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CommUNITY American Lager

168 calories 16.9 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: American Light Lager
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 3 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 4.5 gallons
Post Boil Size: 3 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.034 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.051 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 70% (brew house)
Source: April Dove
Calories: 168 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 16.9 g (Per 12oz)
Created: Tuesday April 5th 2022
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
5.25 lb Briess - Pilsen Malt 2-Row5.25 lb Pilsen Malt 2-Row 37 1.2 88.4%
5 oz Briess - American Honey Malt5 oz American Honey Malt 37.7 25 5.3%
5 oz Flaked Corn5 oz Flaked Corn 40 0.5 5.3%
1 oz Briess - Carapils Malt1 oz Carapils Malt 34.5 1.5 1.1%
95 oz / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
20 g Tettnanger20 g Tettnanger Hops Pellet 4.5 Boil 60 min 23.15 62.5%
8 g Saaz8 g Saaz Hops Pellet 3.5 Boil 30 min 5.54 25%
4 g Hallertau Mittelfruh4 g Hallertau Mittelfruh Hops Pellet 3.75 Boil 15 min 1.91 12.5%
32 g / 0.00
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Start Temp Target Temp Time
2.6 gal Strike 152 °F 152 °F 60 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.75 qt/lb
Starting Grain Temp: 150 °F
Lallemand - LalBrew Diamond Lager
0.57 Each
Attenuation (custom):
Optimum Temp:
50 - 59 °F
Fermentation Temp:
50 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.75 (M cells / ml / ° P) 108 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
CO2 Level: 2.25 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

Big Brew Day 2022 Recipe

Tha CommUNITY American Lager was contributed by April Dove, a homebrewer in South Carolina, using her brewing education to make a difference in the brewing community.

In 2021, Dove (also known as The Traveling Hoptista) started a multi-brew initiative to offer a more diverse and inclusive taproom experience throughout the tri-county Charleston region. These efforts led her to release an American lager (Tha CommUNITY) in partnership with Holy City Brewing and become the first Black woman to do so.

Her career highlights not only include brewing a flavorful and inclusive beer but for the City of North Charleston to recognize October 1st annually as Tha CommUNITY Day. April loves what she does and hopes to diversify the palate of her community “one beer at a time”, follow her at @thacommunity.brew.

This simple and delicious American lager is an approachable first step into lagering since the temperature can easily be achieved with something like a cold water bath, towel, and fan.

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  • Last Updated: 2023-09-29 15:52 UTC
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