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    @Lionfan67, welcome to the forum, if your still here after such an opinionated reception. We should all be here to help and encourage new brewers and not be judgemental about anyone's beer preference whether it be a commercial or craft beer. When I'm looking for a clone recipe I Google for it and also go to the manufacturer's web page to get any details they can provide. Some vendors will have clone extract kits that you can purchase. I usually end up combining ingredients from one or more recipes to try and clone the beer and it's usually a mix of grains and liquid malt extract. So, if you want to brew Miller lite, I'd suggest getting your feet wet with a couple of the Mr Beer kit cans if that's what you have, just to get familiar with the process of brewing, sanitation, fermenting at correct temperatures(which will likely differ from your instructions), and bottling. Don't expect great results at first. Most of us had poor to disastrous first batch or so. If you get great results,lol, then you'll be way ahead on the learning curve. It's a fun hobby and you can brew beer, good beer, in a number of ways with very little in the way of equipment up to very sophisticated and anywhere in between.
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    @Lionfan67, LOL. Hope you don't think this forum is filled with jerks. LOL. Try the CAL straight up. Control your fermentation temperatures by keeping it at the very low end of the recommended temperature range.
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    I think you're really going to enjoy brew day! Certainly less clean up than 3 vessel, and I'll be interested in your thoughts on it both likes and dislikes. Although I have been buying stuff, it's all been centered on making my brew in a bag process streamlined and simple.
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    Well that sucks I’ll be dead by 2026
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    I’ll say $1.15 per lb of grain= $28.75 columbus hops were home grown so I’ll say they were free even though the time and labor certainly would argue that cascade hops were free, pays to go to events and what not golding hops I’ll say $5 $20 for a lb of mosaic comes out to $2.25 for this batch throw in $5 to cover water chemistry and whirlfloc yeast was approx $14 Grand total- $55 its a 10 gallon batch- 1280 $0.04296 per ounce, $0.52 per 12 oz pour. $3 for a sixer, $12 per case
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    Pretty excited for Saturday’s brew day. I’m gonna try to go as simple as possible. Kettle, grain basket, hop basket, plate chiller. That’s it. No pumps, no sparge, no whirlpool. Let’s try simple for a change
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    I brewed up a can dating back to October 12, 1942, and I must say all in all, I prefer vodka in my coffee
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    Ive waited, and i bit my tongue but now i will speak. I agree with @RickBeer. If you’re getting into homebrewing and you want to mimick bud light or coors, youre better off buying it in the store for the ridiculous cheap price. Wasnt this hobby a way for beer lovers to make the beers that they couldnt just run out to the store and buy? I get that these days its hard to not be able to find any style of beer in the liquor store but then most times i can brew any style for a fraction of the cost of the craft beer mark up. I guess i should mind my own business. Maybe the OP was asking because he wants to make a beer that he can share with others and be proud that he can make an easy drinking beer like a bud light. I did the same thing when i started so i could drink my homebrew with my father who has cheap taste. Im just sayin that if a person enters this hobby soley to brew a bud light like beer then theyre going to find out in a hurry that it is not economical, especially with MRB prices to do so and that person will more than likely leave the hobby quickly. Brew what makes you happy, youre the one drinking it, just be realistic in your expectations.
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    you know what i did? i just threw the hops in with the boil (no sacks). i also cold crashed and didn't have any issues with hops floating around. When we're all drinking home brew we don't pour that last 1/4" anyway, so you'll be good! folks on this forum know far more than me about methods (and crystal malt types....jeesh!) It turned out fantastic for me. i like super citra hopped brew. I did throw 1 sack in for the dry hop though.....
