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  • Willie’s Back Forty

    On the same day he popped the cap off a bottle of his new creation, the author of this recipe found a moose wandering in his bean field. Authorities captured the dazed beast 10 days later in north central Iowa. Until then, the beer was believed to have a profound effect upon the imagination.

    Type: Lager

    Style: Light Lagers / Pilsners

    Batch Size: 5 gallons

    Recipe Type: Extract only

    Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Services Team


    Quantity Ingredient Comment Malt Style
    6.6 lbs CBW® Golden Light LME Extract, LME
    1.5 oz Saaz Hops Boil 60 minutes
    1.5 oz Saaz Hops Boil 5 minutes
    1 pkg #2124 Lager Yeast


    1. Bring 4 gallons of water to a boil
    2. Add extract
    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: 10 days at 65ºF

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

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