Bohemian Bronze Amber Ale-Archived

Bohemian Bronze Amber Ale-Archived is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 8.
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The perfect thirst quencher during the summer and even into the Oktoberfest months, this bronzed brew will keep the festivities in high spirits. Just enough malt to keep it light with a punch of clean, floral hops for that crisp bite. This beer is sure to be a crowd pleaser for any occasion.

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What You Get

1 Oktoberfest Lager Brewing Extract (HME)

1 Packet of Dry Brewing Yeast (Under the Lid of the Brewing Extract)

1 Packet of BrewMax LME Pale

2 Packets of BrewMax Booster

1 Packet of Palisade Pellet Hops

1 Hop Sack

1 Packet of No-Rinse Cleanser

For Fans Of

Bells Amber Ale

Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale

Brew Specs

Flavor: Malty

Original Gravity: 1.061

Final Gravity: 1.014

ABV: 6.2%

SRM: (Color): 11

IBU: (Bitterness): 21


STEP 1: Sanitizing

Cleaning is one of the most important steps in brewing. It kills microscopic bacteria, wild yeast and molds that may cause off-flavors in your beer. Make certain to clean all equipment that comes in contact with your beer by following the directions below:

1. Fill clean keg with warm water to line mark 1 on the back, then add ½ pack (about 1 tablespoon) of No-Rinse Cleanser and stir until dissolved. Once dissolved, the solution is ready to use. Save the remaining ½ of No-Rinse Cleanser because you will need it for bottling.

2.Screw on lid and swirl the keg so that the cleaning solution makes contact with the entire interior of the keg, including the underside of the lid. Note that the ventilation notches under the lid may leak solution. Allow to sit for at least 2 minutes and swirl again.

3.To clean the spigot, open it fully and allow liquid to flow for 5 seconds and then close.

4.Pour the rest of the solution from the keg into a large bowl. Place your spoon/whisk, can opener and measuring cup into the bowl to keep them cleaned throughout the brewing process. Leave them immersed for at least 2 minutes in cleaning solution prior to using.

5.After all surfaces have been thoroughly cleaned, do not rinse or dry the keg or utensils. Return lid to top of keg, proceed immediately to 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 and BrewMax LME in hot tap water.

2. Place the packet of 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. Sprinkle in the 2 packets of Booster and stir until dissolved. Bring this mixture to a boil, add in your hop sack, then remove from heat.

4. Open the can of Brewing Extract and BrewMax LME and pour the contents into the hot mixture in your pot. Stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented beer is called wort.

5. Fill your fermenter with cold tap water to the mark 1 on the back. If using any other fermenter this would be approximately 1 gallon of water.

6. Pour the wort into your fermenter, and then bring the volume of the fermenter to mark 2 by adding more cold water. (If you have a different fermenter top it off with cold water to the 8.5-liter mark).

7. Stir your wort mixture vigorously with your sanitized spoon or whisk.

8. Sprinkle the yeast packet into the keg, and screw on the lid. Do not stir.

Put your fermenter in a location with a consistent temperature between 68° and 78° F (20°-25° C), and out of direct sunlight. Ferment for 21 days.

STEP 3: Bottling & Carbonating

After 21 days, taste a small sample to determine if the beer is fully fermented and ready to bottle. If it tastes like flat beer, it is ready. If it’s sweet, then it’s not ready. Let it ferment for 3 more days (24 total). At this point it is time to bottle. Do not let it sit in the fermenter for longer than 24 days total.

1.When your beer is ready to bottle, fill a 1-gallon container with warm water, then add the remaining ½ pack of the No-Rinse Cleanser and stir until dissolved. Once dissolved, it is ready to use.

2.Distribute the cleaning solution equally among the bottles. Screw on caps (or cover with metal cap if using glass bottles) and shake bottles vigorously. Allow to sit 10 minutes, then shake the bottles again. Remove caps and empty all cleaning solution into a large bowl. Use this solution to clean any other equipment you may be using for bottling. Do not rinse.

3.Add 2 Carbonation Drops to each 740-mL bottle. For 1-liter bottles, add 2 ½ drops; for ½-liter bottles add 1 drop. Alternatively, you can add table sugar using this table as a guide

4.Holding the bottle at an angle, fill each bottle to about 2 inches from the bottle’s top.

