DetailsThe name says it all. This recipe uses 2 lb. of Rice Solids, the same ingredient used by a brewery down in St. Louis, Missouri. Perfect for those who don't enjoy darker homebrews.
- 3.15 lb. Pilsen liquid malt extract
- 2 lb. Rice Syrup Solids
- 8 oz. Carapils® specialty grains
- .75 oz. Hallertau
- .75 oz. Hallertau aroma hops
- Fermentis Saflager S-23 Dry Yeast
- Priming sugar
- Muslin grain bag
- 3.15 lb. Pilsen liquid malt extract
- Details & Instructions
Beer Style American Lager Origin of Style USA Color Light Gravity Level Low Hop Rating (1-5) 1 Yeast Instructions Dry Yeast
4.8 / 5.027 ReviewsFerment Like AleHave made this a couple times and used Safeale US-05 and ferment like an ale. Lagered this for the first time and I have to say it's just as good if not better with the US-05. If you want this done about 3 months quicker try the US-05.January 20, 2013Amazing!3rd batch of home brew so far following a Hefe and Belgian Witbier. When I was about to brew I realized, "oh crap, I forgot lagers need to be cold fermented!" (don't have a fridge for this) So I called up Midwest and they said to get Safeale US-05 which makes something similar. Was pretty worried about how this would turn out. Fermented 2 weeks (don't use secondary, check out forums for reason why), tried after was in bottle for 1 week and absolutely incredible! Best home brew and best beer I've ever had! Been bottled for 2 weeks and it's getting even better! The only problem is that I can't stop drinking it!December 10, 2011Surprisingly goodMade this one a few years ago as my first lager, since my wife prefers the St. Louis brew over any other. Personally, I've never been able to stand the Missouri native, but this homemade version is one of my favorites. It's light and crisp, and everything the original was meant to be.May 18, 2011Great Beer!This is not Budweiser (which is my light beer) IT IS BETTER!_x000D__x000D_This kit was my 3rd brew and turned out fantastic. The slight citrus and mild hop flavor are so refreshing on a hot summer day. It's hard to not have more than one. Everyone I gave this beer to liked it, from light drinkers to Guinness fans.August 29, 2012it worksi used an ale yeast. could not really tell the diff from my friend that did it true lager. honestly it taste like bud does. so i didnt really like it. lol but its light and will give you a good buzz.September 29, 2012Great TasteThis is the first one that I tried and wasn't sure about what I was getting into, but I would say it was pleasant tasting and a big hit with others that wasn't sure about home brew. This one I will try again.November 2, 2010Everyones favoriteWith all the beers I've made, everyone likes this the best so far. Easy to make, but I do give it a full 3 mo. in secondary. Also use oxygen obsorbing caps. Grolsh bottles did not seem to work so well with 3rd batch, taking too long to carbonate. Can't wait to try to draft !!!December 30, 2010A great beginner lagerThis was a xmas present that my fiance bought me, and having no experience with beer making, was one of the better beers I've had. Very smooth, and a nice golden color. Virtually clear if left in the refrigerator 2 weeks after bottling, and letting it mature for about another week or two.February 16, 2011Great TastingThis was very pleasant tasting and a big hit with my friends. I put this on draft and its fantastic!!May 15, 2011When momma's happy, everybody is happyFirst batch I have brewed in a bit over 10 years. I hopped it much longer than the recipe calls for, but I like a hoppier brew. The wife has tried it and she really likes it. I do too. This should complement the wheat beer aging now. Just ordered the second kit for this one. It was a great choice.May 22, 2011
- Customer Q&A
Browse 6 questions Browse 6 questions and 32 answersDoes this kit come with yeast? And if not which do you recommend ? Thanks.BEST ANSWER: The kit comes with a lager yeast. In order to properly ferment this kit, you will need to ferment at a controlled 50-58 degree temperature with the lager yeast. If you don't own a temperature controlled fermenting unit you can buy one or just buy a packet of ale yeast and ferment at 68 degrees, but the taste will be slightly different.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: i don't think it is required, but it helps it taste better.
i kept mine cold for the entire ferment.
first and sec, and went long on the sec.
longer the better it taste like bud.
the only problem was it went in one day.
all my buds loved it.
peace.This is an extract kit yes?BEST ANSWER: Yes it is an extract kit. It is a lager so you will need some sort of fermentation temperature control and you will want to do a yeast starter if you use liquid yeast. I've brewed it a few times and it is a big hit with lighter beer drinkers and doesn't last long.Midwest recommends a 4 week secondary fermentation and lagering period for this kit, conducted at near freezing temperatures. What does that mean on the directions?BEST ANSWER: For secondary fermentation, since I don’t have a large freezer or anything to larger at near freezing temp, I use my basement floor. My basement is unfinished so sitting a carboy on the floor during the winter months works perfectly. Sadly, this means I can only make lagers a few months out of the year, which sucks because I like lagers more than ales. So ales for the rest of the year to give to my friends, and I stock pile my lagers during this time of the year.I still have airlock action (although slowing down) and I'm well into the 3rd week following pitch of Saflager S-23. Directions day 7 -14 days fermentation phase. Hydrometer reading at about 1.012. Can I milk some more alcohol out of this 5 gallon batch?BEST ANSWER: Robert as long as you still have bubling from the air lock the yeast is still working
I doubt you will get much more than 1.012. It should stop in another day anyway so you areon schedule.Does this kit make 5 gallons? (This bud's for you)BEST ANSWER: Yes - 5 gallons