American Lager Standard Refill

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PROFILE:

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.

FOR FANS OF:

Budweiser
Samuel Adams Boston Lager
Coors
Pabst Blue Ribbon
Rolling Rock

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

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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 #1 mark on the back.
  4. Pour the wort into the keg, and then bring the volume of the keg to the #2 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 65° and 75° F (18.3°-23.8° C) and out of direct sunlight. 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.
  7. You’ll ferment for 21 days total. 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

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Alcohol by volume: 5%
SRM (color): 3
IBU (Bitterness): 17
American Lager Standard Refill is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 41.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Turned Out Okay I was looking for a relatively-simple homebrew mix and this was that. Can't say it resembled the list of mass-marketed commercial beers noted in the description. The closest probably the S-A Boston Lager; certainly in the color (much more amber that SRM 3), though the flavor here was richer, malt-wise. (Not a bad flavor, though, just richer and fuller than the U.S. commercial varieties.) Giving it my personal grade of B-. It's okay, not great. May or may not try it again, since there are so many other varieties I must check out.
Date published: 2017-07-08
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 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 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 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 1 out of 5 by from A great basic beer Mine turned out a little bit sweet and very smooth. Reminds me of Killian's Red. I will make this one again.
Date published: 2017-09-28
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 Two Thumbs Up for American Lager! My daughter gave me my first Mr Beer kit as a Christmas present. She picked the American Lager and I’m so happy she did. I’ve never made beer before and although I was slightly concern how it would come out, I had my first sample of a bottle tonight and the quality, taste and color exceeds my expectations! The instruction provided with the kit were pretty clear to follow and I’d recommend any first time brewers read the instructions from start to finish before brewing so you know what must be done to make great beer, how long it takes and temperature guidelines for the bottling and fermenting. The great thing is, you don’t refrigerate it until a day or two before you want to drink it. The rest of the time you keep it in a cool dark place. I’m stoked how good it taste and it was made in my house! Thanks Mr Beer!
Date published: 2018-04-13
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