5.Place caps on bottles, hand tighten, and gently turn the bottle over to check the bottle’s seal. It is not necessary to shake them.

6.Store the bottles upright and out of direct sunlight in a location with a consistent temperature between 70°-76°F or 21°-24°C. Allow to sit for a minimum of 14 days. If the temperature is cooler than suggested it may take an additional week to reach full carbonation. 

Tip from our Brewmasters

After the primary carbonation has taken place your beer is ready to drink. We recommend putting 1 bottle in the refrigerator at first for 48 hrs. After 48hrs. give it a try and if it is up to your liking put the rest of your beer in the fridge. If it does not taste quite right, leave the bottles out at room temp for another week or so. Keep following this method until your brew tastes just how you like it. 

This process is called conditioning and during this time the yeast left in your beer can help clean up any off flavors. Almost everything gets a little better with time and so will your beer.

Rated 5 out of 5 by Daver from Good middle beer Down to the last two bottles from my batch. I follow the 3/3/3 process. This beer turned out great an was a hit with my friends, not really heavy like a stout nor too light like most of the commercial beers. The beer was smooth with a bit of a hop flavor. I am not a fan of IPA beers.
Date published: 2016-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by BrewsReviewz from Classic Bohemian Lager A crowd pleasing Lager with a good bite, toasted finish, and strong presence. Light enough in body to challenge Spring & Summer seasonals and heavy enough to compete with the Fall ales and Winter stouts. We followed the recipe from Mr. Beer except when it came to the carbonation, for which we used Brewers Best Drops, 10 per 740ml bottle. Coopers drops are bigger so you have to choose between using 2 or 3 per bottle; from our first batch of American Light Lager we discovered the beer was a bit weak on carbonation with 2 drops, but 3 might have been too much pressure on the cap. This beer is a classic and it would be a crime to ruin it by getting the carbonation wrong. Based on a number of recipes brewed we would suggest 8-10 drops of Brewers Best per 740ml bottle based on your preference for light, medium, or heavy carbonation. If you're searching for your first recipe after making the beer which came with the kit, this is an excellent choice. Aging does wonders for the complexity of brew. From our last sampling I would recommend making this in the Springtime and keeping it bottled until Octoberfest time; and by doing so you'll be following the German way of preparing their Octoberfest brews. Cheers!
Date published: 2016-01-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by SGT Beer from Not What I Expected . . . When I think of extra hops, I think bitterness, but this recipe is not so, in fact, my wife actually called it "tangy," and I can't think of a better word. That said, I don't think I'll be repeating this recipe because, despite the tanginess and light flavor, it's not quite as rich as the Oktoberfest we've all come to known and love from mrbeer. Don't get me wrong, this is still a good recipe, I actually prefer it over several of the 6 or 7 commercial Oktoberfest recipes I've tried in the last month, but not one of them was as good as every batch of Oktoberfest I've brewed from cans of HME and boiled water over the last two years. I'm going to keep trying, but I'll leave this one for another brewer to take on.
Date published: 2016-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by F424 from Great Craft Style Brew Great smooth flavor with just a small bite from the hops at the end. Went over great with friends, one even suggested that the finished product needs to be marketed commercially. Suggest 3 weeks fermenting and 3 weeks conditioning.
Date published: 2016-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rich B from Nice beer! I did a couple of firsts with this beer. First time using my Fast Fermenter and first time using sugar cubes in the bottles for carbonation. And this is the first bottle! This is a good beer. Color actually comes close to the Mr. Beer pictures. Nice level of carbonation. Nice taste. Little more age in the bottle and I think this beer is just going to get better. Nice taste and a nice finish. I am liking this beer. This is my first batch from the fast fermenter, one thing I notice is the beer is much more clear and clean.
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bybykowski from Good but I Goofed The beer tastes good but I messed up the second fermentation, I'm assuming. I have no head and very little carbonation in the beer. The taste is still good, with a little foam and some bubbles, this would have been very good.
Date published: 2016-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brewhaha from Excellent taste! I really enjoyed making this batch of beer, and will be making more with time. Fermented for 3 weeks, carbonated for another 3, and conditioned for a week. Excellent presentation, taste, and frothiness.
Date published: 2016-04-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by Zack from Great beer Took this beer on vacation and my friends loved it, but the last beer i brewed was better the chewbeerca
Date published: 2017-07-26
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