DetailsThe name says it all. This recipe uses 2 lbs. of Flaked Rice, the same ingredient used by a brewery down in St. Louis, Missouri. Perfect for those who don't enjoy darker homebrews.
Ingredients: 6 lbs, Domestic 6-Row Barley, 2 lbs. Flaked Rice, 8 oz. Carapils®, hops, priming sugar, and yeast.
- Details & Instructions
4.9 / 5.011 ReviewsEasy to make!This was actually my first all grain and first lager. (I guess if your gonna do it, might as well go for broke!) It turned out Excellent!!! Very easy to ferment, considering i had a temperature controller for the fridge, and it was a big hit with the non-homebrew drinkers. If you're looking for a recipe to share with friends that don't believe homebrew can taste "like a real beer" (A commercial beer) this will blow away there taste buds! Truly a head turning homebrew to share with people who haven't been introduced to the world of homebrewing. Thanks Midwest!December 5, 2010Great sweet tasteIf you follow the directions in ferment it in cool temperature you will get a very smooth sweet tasting beer. I actually like it better than the store bought BudNovember 17, 2010Just what a American lager drinker likesAfter jumping into homebrewing with an all grain recipe and making a few mistakes in the process. I think the beer turned out very good. My wife likes it and she's not a big beer drinker. I'm not afraid to let my friends try it,all are American lager drinkers.December 7, 2010easy to makefirst time brewing beer built my own brewtree,fermenting setup and kegging setup.the beer turned out excellent,better than brewery made.November 11, 2011excellent BeerI have brewed this recipe 4 times it was excellent every time. my friends say it is as good or better than the commercial brewApril 10, 2012Light laggerThe flaked rice definately helps make the beer lighter. As far as being a Bud clone, it's not. But it still tastes good. We love drinking this during the NBA playoffs.June 18, 2013Everyone likes itThis is a fine drinkable beer that anyone can enjoy. Its not heavy and has more taste than Bud. I brew this one every winter and will do so again this winter.September 29, 2013Great session beerIts a good beer for when friends come over and we are having a drinking session. Not too heavy and it does have some flavor. Even non-beer drinkers like it. Done right its a good kit. Done wrong and you have butter flavored beer.October 14, 2013Friends like itI made this kit especially to introduce friends to my home brew. Gradually expose them to more and more. The beer is ok, the tricky part is the temperature control. I pitched into 50F wort and kept it there for a few weeks. that way I don't need a Diacetyl rest.December 22, 2013Great session beerYou know what? It doesn't taste like Bud, but I like it, and so do my friends who always drink up my beer as fast as I can brew it. A good light lager that you can offer anyone.February 6, 2014
- Customer Q&A
Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 23 answersIf I'm a beginner, but have done alot of research could I start out with this brew? I'm just not into the dark beers...BEST ANSWER: I wish I would have started the all grain process right off the bat myself but I have to say doing a few extract brews just to get the rhythm of things was very helpful. If you have the all grain equipment and a good understanding of the lagering process give it a whirl. Just follow the directions and don't forget to go through the diacetyl rest and be patient. I have sampled this beer at the 3 weeks secondary minimum and it was good but I next let it go for 6 weeks and then a 12 week secondary and it was even better and better. Cheers!Require secondary? As I have seen at least one review saying its not required. I have the equipment needed, although this is my first lager.BEST ANSWER: It's definitely more of an appearance thing. The secondary will clear everything up per the style but the alcohol content and taste will be fine for a first go at it. The most important thing is using enough yeast and not shocking it cold too early before the gravity has fallen. Give it more time before the lowest lagering temp (best to measure the gravity with a refractometer to be sure). Also the "diacetyl rest" (hold just below room temp for a couple days) at the end can help clear up the taste as well.How much finished product does this kit produce?BEST ANSWER: Clint,
Thank you for your question. This kit produces a 5 gallon batch of beer.