Premium American Lager Recipe - Yuengling Lager Clone Nailed

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Yuengling Lager Clone Nailed

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All Grain + Extract
5 Gallon(s)
6.5 Gallon(s)
60 min
60%
Comments  Brew Sessions (0)
I personally don't like yeungling or this clone all that much but a couple friends talked me into making an attempt since they cannot get it where we live locally. It does taste like Yeungling and they agree, they did a blind taste test with their friends who insisted they simply took the label off the bottle. My FG came in low for some reason which is the reason for the 1lb. extract added to primary so you may want to wait make FG test at flame out. ABV should be 4.5 I made sure to use 6-row, I could not get corn grist so I used flaked corn. I used finings to clear the beer, fermented around 55F in controlled freezer and forced carbonated around 2.7.

Fermentables

% lb fermentable ppg   L   usage  
45% 5 6-Row - US 35
Mash
9% 1 Munich - UK 37
Mash
9% 1 Carapils - Dextrine Malt - US 33
Mash
18% 2 Flaked Corn - US 37
Mash
9% 1 Caramel/Crystal 60 - US 36
60°
Mash
9% 1 Dry Malt Extract - Light - US 44
Extract
11 lb

Hops

oz variety type usage time AA   IBU  
0.5 Cascade Pellet Boil 60 minutes 5.8 10.9
0.5 Cluster Pellet Boil 20 minutes 7.0 8.0
1 oz IBUs calculated using the Tinseth formula

Yeast

name attenuation  
Fermentis Saflager W-34/70 83%
 

Other Stuff

amount unit name usage
1 tbsp Gypsum Mash
1 tsp Irish Moss Mash
 

Mash Steps

type heat temp °F time
Single infusion Infusion 150 60 minutes
 

Special Instructions

  1. Sparged at 170F to produce 6.5 gallon of wort for boil.
  2. Boil for one hour, add hops and Irish Moss or Whirlfloc at appropriate times.
  3. From start to finish beer was bottled in 5 weeks from keg and never saw temperatures above 60F except for a couple days prior to cold stabalizing. I like to carbonate around 34F.
  4. My FG came in low for some reason which is the reason for the 1lb. extract added to primary so you may want to wait and make FG test at flame out. ABV should be 4.5

Tasting Notes (1)

Rick-B

Tasted on 3/31/2017 by Rick-B

Notes:

this rating is not of mine since I don't really like this beer nor have I ever tasted yuengling. But several people i know that have tasted this beer say it tastes just like the traditional. One person felt the alcohol level might be higher due to the extra buzz he got.

Recipe Facts

Yuengling Lager Clone Nailed
Premium American Lager
5.00 Gallons Liters
6.50 Gallons Liters  @  60  min
1.051
1.009
10.9° SRM
60%
18.8 IBU (tinseth)
0.37
5.5% ABV
169 per 12oz
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