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  • Distant Whistles

    The author of this recipe claims the taste of his homebrew reminds him of the sound of a distant train on a summer night. It should come as little surprise that he's a retired railroad engineer.

    Type: Lager

    Style: Dark Lager

    Batch Size: 5 gallons

    Recipe Type: Extract only

    Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Services Team


    Quantity Ingredient Comment Malt Style
    3.3 lbs CBW® Sparkling Amber LME Extract, LME
    1 lb CBW® Porter DME Extract, DME
    1 lb Rice Syrup, Dry Dry
    0.8 oz Northern Brewers Hops Boil 60 minutes
    0.2 oz Mt. Hood Hops Boil 5 minutes
    2 pkg Nottingham Lager Yeast, Dry


    1. Bring 4 gallons of water to a boil
    2. Add extract and syrup
    3. Stir vigorously to dissolve
    4. Bring to a boil
    5. Add bittering hops and bring to a rolling boil
    6. Add finishing hops as indicated
    7. Remove from heat
    8. Cool to 55-60ºF
    9. Transfer to primary fermenter
    10. Fill to desired level with cold water
    11. Oxygenate and pitch yeast

    Primary Fermentation: 7 days at 65ºF

    Secondary Fermentation: Optimum temp is 34-38ºF until beer reaches its final gravity

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