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India Pale Session Lager HomeBrew Recipe

india pale session lager
india pale session lager
india pale session lager


Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: 5 Gallons
Beer Style: India Pale Session Lager
Target ABV: 5.1%
Target IBUs: 60
Recipe Type:
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Posted August 6, 2013 by


All Grain India Pale Lager HomeBrew Recipe

Profile: HomeBrew recipe for a Session-Style India Pale Lager. Low ABV beer with huge hop aroma and flavor from Mosaic and Citra hops. Deep golden colored with aromas and flavors of passion fruit, blueberry, pineapple, and light citrus. Medium-light bodied. Moderately high level of hop bitterness.



9 lbs Pale 2-row

1 lb Munich Light

8 oz. Crystal 40

6 oz. CaraPils


1/2 oz. Citra 11%a, at 60 minutes

1/2 oz. Mosaic 11%a, 45 minutes

1/2 oz. Citra 13%a, 30 minutes

1/2 oz. Mosaic 11%a, 10 minutes

1/2 oz. Citra 11%a, 5 minutes

YeastWhite Labs WLP830 German Lager Yeast or Wyeast 2206 Bavarian Lager

Dry-Hops: 1 oz. Mosaic, 1/2 oz. Citra


Mash all grains for 1 hour at 150 degrees.

Sparge at 170 degrees.

One hour boil with hop regimen above.

Chill down to 50F and pitch yeast.

Ferment for about 10-14 days until primary fermentation just finishes.

Diacetyl Rest: Raise beer temp to 62-65F for 2-3 days.

Rack to keg or secondary and start cold-aging process. If possible taper temperature down 5-7 degrees per day from Diacetyl rest to 35F. Cold age at 35F for 5-6 weeks. Add dry hops for last 10 days.

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