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Classic American Light - user recommended times

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I'm going to do the classic american lager light, and was looking for user recommended Ferment AND Bottling times.

Its default is minimum 7 days ferment, and 2 weeks in the bottles.

What are your recommendations?

I will search through the forums also. Thanks!

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You subject says classic american light but you post says lager. which one will you actually be brewing?

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Agentguerry, I did 3 weeks in the lbk, then tested conditioning by tasting weekly starting at 4 weeks. At about 8 weeks the cidery taste was gone, weeks 11 & 12 we excellent (and all I had). I have no idea what the pitch / ferment temps were -- too new to check -- and that may make a difference. Happy brewing!

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yeah sorry lol. I meant "light" did a nice strikeout.

Is the same amount of sugar also recommended as stated on the HME can? (2.5 teaspoons)

I did the amount on the initial IPA that came with my set, and it seemed WAY too carbonated.

Thanks all.

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Often asked. Lots of posts on thus subject. Many use less. www.screwybrewer.com or try 65% of recommended amounts.

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"agentguerry" post=380281 said:

yeah sorry lol. I meant "light" did a nice strikeout.

Is the same amount of sugar also recommended as stated on the HME can? (2.5 teaspoons)

I did the amount on the initial IPA that came with my set, and it seemed WAY too carbonated.

Thanks all.

I just finished the CAL. Ferment in the LBK for 3 weeks then let it condition in the bottles for 2 months to ensure the beer gets rid of that unpleasant cidery taste. the instructions give you the amount of sugar to bottle size. 32oz is 2.5 tsp

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yeah I just actually finished putting the Beer in the Keg.

thanks for the recommendations.

I was just reading through some of Rick's posts on sugar amounts. I think I may do a little less this time, as far as the sugar.

3 weeks in the keg, and then i'll let bottle em up.

thanks a bunch brewers!

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With bottle priming you can do a few different levels and compare them.

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Thanks RickBeer. Bottled up the beer tonight. got 22 12 oz. bottles.

did them about half an half with 1/2tsp and 3/4 tsp sugar.

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well i have the cal carbing atm....been sitting about 3 weeks or. i used about 2 tsp of cane sugar for the liter bottles still has that cidery taste tho. i can tell the carbonation is increasing by the mouthfeel ive tasted a couple times along the way and at first is seems kinda like a beer flavored water. I guess i'll be waitin a little longer tho hopefully that cider taste goes away completely and ill be good :gulp:

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Well after letting them carb up for about 3 weeks, I tried both 1/2 and 3/4 tsp.   The 1/2 tsp has the taste I was looking for.  and now after 5 weeks, the 1/2 tsp. still tastes good.  Just enough carb for what I wanted.

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For you guys that bottle prime, do you prefer white/table sugar, corn sugar, or do the carb tablets work well?  I'm about to start on my Patriot Lager.

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