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Midwest Light Lager

118 calories 7.9 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Light American Lager
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 6.5 gallons
Post Boil Size: 5 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.029 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 70% (brew house)
Calories: 118 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 7.9 g (Per 12oz)
Created Tuesday November 16th 2021
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
5 lb Pale 2-Row5 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 71.4%
1 lb Popcorn - popcorn1 lb popcorn 40 1 14.3%
1 lb Raw Wheat - None - Soft Red wheat1 lb None - Soft Red wheat 40 0.5 14.3%
7 lbs / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
0.50 oz Cascade0.5 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 7 Boil 60 min 16.13 50%
0.50 oz Cascade0.5 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 7 Boil 5 min 3.22 50%
1 oz / 0.00
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
1 tsp diazyme Other Primary 0 min.
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast W-34/70
1 Each
Attenuation (custom):
Optimum Temp:
48 - 72 °F
Fermentation Temp:
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 61 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
CO2 Level: 2.65 Volumes
Target Water Profile
Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
0 0 0 0 0 0
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator

This recipe will turn out a decent Midwest light beer. A couple notes to consider if you plan to brew this recipe:

  1. I grind my popcorn, however, if you plan to grind popcorn make sure you have a sturdy grinder that can handle it, most barley grinders cannot. I broke two standard grinders before I decided to finally purchase a grinder that could handle it.

  2. I use Diazyme after I move it into my carboy, before the yeast goes in. The enzyme converts the starches from the corn and wheat into sugars that can be consumed by the yeast. It will give you the boost you need for better attenuation. If you don't like adding Diazyme you could convert the 2-Row into 6-Row, but I don't know what that would do to your flavor profile.

  3. Because of the wheat, if you pull this early, it will have a slight banana flavor. I have lagered this a minimum of 3 weeks each time I brewed this, if you try to taste it any early than that you will regret it.

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  • Last Updated: 2021-12-01 00:41 UTC
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