instead of 1 keg!!
 

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Look for American Lite Hybrid. Most of them use rice syrup as 20-40% of the fermentables. It's a tough style for AG homebrewers, as the mash requires close temperature control to maximize the fermentables. Also, BMC are lagers, not ales.

Why not try a Mild?
 
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david_42 said:
Look for American Lite Hybrid. Most of them use rice syrup as 20-40% of the fermentables. It's a tough style for AG homebrewers, as the mash requires close temperature control to maximize the fermentables. Also, BMC are lagers, not ales.

Why not try a Mild?
Thanks. I'll search for the American Lite Hybrid. I do have the equipment to lager if need be.
 

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Bobby_M said:
F rice. Seriously, just make an all malt blonde ale.

7lbs two row
1/2 oz Centennial at 60min
1/2 oz Centennial at 0min
Safale S-05.

+100,000,000

Make a blonde and sway some of the unfortunates!
 

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Or you could just put water in the keg with a little bit of yellow food coloring.


j/k :D


I agree with the other posters, make a blonde ale.
 

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Try a blonde ale, cream ale, or mild. They'll be easier and more fun to brew. I think they'll please BMC drinkers, and will help edge them into more flavorful brews.
 

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Aren't there like 7.5 gallon kegs available for the BMC beers that are about the diameter of a cornie? Ideally, yes do a blonde ale, but there will always be those fam./friends that gotta have their silver bullet.
Whenever I watch my BIL drink one I imagine him imagining that he is in one of those beach party sexy commercials. Comical if you know my BIL.
 
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clindt said:
Or you could just put water in the keg with a little bit of yellow food coloring.


j/k :D


Not a bad idea, sounds like a recipe I could master. How do I get the aluminum can taste?

I'm searching for an American Blond. Thanks for all the input.
 
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I would prefer AG. But not opposed to a good extract recipe. The main purpose of this is for me to find a recipe I can duplicate with relative ease, this would be a staple in my bar for those unfortunate friends/relatives with little or no taste (in beer that is).
 
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