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Tropical Lager HomeBrew Recipe

tropical lager homebrew
tropical lager homebrew
tropical lager homebrew


Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: 5 Gallons
Beer Style: Tropical Lager
Target ABV: 5.0%
Target IBUs: 45
Recipe Type:
4.5/ 5

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Posted February 12, 2014 by


All Grain Tropical Lager HomeBrew Recipe

Profile: The idea behind this beer was to create a crisp, refreshing golden-orange lager, with some tropical flavors. Tropical flavor in the beer comes from the use of Citra, Mosaic, and Galaxy hops, which provide some nice fruity mango, pineapple, and passion fruit flavors. The beer is heavy on flavoring hops, but modest on bittering hops.



9 lbs Pilsner Malt

10 oz. Crystal 40

8 oz. CaraPils


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

1/2 oz. Galaxy 14%, 15 minutes

1/2 oz. Mosaic 13%a, 10 minutes

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

YeastWhite Labs WLP830 German Lager Yeast or Wyeast 2206 Bavarian Lager

Optional: For an interesting twist try aging with (in a nylon bag after primary fermentations), one cup American oak chips soaked in Jamaican Rum for 48 hrs, 6 whole allspice berries, and one habanero pepper quartered with the seeds removed.


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.

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    Looks amazing!


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