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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.
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for John Q. Adams Marblehead Lager All-Grain Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleGerman/Czech/Continental
Original Gravity1050
Total Time to Make6 weeks
4.3 / 5.0
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Nice Smooth Lager
This is one of the best tasting beers we have done from NB. The flavor is great and is sooo smooth my wife and I could easily drink one after another. We had brewed this for a neighbor who was moving and we wanted to do a nice house warming gift. It is going to be difficult to give up even a 6 pack of this.

It was nice to find a lager that could be brewed at some warmer temperatures. My basement is at a constant 54 degrees which worked well with these yeast. I would give it an extra 2 weeks of the 2nd rack. We will definitely be ordering this one again next winter when the basement gets cold again.
May 13, 2017
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
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
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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: I would say that this recipe could be used in several categories based upon your yeast choice and what fermentation temperature you were to employ.
What type of hops?
A shopper on Apr 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hop types are listed in recipe directions which can be found under additional information tab
Do you provide specific mash and sparge instructions with recipe kits?
A shopper on Jul 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Under the Additional Info tab on the product page is a link to the pdf of the instructions. This will include the mash steps need for the kit.

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