American Lager (Basic recipe)


Recipe Impression

A very pale, highly-carbonated, light-bodied, well-attenuated lager with a very neutral flavor profile and low bitterness. Served very cold, it can be a very refreshing and thirst-quenching drink.

Related Style: American Lager

Batch size: 19 L // Brew method: All Grain // Recipe complex rating: Expert

Target Statistics
OG, P OG, sg FG, P FG, sg ABV, % IBU SRM
11.5 1.046 2.2 1.008 5.0 12 Yellow (3-4)
Grain % in bulk Size, kg
Pilsner malt 80.7 4.43
Raw Rice 19.3 1.06
Hops α, % Size, g AAU Add Boil, min
American Aroma Hops 4.0 20 3 Start 60
Extras Size, g


Yeasts Packs
American Lagers yeasts 2

Recipe description

The basic principle of brewing this beer is similar to American Light Lager: choosing ingredients with minimal malt and hop flavors, ensuring a clean fermentation by carefully controlling the temperature.

Single rest at 65C for 60 min

Use sufficient amount of Lager yeast (rehydrated in advance or o proper starter). 

Ferment at 10C

Mature at cold temperature at least for 4 weeks and allow it lagering well before bottling or drinking.

Carbonate from 2.5 to 3.0 volumes of CO2

Last updated on

June 1, 2023, 4:37 p.m.


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