Recipes - Golden Lager
A light, refreshing, hoppy, amber lager which is great for summer drinking. Best served chilled from the bottle and will benefit from secondary cold fermentation although we have had great results without this.
This recipe uses the malt extract technique for brewing and will produce 5 gallons (40 Pints).
25 Litre Brewing Bin + Lid
You will also need a large pan (big enough to boil 6 litres of water) and a strainer.
113grm Northern Brewer hops
2 x 1.5kg liquid light malt extract
175ml Corn sugar or 300ml Dried malt extract for bottling.
Approx 21 Litres of bottled water.
Sanitise and rinse all equipment.
Bring 6 litres of water to the boil and add the malt extract and 40g of the hops. Boil for 1 hour. Add 15g of hops and boil for a further 2 minutes. Add 8 litres of water to the fermenting bin then strain the boiled liquid into the water. Top up the fermenting bin to 5 gallon mark. Ideally pouring the remaining water through the strainer to extract maximum flavour from the hops. Add the yeast when the liquid has cooled, if in doubt use a thermometer to check the temperature. Take a hydrometer reading and record starting gravity. Place a clean tea towel over the top of the fermenting bin then place the lid loosley on top. Move to a suitable area in the house and leave until fermentation is complete. This beer will benefit from a secondary fermentation in a closed container for 2/3 weeks at 10C but we have had great results omitting this and bottling after fermentation.
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