This is a very simple lager recipe with a deep golden color and inspired by the golden color of the Pittsburgh Steelers jerseys.
3.5 Pounds Light Liquid Extract
1/2 pound Cara-pils Malt
1/2 oz Cascade Hops
1 Packet yeast
Crack grains and steep for about 1 hour. Strain grains and add the liquid into brew pot. Add the liquid extract and bring to a boil. Once boiling begins, add the cascade hops and boil for 30 minutes. Add the Irish Moss at the 15 minute mark. Chill the wort and pitch the yeast. Primary fermentation should be about 1 week and the temperature should be 55 - 60 degrees F.
After about a week, transfer to a primary fermenter and allow the beer to continue to ferment. At this time take the temperature down to 40 -45 degrees or approximately your normal refrigerator temperature. Allow to "lager" for about 3 weeks.
Bottle and enjoy.
This recipe will make a 3 gallon batch.
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