SchraderBrau Lager Recipe
Profile: Technically an ale but sounds better when referred to as a ‘Lager.’ Hazy pale orange colored with harsh phenolic and wet cardboard aromas. Oxidized and off flavors. Excessively sweet. Possibly infected.
2 16 oz cans liquid malt extract (preferably from a 12-pack case stored in your garage for about 5 years)
2 pounds of household sugar
1 oz. Crystal hops
Yeast: Any package of dry ale yeast. (plus wild Albuquerque airborne yeast)
Add malt extract and sugar to 2 gallons of water. Boil for 15 minutes.
Throw hops in at the end of the boil.
Fill a 5 gallon plastic bucket with 3 gallons of cold tap water. Pour hot beer into the cold water.
Add dry yeast (don’t worry about checking the temperature).
Open ferment in your garage for one week.
Add a pinch of table sugar to 48 beer bottles. Siphon beer (ok to start siphon with your mouth) into bottles and cap.
Age bottles for 7 days then start drinking. Serve ice cold in a chilled mug.
*store bottles in a remote place as potential for them to explode is high