HBL Light in the Dark Lager 5 Gal Extract With Grain Recipe Kit

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MSRP: $43.63
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Product Overview

Kit includes

  • 2 - 3.3 lb CBW Pilsen Light LME
  • 4 oz Carapils Malt
  • 4 oz Black Malt
  • Note: All grain will be milled and packed in one bag
  • 1 - 1 oz Hallertau Hops
  • 1 - 1 oz  Saaz Hops
  • 1 - Grain Steeping Bag

Yeast, Bottle Caps, Yeast Nutrient, and Priming Sugar NOT Included

HomeBrew4Less Homebrewing ingredient kits are built to order, please allow extra order processing time. 

Note: You may have extra ingredients then you need to make this homebrew recipe due to standard packaging sizes, feel free to use them in another brewing recipe or boost the specs of this one.

You will need standard homebrewing equipment, bottles, etc - this kit is homebrew recipe ingredients only.

You may also need a scale to measure some of the ingredients (they are not pre-measured)

Light in the Dark Lager

 This smooth, dark colored lager can bring drinkers of light colored beer over to the dark side. With your eyes closed the Schwartz beer is as smooth as a European pilsner.

Type: Lager

Style: Dark Lager

Batch Size: 5 gallons

Recipe Type: Extract with grain


Quantity Ingredient Comment Malt Style
6.6 lbs CBW Pilsen Light LME Extract, LME
4 oz Carapils Malt Dextrine
4 oz Black Malt Roasted, Black
1 tsp Irish Moss Boil 15 minutes
NOT Included in kit
0.5 oz Hallertau Hops (6.5% AA) Boil 45 minutes
0.25 oz Saaz Hops (4% AA) Boil 15 minutes
0.25 oz Saaz Hops (4% AA) Boil 1 minute
1 vial WLP830 White Labs German Lager Liquid Yeast
or 2206 Bavarian Lager
or Saflager S-23
Primary fermentation
NOT Included in kit



  1. Perform mini-mash with 4 gallons of water and grains
  2. Steep at 152-158ºF for 30 minutes
  3. Add extract
  4. Bring to a boil
  5. Add bittering hops and continue to boil
  6. Add finishing hops and Irish Moss as indicated
  7. Remove from heat
  8. Cool to 55-60ºF
  9. Transfer to primary fermenter
  10. Fill to desired level with cold water
  11. Oxygenate and pitch yeast

Primary Fermentation: 14 days at 55ºF

Secondary Fermentation: 14 days at 35ºF

Fermentation Notes: Bottle condition or force carbonate

Original Gravity: 1.050

Final Gravity: 1.013

Alcohol by Weight: 3.7%

Alcohol by Volume: 4.8%

IBU: 15

Color: 30-35 SRM


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