Hailing from the oldest brewery in America, Yuengling Traditional Lager is amber colored and darker than the standard American light lager that you see every day. Rich in flavor, but still easily drinkable, this well balanced lager is an east coast favorite.
This beer is an intermediate/advanced style due to the need of a yeast starter (or purchase two packages of yeast) as well as strict temperature control in the low 50s during fermentation as well as a lagering period in a refrigerator. Many brewers in the Northern US and Canada find they can ferment this beer at a steady 50 degrees in a cellar, basement, garage, shed, etc., which is fine as long as stable temperatures are maintained. A diacetyl rest after primary fermentation is recommended, as well as a secondary fermentation.
In lieu of making this clone as a traditional lager, a clean, well attenuating American ale yeast can be used at ale temperatures, which will still make a delicious beer.
For brewers who do BIAB brewing (brew in a bag), the recipe can be done as written. For traditional all-grain set ups, adding a ½ pound of rice hulls is strongly recommended. That will help prevent a stuck mash or sparge due to the flaked corn in the recipe.
All orders containing Liquid Yeast will be shipped with a complimentary ice pack to ensure safe shipping!
Is this your first Homebrew Beer Recipe Kit? Check out our New to Brewing Guide to see a step by step road-map to brewing your first batch of beer!
Yuengling Traditional Lager Clone - Extract Recipe Kit Instructions
- Batch Size: 5 Gallons
- Mash at 152ºF
- Est. Original Gravity: 1.049 SG
- Est. Final Gravity: 1.010-1.012 SG
- Est. Alcohol by Volume: 4.8-5.1%
- Bitterness: 20.8 IBUs
- Estimated Color: 9.7 SRM
Malts and Adjuncts:
- Light DME
- Pale Ale Malt
- Flaked Corn
- Light Munich Malt
- Caramel 80L
- Cluster Hop Pellets
- Cascade Hop Pellets
I chose this kit for my first brew since I like Yuengling beer but can't buy it where I live. I currently have it lagering in my extra refrigerator at 34° and so far everything looks good. The hardest part so far is waiting for it to finish. The shipping was really fast and the instructions were clear and easy to understand since I also have the Joy's of Homebrewing book.