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John Q. Adams Marblehead Lager All-Grain Kit


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This golden-amber beer sports balanced hops and malt, noble aromas, and a clean finish.

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Brewers, patriots, countrymen: lend us your tankards. This golden-amber beer sports balanced hops and malt, noble aromas, and a clean finish. A complex but approachable mix of spicy German hops and ripe-fruit-sweet caramel malt interweave across your nose and palate from the first whiff to the last sip. An excellent session beer that still has enough going on in the glass for contemplative sipping if the mood should take you.

It's technically not an ale, but we use Wyeast's California Lager yeast in this recipe so you can ferment it at ale temps and still achieve a clean, lager-like result.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons
Recipe and Instructions Click Here for John Q. Adams Marblehead Lager All-Grain Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional Style German/Czech/Continental
Original Gravity 1050
Total Time to Make 6 weeks
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Nice, very clean...
I had attempted a Boston Lager clone a couple years ago on my own with disasterous results, got a 1-way ticket to the sewer system. This kit has the correct grain and hop profile in my opinion, turned out very clear and clean, color was spot on. Refreshing. I think to really nail this as a clone, using a colder fermenting lager yeast, such as the Bavarian, whole-leaf hops, and a decoction mash would bring this much closer. But, this fits quite well for those who want to keep it simple and are content with being in the ballpark. It's a tough one to truly nail for a homebrewer, but this kit is worth the attempt for those that appreciate the BL.
May 8, 2010
Pretty close
Pretty close to Boston Lager, slightly hoppier, and color made be a shade lighter. Used WL Kolsch yeast, which came out very clean. Was not ready before 2 months.
May 1, 2011
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Can I place this beer, during fermentation, in a fridge that holds a steady 45-50 degrees?
A shopper on Apr 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this kit uses Saflager S-23 or Wyeast #2112 lager yeasts, although not optimal for this recipe, 45-50 deg. F. should work. You may want to consider a diacetyl rest before the fermentation is complete, around two to five specific gravity points away from the expected final specific gravity. Enjoy, it's a great recipe!
What category in the 2015 BJCP would this be entered?
Royce F on Dec 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This is a delicious American Lager. It's full-bodied flavor is a croud pleaser.

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