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    Lionfan67, First of all, welcome to the forum. I hope you stick around after being beaten up with your first post. Don't listen to the grumpy old man above. If you are a Miller Lite drinker and want to brew something similar then so be it. That is the great thing about being a homebrewer, you can brew what you want. With regard to a recipe that is closest it would be Classic American Light straight up from Mr. Beer. In homebrew competitions this beer style is rarely attempted because of the hatred but also because it is difficult to brew well, but it can be and is done. Most craft beer people hate AB InBev and Miller/Coors as do I, but as a brewer I also have a great deal of respect for them. Think about it, no matter where in the US that you buy a Budweiser, Bud Light, Miller Lite or Coors each one will taste exactly the same. As a brewer being able to achieve this in multiple batches not to mention from multiple breweries is an awesome accomplishment. Dawg
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    Go to a horse barn. Hold a bucket under a horse and wait for them to fill it with piss... Then add water for Miller "Lite". True fact - Bud Light is regular Bud with water added. As has been stated, you're not going to clone a commercial beer with a Mr. Beer recipe. For Miller (or Bud), in addition to the responses posted, both are brewed with adjuncts (corn, rice) in addition to barley. These adjuncts allows the beer to be lighter than a beer brewed from malted grain. Bud uses rice, Miller uses corn. Miller also uses a proprietary hop compound. Corn and rice were used in brewing early in this country's founding because they were cheaper than using barley, and the barley grown in the US was very different than the barley that European immigrants were used to in their countries. Corn and rice are generally cheaper than using equivalent amounts of barley, partly because they don't have to be malted. If you're a Miller or Bud drinker, i.e. you like them and want to brew them, then being a homebrewer is probably not for you. While it does take great skill to brew these "beers" consistently from facility to facility, they don't compare in taste, flavor, or aroma to a well-made craft beer, or a homebrewed beer. https://www.thespruceeats.com/why-do-some-brewers-use-rice-or-corn-in-their-beer-353284 If you appreciate the quality of craft beer, you should consider WHO you give your money to. AB InBev is a company that is determined to take all the possible shelf space and drive the craft brewers out of business. They've been buying up craft brewers, and the average consumer has no idea that these breweries are not owned by a family or small company. In addition, they've been buying up homebrew stores. I don't give them my money. AB InBev owns Northern Brewer and Midwest. AB InBev owns the following "craft brands" or former craft breweries (they are no longer considered craft beer due to 25%+ ownership by a non-craft brewery: Elysian (Seattle) 32% ownership of Craft Brew Alliance (Portland) - Kona Brewing Company, Redhook, Widmer Brothers, and a few others 10 Barrel Brewing Company (Bend, Oregon) Golden Road (LA) Breckenridge Brewing (Breckenridge, CO) Blue Point (Patchogue, NY) Wicked Weed (Asheville, NC) Goose Island (Chicago, IL) Karbach (Houston, TX) Four Peaks (Tempe, AZ) Devil's Backbone (Roseland, VA) Fake craft brands, always owned by the big brewers: Blue Moon Rolling Rock (bought in 1987) Shock Top Landshark George Killian's Grolsch (bought in 2007) I'm sure this list is not complete.
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    I always use the James Bond method I like my LBK’s “ Skaken not Stirred”
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    I have a response all typed up but I'm going to wait until 2027 to post it. 🤑
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    good, I have 8 packs of booster I can send ya!
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    Well I think I might have an American barley wine something in the making. Something sitting in a whiskey barrel going on a year and a half taste something like a barley wine if you want to call it. It was originally a rum oak amber ale that developed a sour taste due to an infection at the time in secondary fermenter with the rum and oak chips. I had just dumped my whiskey barrel and decided to throw that in there just to keep liquid in it to keep it sealed. I tried a sampler last month out of curiosity and was surprised the sour taste has deminshed and it’s more a flavor of wine
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    I use a minimum of 24 boosters in all my beer recipes, tastes like vodka in my coffee
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    ^^^^What he said^^^^
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    Welcome! Lots of sound advice here. Brew the CAL straight up like mentioned before and enjoy!
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    1 Gal Musselman's cider 1 cup Sugar. 1 Pack of Champagne yeast... We will wait and see.
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    Unless the area the beer sloshed into was infected with mad cow disease, turburculocious or had some @HoppySmile! drool on it, youll be ok. I move stuff around all the time. I have to move a fermenter tonight too. A little bump wont hurt. Actually, some times i give my carboys a little shake if the hop particles are caught on the ridges. Don’t tell anyone else on here ok?
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    You could always substitute an appropriate Mr. Beer BrewMax LME/DME for booster. It really depends on the style though. What are you brewing?
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