Dry Lager

Fermenting: 22/11/2005 Bottled: 10/12/2005

Wals Dry Lager

Made from The Country Brewer’s “Snug as a bug” recipe.

A dry lager, like a Tooheys Extra Dry or Cerveza (mexican style), this should be high in alcohol and easy to drink.

Hmm, that sounds like Carlton Cold, doesn’t it?

Anyway, the recipe:

  • 1.7kg Wal’s dry lager (Malt and hops)
  • 1kg Dextrose
  • 250g Maltodextrin
  • 250g Light dry malt
  • 12g Cascade hops to finish
  • Lager yeast and dry enzyme

Bottling notes: Should read ‘Finally bottled 10/12/2005′ because this was put off longer than expected. Been busy with work, weddings, carols, mission, church, life etc. Anyway, I had a case of old ‘Carlton Extra Dry’ bottles sitting around so I used them. It will be interesting to see how it come out, but this is certainly the brew to test out clear bottles.

Very pale, almost yellow, and quite light in flavour, but not in alcohol.

Tasting notes: Very, very popular beer. Almost completely gone within one month of being drinkable. A crisp, fresh and aromatic lager for connoisseurs, or just an excellent, easy-drinking beer for first timers. 8/10

Suggestions please

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I have almost accumulated enough bottles to put on another batch of beer. It’s not immediately necessary, though, as I still have approximately 16 cases of beer maturing.

Anyway, I thought I’d ask if anyone had any preferences for the next brew. It will be mid December by the time it is ready, so an easy-drinking summer beer would seem appropriate.

Some ideas from breweries slightly larger than mine:

Anyway, let me know your suggestions. A pale ale or lager? Dry or spicy? Australian, European or from the Americas?