Recipe: Northern Brewer This Beer’s For You American Lager

The most ubiquitous style of beer found in the US is the American Light Lager, and this is what many people simply know as “beer”. This recipe utilizes a clean foundation of base malt and then a significant percentage of rice is added to increase fermentable sugars without adding body or color. The result is a very pale, light-bodied and crisp lager with low bitterness and hop flavor featuring supreme drinkability. Perfect for warm weather, or any time you crave something light and refreshing.

Source: Northern Brewer

Beer Specifications

Beer Name:Northern Brewer This Beer’s For You American Lager
Beer Style:Lager
Recipe Type:All Grain
Pre-Boil Volume:6. gallons / 22.71 litres
Batch Size:5 gallons / 18.93 litres
Estimated SRM:3.4°
Estimated IBU:11
Estimated OG:1.051
Estimated FG:1.013
Estimated ABV:5%

Grain Bill/Fermentables

2Flaked Rice


0.7560 minHallertauer
0.252 minHallertauer


1Saflager S-23

Fermentation Schedule

14 daysPrimary
28 daysLager
14 daysBottle Conditioning


Mash Temperature:152°F / 66.7°C
Mash Time:60 min
Boil Duration:60 min

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