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  • American Honey Malt Lager

    American Honey Malt lends warm biscuity, honey-like notes to this all malt lager, fermented with German X Lager Yeast for a creamy profile with low sulfur and esters.

    Type: Lager

    Style: Light Lagers / Pilsners

    Batch Size: 5 gallons

    Recipe Type: All grain

    Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Services Team


    Quantity Ingredient Comment Malt Style
    8.0 lbs Brewers Malt Mash Grain Base malt
    1.0 lb American Honey Malt Mash Grain Melanoidin
    0.5 oz Cascade Hops (8.0% AAU) 60 minute boil
    0.5 oz Saaz Hops (5.0% AAU) 15 minute boil
    2 packs WLP835 German X Lager Yeast (plus 1/4 pack for bottle conditioning) Fermenter


    1. Mash crushed grains in 3.5 gallons of water at 153-155°F for 60 minutes
    2. Sparge grain with 170°F water to obtain desired pre-boil kettle volume
    3. Bring to boil
    4. Add 0.5 oz Cascade hops
    5. Boil 45 minutes
    6. Add 0.5 oz Saaz hops
    7. Boil for 15 minutes
    8. Turn heat off and cool wort to 52°F
    9. Transfer to fermenter
    10. Pitch two packs of WLP835 German X Lager Yeast

    Primary Fermentation: 2-3 weeks at 50-54°F

    Secondary Fermentation: 2 weeks at 34-40°F

    Fermentation Notes: Force carbonate, or bottle condition with dissolved priming sugar and ¼ pack of WLP835 German X Lager Yeast for 2-3 weeks

    Original Gravity: 1.048

    Final Gravity: 1.012

    Alcohol by Weight:

    Alcohol by Volume: 4.7

    IBU: 16

    Color: 8 SRM