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Standard American Beer - American Lager

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 American Lager Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
American Lager
12 gal 4.52% 17.67 1.046 1.011
BIAB 5160
Hop Lager
19 L 5.27% 24.05 1.052 1.012
All Grain 4080
Cascade Lager
3.5 gal 5.46% 72.02 1.051 1.009
BIAB 3011
Stallion Premium Laager
1000 L 4.54% 46.48 1.045 1.010
All Grain 2520
Polenta lager 2
17 L 4.87% 24.38 1.044 1.007
All Grain 2484
CCB - Hoppy Lager
50 L 7.41% 57.13 1.066 1.010
All Grain 2448
Premium Lager (5 gal)
5.5 gal 5.08% 12.77 1.047 1.008
All Grain 2096
Tropical Lager
16 gal 5.29% 27.38 1.052 1.012
All Grain 1976
lager perfeita
48 L 5.15% 16.79 1.046 1.007
All Grain 1961
Summer Brew grainfather
25 L 6.12% 19.84 1.055 1.009
All Grain 1830

Newest American Lager Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Honey Pilsner 2.3
2.5 gal 6.58% 33.25 1.065 1.015
BIAB 1
Cold Shoulder Lager
5.5 gal 4.67% 15.05 1.047 1.012
BIAB 2
13gal Floor Sweeper Lager/Krispy/Saison Aug 14 2020
13 gal 4.84% 23.28 1.045 1.008
All Grain 5
Cherry
11 L 5.52% 0 1.056 1.014
BIAB 8
peepee juice
10.5 gal 4.9% 9.13 1.052 1.015
extract 7
Standard American Lager
20 L 4.98% 11.13 1.047 1.010
All Grain 12
A Lager of Some Sort
11 gal 4.38% 27.27 1.040 1.007
All Grain 9
San Antó Lager
6.5 gal 4.3% 14.09 1.044 1.011
All Grain 7
Ollie Baby's Premium Lager
5 gal 5.08% 13.38 1.048 1.009
BIAB 6
Awesome Recipe
5 gal 4.69% 0 1.048 1.012
All Grain 4

Fermentables Used In American Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Pale 2-Row 140 Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 65% 10% - 100%
Flaked Corn 124 Adjunct raw 0.5°L
40 17% 0% - 100%
American - Pilsner 101 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 70% 9% - 100%
German - Pilsner 73 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 73% 9% - 100%
Flaked Rice 66 Adjunct raw 0.5°L
40 18% 3% - 41%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 57 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 8% 2% - 90%
American - Pale 6-Row 38 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
35 45% 10% - 89%
American - Vienna 34 American Grain base malt 4°L
35 21% 4% - 69%
German - Acidulated Malt 32 German Grain acidulated malt 3.4°L
27 3% 1% - 5%
German - Vienna 30 German Grain base malt 4°L
37 22% 4% - 74%

Hops Used In American Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Saaz 81 3.5 36% 1% - 100%
Cascade 73 7 35% 4% - 100%
Magnum 36 15 44% 5% - 100%
Hallertau Mittelfruh 34 3.75 38% 8% - 100%
Tettnanger 26 4.5 38% 9% - 100%
Northern Brewer 25 7.8 43% 6% - 100%
Hallertau Hersbrucker 24 4 34% 4% - 100%
Domestic Hallertau 24 3.9 48% 4% - 100%
Cluster 24 6.5 45% 8% - 100%
Citra 23 11 34% 2% - 100%

Steeping Grains Used In American Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
American - Caramel / Crystal 10L 3 American Grain crystal malt 10°L
35 100% 100% - 100%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 2 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 63% 25% - 100%
Briess - Brewers Yellow Corn Flakes 2 US Adjunct raw 0.8°L
34.5 54% 50% - 57%
United Kingdom - Chocolate 2 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 425°L
34 24% 14% - 33%
Pale 2-Row 2 Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 75% 50% - 100%
American - Pale 6-Row 2 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
35 58% 50% - 67%

Yeasts Used In American Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast W-34/70 79 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 83% 48°F 72°F
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast S-23 48 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 82% 48°F 72°F
White Labs - American Lager Yeast WLP840 28 White Labs Lagers Medium Medium 77.5% 50°F 55°F
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 26 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Wyeast - American Lager 2035 22 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Medium 75% 48°F 58°F
White Labs - Mexican Lager Yeast WLP940 18 White Labs Lagers Medium Medium 74% 50°F 55°F
Wyeast - Pilsen Lager 2007 13 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Medium 73% 48°F 56°F
Fermentis - Saflager - Swiss Lager Yeast S-189 13 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 84% 48°F 72°F
Mangrove Jack - Californian Lager M54 12 Mangrove Jack Lagers n/a Med-High 79.5% 64°F 68°F
Wyeast - California Lager 2112 10 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 High 69% 58°F 68°F

Other Ingredients Used In American Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Whirlfloc 34 Fining Boil 66% 8% - 100%
Gypsum 23 Water Agt Mash 19% 0% - 75%
Irish Moss 20 Fining Boil 78% 31% - 100%
Lactic acid 18 Water Agt Mash 81% 14% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 11 Water Agt Mash 36% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 9 Water Agt Mash 22% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 5 Water Agt Mash 3% 0% - 14%
Table Salt 5 Water Agt Mash 10% 0% - 50%
Phosphoric acid 3 Water Agt Sparge 74% 13% - 100%
Chalk 3 Water Agt Mash 7% 0% - 20%

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