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Verboten Laze

191 calories 19 carbs
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Fruit and Spice Beer
Boil Time: 90 min
Batch Size: 5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 7.5 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.039 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 72% (brew house)
Source: Josh Grenz, co-owner and head brewer at Verboten B
Calories: 191 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 19 g (Per 12oz)
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Created Friday March 4th 2016
Amount Fermentable PPG °L Bill %
9.4 lb American - Pilsner9.4 lb Pilsner 37 1.8 85.7%
11 oz American - Munich - Light 10L11 oz Munich - Light 10L 33 10 6.3%
9 oz German - Melanoidin9 oz Melanoidin 37 25 5.1%
5 oz American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt)5 oz Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 33 1.8 2.9%
10.96 lb Total      
Amount Variety Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
0.35 oz Magnum0.35 oz Magnum Hops Pellet 12.3 Boil 60 min 18.14 100%
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
gal Fly Sparge 152 °F 60 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.5 qt/lb
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Type Use Time
1.75 lb Palisade peaches Spice Secondary 4 days
1 lb habanero peppers Spice Secondary 4 days
0.5 lb jalapeño peppers Spice Secondary 4 min.
White Labs - California Ale Yeast WLP001
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
68 - 73 °F
Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator

Recipe is built to yield a batch size of 5 gallons (19 liters) and assumes 72 percent brewhouse efficiency.

Josh Grenz, co-owner and head brewer at Verboten Brewing in Loveland, Colorado, shared this recipe for Verboten’s Laze About peach habanero ale, which conjures up images of a tropical salsa. Colorado-grown Palisade peaches flirt with fiery habaneros and spicy jalapeños. “It was inspired somewhat by salsa, but to be honest, Angie [co-owner of Verboten and Josh’s wife] loves chile beers, but I am not a big fan. So I wanted to make one that both of us would like.”

Laze About is a golden ale in which small amounts of Munich and melanoidin malts lend additional complexity that, along with generous heaps of fresh peaches, prop up the citrusy habaneros and earthy jalapeños. Pairing it with grilled mahi-mahi and mango salsa is an obvious choice, but it also perfectly complements a grilled chicken salad or spicy, sour Tom Kha Gai.

Josh sums it up: “Laze About is sweet and spicy, and I truly do enjoy drinking this beer. It pairs great with food but stands well on its own, too.”

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  • Last Updated: 2016-03-04 21:01 UTC
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