All American Gold - ARCHIVED

All American Gold - ARCHIVED is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 7.
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Looking for that classic lawnmower beer that just goes down icy cold on a hot, dry day? This is your beer! Pale, delicately balanced with traditional hops, refreshing and that salve that soothes the savage thirst.

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STORY:

When you think about what “all-American” means to you, some fond memories such as baseball games, picnics in the park, fireworks and apple pie might quickly come to mind. Now you can add this delicious brew to that list! This golden beauty is a classic “lawnmower” beer that goes down nice and easy on those hot summer days.

To learn more about Pale Ales or to help you decide which Pale Ale to brew next, check out our Pale Ale Recipe Guide.

PROFILE:

Pale, refreshing, and delicately balanced with traditional hops, this classic beer is the perfect beverage to drink ice cold on a hot day. The mildy floral Willamette hops compliment the light malts giving this beer the perfect balance. Light-bodied, but full of flavor, this beer will appeal to almost everyone.

SIMILAR TO: 

Boulevard Brewing – Pale Ale
Bell’s Brewing – Bell’s Pale Ale

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 1 Can Classic American Light Brewing Extract
  • 1 BrewMax DME Softpack - Pale
  • 1 Packet Dry Brewing Yeast (under lid of Brewing Extract)
  • 1 1/2 oz. Packet Willamette Pellet Hops
  • 1 Muslin Hop Sack
  • 1 Packet No-Rinse Cleanser

Additional Information


  • OG: 1.042 (approx.) -- FG: 1.011(approx.)
  • Flavor: Malty
  • ABV (alc/vol): 4.2%
  • SRM (Color): 3
  • IBU (Bitterness): 14
  • BJCP Style: 18. American Pale Ale - 18B. American Pale Ale

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew­ing Time

3 Weeks 3 Weeks 3 - 6 Weeks = 2 - 3 Months

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All American Gold Instructions

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 1 Can Classic American Light Brewing Extract
  • 1 BrewMax DME Softpack - Pale
  • 1 Packet Dry Brewing Yeast (under lid of Brewing Extract)
  • 1 1/2 oz. Packet Willamette Pellet Hops
  • 1 Muslin Hop Sack
  • 1 Packet No-Rinse Cleanser

Additional Information


  • OG: 1.042 (approx.) -- FG: 1.011(approx.)
  • Flavor: Malty
  • ABV (alc/vol): 4.2%
  • SRM (Color): 3
  • IBU (Bitterness): 14
  • BJCP Style: 18. American Pale Ale - 18B. American Pale Ale

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew­ing Time

3 Weeks 3 Weeks 3 - 6 Weeks = 2 - 3 Months

 

STEP 1: SANITIZING

Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions to download 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. Place pellet hops into the hop sack tying it closed, then trim away excess material.
    3. Using the measuring cup, pour 4 cups of water into your clean 3-quart or larger pot, then open the DME, and slowly sprinkle in half the DME (100gm) into the pan of cool water and stir to dissolve. Increase your heat to medium-high. Continue stirring constantly to keep the rising foam in check. If it begins to rise, pull the pan off the heat and lower the temperature slightly, continuing to stir until you hit the hot break which is where the foam has subsided and the solution is now safely boiling. Add in your hop sack, allow this mixture to boil for 5 minutes stirring constantly, then remove from heat. Slowly add the other half of the DME stirring vigorously to avoid clumping. 
    4. Open the Brewing Extract, and pour the contents into the hot mixture. Stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented beer is called wort.
    5. Fill keg with cold tap water to the 4-quart mark on the back.
    6. Pour the wort, including the hop sack, into the keg, and then bring the volume of the keg to the 8.5-quart mark by adding more cold water. You'll leave the hop sack in the wort for the duration of fermentation. Stir vigorously with the spoon or whisk. 
    7. Sprinkle the yeast packet into the keg, and screw on the lid. Do not stir. 
    8. Put your keg in a location with a consistent temperature between 68° and 76° F (20°-24° C), and out of direct sunlight. Ferment for 14 days.
    9. 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 to download by visiting our help desk.)

Rated 4 out of 5 by James from Great Balance of Flavor This was a great beer with balanced flavor. An easy brew to make, the All American Golden was an awesome beer to enjoy on a warm summer afternoon. This was the third brew I made and the first using a hopsack. As a novice brewer, I thought the additional level of difficulty (yeah, it wasn't difficult at all) would be of concern. But, if you can read directions, you can make beer. This is a must get.
Date published: 2015-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bob from Refreshing! I like lagers,and this is about as close as you can get without the hassle of lagering. One of my favorite recipes.
Date published: 2015-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mt50 from Surprisingly Good! I made this a little differently. Instead of DME I used LME since I had the deluxe refill. Also, I had some Nugget Hops which I added at the same time as the Willamette Hops (in a separate hop sack). I was careful to keep the temp cool through the fermentation. This turned out exactly what I was looking for, a clean, crisp, "lawnmower" type beer for hot summer days with a bit more hop flavor than a regular American lager. I will be making this again & again. Very tasty & refreshing.
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by JOHNATG from CLEAN AND CRISPY I BREWED THIS AS MY 4TH MR BEER BATCH . REALLY GOOD ! THE WILLAMETTE HOPS GIVE IT A NICE FINISH. I STEEPED THE HOPS FOR 5 MINUTES BEFORE ADDING EXTRACT. WILL MAKE AGAIN
Date published: 2016-08-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lila from Balanced American style lager We've made at least 3 batches of the "American Gold" version of this recipe (using Booster rather than DME). Typical American lager.
Date published: 2016-01-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ken the Brewer from Great taste This is my latest brew and first using the added hops. It turned out great and my tasters loved it.
Date published: 2016-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by urh684 from tasty brew Purchased this two months ago it is bottle conditioning now almost ready to drink yay.
Date published: 2016-04-12
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