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NixonBrew - Yuengling Lager Clone

170.21 calories 15.5 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Vienna Lager
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 7 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.037 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 70% (brew house)

Calories: (Per 12oz)
Carbs: (Per 12oz)
Created Thursday February 6th 2014
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
5 lb American - Pale 2-Row5 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 49.7%
3 lb German - Vienna3 lb Vienna 37 4 29.8%
1 lb Flaked Corn1 lb Flaked Corn 40 0.5 9.9%
1 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 60L1 lb Caramel / Crystal 60L 34 60 9.9%
0.06 lb American - Blackprinz0.0625 lb Blackprinz 36 500 0.6%
10.06 lb / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
0.25 oz Cluster0.25 oz Cluster Hops Pellet 6.5 Boil 60 min 6.93 33.3%
0.25 oz Cascade0.25 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 7 Boil 30 min 5.73 33.3%
0.25 oz Cascade0.25 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 7 Aroma 10 min 2.71 33.3%
0.75 oz / 0.00
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
16 qt Infusion 150 °F 60 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.7 qt/lb
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
1 each Clarity Ferm Fining Primary --
1 each Whirlfloc Fining Boil 5 min.
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
54 - 77 °F
Fermentation Temp:
62 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 85 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Method: Corn sugar       Amount: 4 oz      

Made this before. Can't achieve lager temps so I use US-05 and ferment around 62-64 f then raise up to about 70 after 10 days, then put in my fridge and bring down to about 42 F for 2 days. Bottle, and let sit for a month before drinking. I used clarity ferm, and this stuff came out clear as can be. If you want less hop presence then omit the 10 min cascade addition. The 1 oz of blackprinz is to add color, but no real harsh flavor.

Can't get yuengling in California... So this is the next best thing.

Added blackprinz and vienna malt to try to get the color and flavor of Yuengling Lager. .

Awesome lawnmower beer. Wish I could make 10 gallon batches of this at a time

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mark3885 01/16/2019 at 05:16pm
5 of 5

I made a variation of this due to my local home brew shop not having all the ingredients . I used chocolate malt instead of the black Prinz, Perle hops instead of the cluster , cascade leaf hops and safale 34/70 lager yeast. After only 2 weeks , this beer is full bodied and tastes phenomenal just like Yuengling which we can get around here. My next batch, I want to follow the exact recipient by Nixon brew , hope is as good as my changes.

Jaysen 04/28/2019 at 02:43pm
5 of 5

My new favourite! This easy drinking summer beer will occupy a tap in my house for sometime.... as long as I can keep up to demand that is.

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