DetailsAmerican Light 20 minute boil kit: This recipe is very similar to Budweiser. An ultra light body makes this recipe a sparkling summertime favorite. Our ingredients for this recipe include a 3 lb. 5 oz. Munton's American Light hopped can kit, 1 lb. extra light DME, 1/2 oz. Cascade aroma pellet hops, priming sugar and yeast.
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4.8 / 5.041 ReviewsVery Good !!Not sure what the other reviewer was saying about " strange flavors" but i for sure don't have any strange/off or weird flavors. This was my 6th batch that i have ever brewed. I followed the directions to a "T"._x000D__x000D_1) Standard kit w/ dry yeast_x000D_2) Primary Fermentation 1 week_x000D_3) Secondary Fermentation 1 week_x000D_4) Bottled for 9 days_x000D__x000D_I just pulled out a few to taste test to see how things were going and the beer tastes really good and it isn't even fully carbed yet. I will most definitely be ordering this beer again, no doubt about it!! Try this beer! Thanks midwest!October 26, 2010SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!this was my first brew so i was not sure what to expect but what i got was awesome it does not taste like a bud but i was glad because if i wanted a bud i would go buy a bud it s not to strong but not light will definitely be brewing againMarch 8, 2011Great for my light beer friends!I did this brew for my friends that dont like darker beers. Most of them like the Coors Light, Bud Light & Miller Lite. So I was looking for a lighter ale. They all seemed to really like this. Just wish I had another five gallons brewed already! It went quick.April 18, 2011Spotted CowDuring the last few minutes I added some flaked corn then removed the corn......It came out tasting just like Spotted Cow. Soooooo good.August 12, 2011Want a light beer? You won't be disapointed.Imagine Grain Belt Premium - only better! The beer was fantastic, smooth, light, crisp, lager-like by all means. And, in a side-by-side with Premo, this batch won. _x000D__x000D_This was my 23rd batch of homebrew and based on my father's choice for a birthday present, I was faced with a 20-min. boil kit(his favorite beer is High Life - not kidding). I'll admit, having mastered the majority of kits and styles, I was hesitant to revert back to a Mr. Beer-type brew. I was completely wrong and would do this kit again in a heartbeat. I did upgrade the yeast for an american ale smack pack (wyeast) in order to use the extra craftsmanship I had ..._x000D__x000D_The nice thing about this beer (besides a great tasting "light" american beer) is that it only takes a month from brew to drink. I definitely recommend as an in-between while doing the time consuming lagers/belgians.December 29, 2011Well worth itWell worth it. This was my first time brewing and it turned out great. Just a thought for anyone else doing this for the first time ... wait 2 weeks after you bottle. I was shocked how much the flavor changed in the 2 weeks after you bottle. Just so I'm clear this is very light as if Natural Light made Rolling rock. The flavor rocks ... will do again as this is a hit for my friends and neighbors.January 23, 2012GREAT EASY BEERThis was recieved very well by my friends and family._x000D_lets just say it was gone in just a few hours._x000D_the only downside was low alcohol content.February 9, 2012FANTASTICOK, let me begin by saying that I used to brew many many many years ago. I decided to get back into brewing after i got hooked on the TV show Moonshiners. I figured this was a much safer option. Back when I began brewing beer there wre no premade kits. You picked and chose your ingredients. For lack of time I decided to get back into brewing with a quick and easy "Beer in a Box" but not a MR BEER._x000D__x000D_This kit is everything that it says it is. Fantasic color, flavor, and aroma. I give this a big green light for first time, or even returning brewers. _x000D__x000D_Also, the people at Midwest are INCREDIBLE. Give them a call if you have any questions and they are right on the money with the answers._x000D__x000D_Best of luck to all and happy brewing!_x000D__x000D_February 17, 2012Better than other Light BeersOK! So I've become a 20 minute boil kit junkie, and this is the second time I've cooked this one up. I honestly thought I'd reveiwed it, but apparently hadn't, and to not do so is doing potential brewers a real disservice. This is one of my faves and I'll be brewing again in another month or so. I like the cascade hops which give that wonderful fresh, crisp summertime flavor to the beer, while the Muntons light LME, and Pilsen light DME do the rest. This beer is only light by definition since it's comparitively low in sugar to other beers, but there is definitely no sacrifice in flavor. A personal tip: I do not bag my hops. I dump them directly in the boil; and by leaving them in not only produces a better bodied beer, but yields a more complex intitial and final flavor to the beer (definitely recommend use of a secondary though). Breakdown and characteristics: Crisp, light body, very nice matching medium yellow appearance, good lacing, light malty introduction with smooth lightly hopped finish. Goes great with Brats and Burgers. Cheers!August 2, 2012Good but hoppiness surprised meMy batch was very light and easy to drink which is expected but it was also a lot more hoppy than I expected. I don't mind hoppy beers so i liked the taste but it was almost like a hoppy version of Grain Belt with a hint of Blue Moon. Overall a good beer. Almost everyone liked it. Not sure if using a muslin bag when adding your hops to the boil makes a difference but I threw the hops in as just and it came out hoppy. Maybe play it safe and use a bag.August 29, 2012
- Customer Q&A
Browse 2 questions Browse 2 questions and 2 answersWhat temperature does this recipe need to be fermented at?BEST ANSWER: I believe the yeast provided in the kit is normal ale yeast (although the packet isn't labeled as ale or lager yeast), so anything in the 65-75 F range should be good. I have brewed 2 batches of this kit so far, with fermentation temps between 67-69 F with very good results. Being a light beer drinker, this is the kit I like best so far, out of the 9 or 10 I've tried.I tried it and I'm not a huge cascade fan, any other suggestion of hops that might be more fitted to my taste?