Pre-Prohibition Lager All-Grain Kit

SKU: U1404

The classic American beer, a marriage of highly enzymatic American 6-row malt with enzyme-poor corn that cuts the high malt proteins. This is not the insipid macro-brew of today. Recommended: 2-stage cold fermentation and yeast starter.

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This is the beer your great-great grandfather enjoyed in the years before the government turned the brewing business over to the gangsters. It is the classic American beer, a marriage of highly enzymatic American 6-row malt with enzyme-poor corn that cuts the high malt proteins. This is not the insipid macro-brew of today. Rich, with a sweetness cut by a generous addition of hops, Pre-Prohibition Lager stands proudly as a beer for the discriminating brewer and drinker. Recommended: 2-stage cold fermentation and yeast starter.

Additional Information

Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons
Recipe and Instructions Click Here!
Regional Style USA
Beer Style Pale Lager
Color Light
Original Gravity 1045
Total Time to Make 6 weeks

Customer Reviews

Great old style beer beer. Review by Glenn
When I received the kit I plugged it into Beer Smith and the hops were of the chart. I put them down to about 38 IIBU's and it came out fantastic This is a good brew, with nice flavor. Ordering another kit right now! (Posted on 4/2/14)
very good beer! Review by andrew
This beer has a great flavor that you don't find in other beers. The flavor of the 6 row stands out nicely. You will enjoy this for sure. (Posted on 10/4/13)
Flavored Beverage of Mass Consumption Review by ADAM
Used Wyeast 2532, fermented at 52F. FWH 0.5 oz Cluster to smooth out the bittering. Sat in primary 25 days. Sampled it and was surprised how smooth it is after only 3 weeks. I could probably keg it and drink it now. It is crystal clear and has a nice blend of floral aromas and flavors from the Cluster hops that blends well with the corn. The yeast adds a slight ester profile to the beer that does not overpower the corn, nor the hops. The 6-row barley does not come across as overtly "grainy".

Easy to brew, surprisingly smooth and well-balanced. (Posted on 3/6/13)
Easy drinkin Review by Nevada
Very good easy drinkin summer beer I let mine lager a little over two months and just followed the recipe I do not think the hops are over done at all very good summer guzzler for the price you cant go wrong the longer lagering makes a big difference need to be patient (Posted on 8/19/12)
Great! Review by Lopatka
This beer is VERY good, I think the bitterness is perfect. I let it lager for three weeks, not two. It was still a little green the first week, but got spectacular after that!!!! This (IMHO) is what an American pilsner should have been. But if it was, we probably would have fewer home brewers if this is what Miller tasted like. (Posted on 7/11/12)
As It Should Be... Review by Paul
I brewed this as a partial mash and as all-grain. I tried Brewer's Gold hops on the partial mash and I used the recipe's Cluster hops on the all-grain variety. I feel the Brewer's Gold fits this style of beer much better than the Cluster -- 0.75 oz for boil and 0.25 oz for aroma. The Cluster hops almost make the beer too sour or even a bit pungent for my liking. The partial mash seemed to produce a richer color, overall, even with OGs coming relatively close on both approaches. (Posted on 3/20/12)
Excellent Review by edawgwv
I brewed this to 1.040 OG so it was hop heavy. Still, I love this beer. Many of us were weaned on American lagers and so somehow this beer tastes like a beer should taste, with some flavor and complexity to make the beer snobs in us think fondly on simpler times without sacrificing taste. I may add .5 maize and cut the hops a bit next time while still maintaining the 1.040 OG. (Posted on 12/12/11)
Way too bitter Review by Epic Trails Brewery
1.5 oz cluster at 60 mins comes out way too bitter for the style, also not enough percentage of maize in the recipe, should be around 20-30% and ibu shoot for around 30. (Posted on 8/28/11)
All grain, all flavor Review by Flatrock Brewing
We have been looking for a recipe to pull friends and family away from Coors and Bud Lite this is it. Perfect beer to add flavor to as well such as strawberry or blueberrys. (Posted on 11/27/10)
Very Good!!! Review by Dmitri
Made this with WY2782 and substituted Hallertau for the hops (to same IBU level). Fermented at 50.
Holy cow! This is an excellent brew! Bready with perfect hop balance, nice body and mouthfeel, and an amazing, fluffy head. So light and refreshing, you can't have just one. Perfect summer beer that everyone from expert homebrewers to "great american lager" drinkers will love. (Posted on 8/5/10)
just as advertised Review by wmlindel
The description by NB of this beer is spot on. The corn makes it very light in color, but no Bud Light taste here. A full, well rounded body for a lager of this type. The hops are more than American brews, more like pilseners or other European brews, and I think that is a plus. Very solid brew. (Posted on 7/9/10)

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