A nearly forgotten style, a Vienna lager is a German beer style with a rich malty aroma with a bit of toastiness. In the late 19th century, German brewers immigrated to Mexico and they brought some of that Vienna lager style and flavor to their adopted country. Brewed to what the Germans believed was the North American palate, these amber colored lagers were a big hit.
Our version of the Vienna Lager's second cousin is smooth and quaffable. Not too sweet, not too bitter, and with a moderate ABV, this Mexican lager recipe is great to have year round.
This Mexican Amber Lager recipe is an intermediate/advanced style due to needing a yeast starter (or purchase two packages of yeast) as well as strict temperature control in the low 50s during fermentation & a lagering period in a refrigerator. A diacetyl rest after primary fermentation is recommended, as well as racking to secondary for the lagering period.
In lieu of making this recipe as a traditional lager, a clean well attenuating American ale yeast can be used at ale temperatures.
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Amber Sands | Mexican Amber Lager - All-Grain Recipe Kit Instructions
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- Batch Size: 5 Gallons
- Mash at 153ºF
- Est. Original Gravity: 1.058 SG
- Est. Final Gravity: 1.010-1.014 SG
- Est. Alcohol by Volume: 5.1-5.6%
- Bitterness: 23 IBUs
- Estimated Color: 12.1 SRM
Malts and Adjuncts:
- Vienna Malt
- Pilsen Malt
- Flaked Corn
- Caramunich Type I
- Carafa Special III
- Northern Brewer Hop Pellets
- Czech Saaz Hop Pellets