American Lager Standard Refill

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Rich golden color, an exceptionally well balanced full malt flavor, and mild bitterness with a subtle hint of finishing hop aroma. This beer is the perfect example of the typical American lager style, and is a great beer for all occasions.

If you like Budweiser, Samuel Adams Boston Lager, Coors, Pabst Blue Ribbon or Rolling Rock you will like this brew.

 

THIS PRODUCT INCLUDES:

  • 1 Can American Lager Brewing Extract
  • 1 Packet Dry Brewing Yeast (under lid of Brewing Extract)
  • 2 Booster™ Pouches
  • 1 Packet No-Rinse Cleanser

 

Additional Information


Flavor: Balanced

ABV (alc/vol): 5%

SRM (Color): 3

IBU (Bitterness): 17

These simple instructions will familiarize you with the basic brewing procedures of the Mr. Beer homebrewing kit using this refill. This refill will produce 8 liters of premium quality beer with approximately 5% alcohol by volume (ABV).


STEP 1: SANITIZING



Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions by visiting our help desk).


NOTE: BE SURE TO SANITIZE EVERYTHING THAT WILL COME INTO CONTACT WITH YOUR BEER.

STEP 2: BREWING



Brewing beer is the process of combining a starch source (in this case, a malt brewing extract) with yeast. Once combined, the yeast eats the sugars in the malt, producing alcohol and carbon dioxide (CO2). This process is called fermentation.

  1. Remove the yeast packet from under the lid of the can of Brewing Extract, then place the unopened can in hot tap water.
  2. Using the measuring cup, pour 4 cups of water into your clean 3-quart or larger pot. Bring water to a boil, and then remove from heat. Open the can of Brewing Extract and pour it into the hot water. Open Booster packets and slowly pour into hot mixture while stirring. Continue to stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented beer is called wort.
  3. Fill keg with cold tap water to the 4-quart mark on the back.
  4. Pour the wort into the keg, and then bring the volume of the keg to the 8.5-quart mark by adding more cold water. Stir vigorously with the spoon or whisk.
  5. Sprinkle the yeast packet into the keg, and screw on the lid. Do not stir.
  6. Put your keg in a location with a consistent temperature between 68°and 76° F (20°-25° C) and out of direct sunlight. Ferment for 14 days.

After approximately 24 hours, you will be able to see the fermentation process happening by shining a flashlight into the keg. You'll see the yeast in action in the wort. The liquid will be opaque and milky, you will see bubbles rising in the liquid, and there will be bubbles on the surface. 

Your fermentation will usually reach its peak in 2 to 5 days (this is also known as “high krausen”). You may see a layer of foam on top of the wort, and sediment will accumulate at the bottom of the fermenter. This is totally normal. Complete fermentation will take approximately 2 weeks.

After high krausen the foam and activity will subside and your batch will appear to be dormant. Your beer is still fermenting. The yeast is still at work slowly finishing the fermentation process.

Step 3: BOTTLING AND CARBONATING



Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions by visiting our help desk).

Flavor Profile

balanced-recipesFlavor Profile
Alcohol by volume: 5%
SRM (color): 3
IBU (Bitterness): 17

Food Pairings

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American Lager Standard Refill is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 2nd time brewer Being that this is only my second time brewing I think I will experiment a little. The first time I brewed I think I was to excited and just couldn't wait.... It turned out good and was drank in just a couple days. This time I am going to wait give it a little longer to ferment an extra week .. My advice to anyone trying it for the first time DON'T RUSH IT...
Date published: 2016-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The beer of beers I RECeIVED THIS AS A CHRISTMAS PRESENT 2016 Christmas, and I tell you it was the best present I got that year , even beat the jewelry I got. I had a get together and had great reviews from a lot of my guest, and two couples were even looking into purchasing themselves. I'm definitely a fan and a forever customer!
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent beer for summer. Years ago Mr. Beer had a refill called Cowboy Golden Lager. Unfortunately, it was discontinued. However, American Lager is very close in taste and smoothness. It's light and fresh, just perfect on a hot summer's day after mowing the yard. Better yet, enjoy it while mowing the yard.
Date published: 2016-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from getting it I also enjoyed this brew the condition doesn't take forever like some other brews great for beginners
Date published: 2016-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great brew I brewed this lager and the porter at the same time. I then mixed the two at bottling and came up wit a Black and Tan that is fantastic! The mix was about 65% lager and 45% porter which created an awesome balance and complexity between the two. I did bottle a few of each recipe and this lager is a really good staple. Would brew it again... Happy brewing!
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This brew always exceeds my expectations. This is tied for first on my all time favorites list! This lager is ALWAYS able to quench my thirst and satisfy my love of beer! Hoppy, malty, and never varies, unless I make it with honey for a changeup. Oatmeal Stout is tied for first for that warm feeling you get with delicious beer. Chocolately notes and coffee notes also make this a treat, also.
Date published: 2016-04-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Time confusion When making the direction on the package says to let it set for a week before bottling but in the video it says 2 weeks. Which is it? I let my Lager set the extra week and it turned out great but now I make the Honey Blonde Ale and want to be sure to give it the correct time. Anyone else done Honey yet?
Date published: 2016-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looking forward to the final reward! I received this order along with some other miscellaneous brewing items from Mr. Beer, and I am really looking forward to reaping the rewards of this batch. The order process was flawless. I'm like a kid in a candy store when it comes to perusing the Mr. Beer store.
Date published: 2016-01-07
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