Sam Adams bills most of its recipes as an American, East Coast adaptation of a European style. So, I'd say its fair to assume tha Boston Lager is in a category of its own. I get a fair amount of caramel as well.
Steep crystal in 1/2 gallon of 150f water for 20 min.Strain the grain and run 1/2 gallon of 150f water over the grains.Add enough water to get 1 1/2 gallons. Bring to a boil and remove from jeat. Add the Xtract,light DME, and bittering hops. Bring water to 2 1/2 gallond and boil for 45 min.Add flavor hops and irish moss. Boil for 13 min. and add the aroma hops.Boil for 2 more min. Remove from stove, cool,place in fermentor,and add enough water to make 5 gallons.Pitch yeast and ferment cool(55f).Rack to secondary and add the dry hops.
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