HBL Santas Little Helper Winter Lager 5 Gal Extract With Grain Recipe Kit

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Product Overview

Kit includes

  • 2 - 3 lb Briess CBW Pilsen Light DME
  • 1 - 1 lb Briess CBW Pilsen Light DME
  • 4 oz  Briess Carapils Malt
  • 12 oz  Briess Caramel Malt 40L
  • Note: All grain will be milled and packed in one bag
  • 2 - 1 oz Hallertau Hops
  • 1 - 1 oz  Saaz Hops
  • 1 - Grain Steeping Bag

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

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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.

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

Santa's Little Helper Winter Lager

Sure to fuel the late night gift wrapping session or ease the pain from the sledding accidents, this lightly spiced amber lager ages very well up to 6 months.

Type: Lager
Style: Other Lager
Batch Size: 5 gallons
Recipe Type: Extract with grain


Quantity Ingredient Comment Malt Style
7 lbs CBW Pilsen Light DME Extract, DME
4 oz Carapils Malt Dextrine
12 oz Caramel Malt 40L Caramel, Crystal
2 lbs Honey Medium to dark
NOT Included in kit
Source Locally
1 tsp Irish Moss Boil 15 minutes
NOT Included in kit
1.25 oz Hallertau Hops (6.5% AA) Boil 45 minutes
1 oz Saaz Hops Boil 1 minute
0.5 tsp Cinnamon, freshly ground Boil 1 minute
NOT Included in kit
Grocery Store
0.5 tsp Nutmeg, freshly ground Boil 1 minute
NOT Included in kit
Grocery Store
2 vials WLP885 Zurich Lager Yeast NOT Included in kit
0.5 vial WLP885 Zurich Lager Yeast 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 and honey
  4. Bring to a boil
  5. Add bittering hops and continue to boil
  6. Add remaining hops, spices and Irish Moss as indicated
  7. Remove from heat
  8. Cool to 55-60ºF
  9. Transfer to primary fementer
  10. Fill to desired level with cold water
  11. Oxygenate and pitch yeast

Primary Fermentation: 2 weeks at 55ºF
Secondary Fermentation: 6 weeks at 35ºF
Fermentation Notes: Bottle condition with malt extract and additional yeast
Original Gravity: 1.084
Final Gravity: 1.018
Alcohol by Weight: 6.9%
Alcohol by Volume: 8.6%
IBU: 30
Color: 12-15 SRM


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