As it's getting very warm here in Austin, TX, as I was seriously considering brewing an 5 gallon batch of a good, light ale to drink after I'm done mowing the lawn and just something to be a interesting thirst quencher. The recipe I came up with below, is basically a lightened pre-prohibition style lager fermented with White Labs San Francisco Lager yeast at ale temperatures.
6.5 LB of American six-row
2.0 LB of flaked maize (corn)
1 oz Saaz@60 min.
.50oz Saaz@15 min.
Estimated OG 1.044
Estimated FG 1.014
single infusion at 149F for about 90 minutes
WLP810 (San Francisco Lager) at roughly 68F for one week, transfer to secondary for another one week, then cold crash for another five days prior to kegging
There isn't a style of beer on the planet I don't like, but that being said, I am a big pale ale and blonde ale fan, as well as a big fan of an easy going, well crafted lager. Don't get me wrong, I love my IPAs, but my goal with this beer is to have something that can be quaffed but at the same time is more interesting than a macro lager. I guess you could call it a craft lawnmower ale? Anyway, is this going to be too mild?