Tha CommUNITY American Lager is one of the official homebrew recipes for the Big Brew 2022. Pledge to celebrate big brew and get $5 off an American Homebrewers Association membership.
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Tha CommUNITY American Lager was contributed by April Dove, a homebrewer in South Carolina, using her brewing education to make a difference in the brewing community.
In 2021, Dove (also known as The Traveling Hoptista) started a multi-brew initiative to offer a more diverse and inclusive taproom experience throughout the tri-county Charleston region. These efforts led her to release an American lager (Tha CommUNITY) in partnership with Holy City Brewing and become the first Black woman to do so.
Her career highlights not only include brewing a flavorful and inclusive beer but for the City of North Charleston to recognize October 1st annually as Tha CommUNITY Day. April loves what she does and hopes to diversify the palate of her community “one beer at a time”, follow her at @thacommunity.brew.
This simple and delicious American lager is an approachable first step into lagering since the temperature can easily be achieved with something like a cold water bath, towel, and fan.
If these specific malts/hops/yeasts aren’t available, substitutes are readily available. Your local homebrew shop can point you in the right direction!
- 9.22 lbs American Pilsner
- 0.5lbs Honey Malt
- 0.5lbs flaked corn
- 0.1lbs carapils
- 1.25 oz Tettanger @ 60 minutes
- 0.5 oz Saaz @ 30 minutes
- 0.25 oz Hallertau Mittelfruh @ 15 minutes
- LalBrew Diamond™ – Lager yeast or Yeast Pilsner lager yeast WLP 800
Yield: 5 US gal
Original Gravity: 1.057
Final Gravity: 1.015
Mash in at 150° F (70.5° C) for 60 minutes, following hop additions as directed. Ferment at 59° F (15° C) for 25 days.
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