Lawnmower Lager
(25 Litres)

A recipe for the brewer who wants to make a lower alcohol beer with good body and head retention. This recipe produces a beer designed to be chilled and "guzzled guiltlessly" after mowing the lawn or similar task.

Ingredients

  • 1 x 1.7kg Coopers Lager 
  • 1 x 1kg Coopers Brew Enhancer 1 
  • 1 x 250g Coopers Carbonation Drops
  • Colour: Straw
  • Body: Light
  • Bitterness: Medium/Low
  • Approx. Alcohol Level: 3.2% ABV
  • Naturally Carbonated: Natural
  • STEP 1: Mix

    Dissolve Coopers Lager and Brew Enhancer 1 in 3 litres of hot water.

    Fill fermenter with cool water to the 25 litre mark and stir.

    Sprinkle supplied yeast over the wort surface and fit the lid.

    Ferment temperature should be in the range 21C-27C.

    Bottle when specific gravity has reached 1.008 (or two readings the same over 24 hours).

  • STEP 2: Brew

    • Place the FV in a location out of direct sunlight and try to ferment between 21C to 27C.
    • Fermentation is complete when the density of the brew remains constant over 2 days. We recommend the use of a hydrometer to check the specific gravity (density) of your brew.
  • STEP 3: Bottle

    Gently fill clean PET bottles to about 3cm from the top.

    Add 2 carbonation drops per bottle and secure the caps (use only one carbonation drop for bottles intended to be stored for a longer period).

    Store the bottles upright in a location out of direct sunlight at or above 18C.

  • STEP 4: Enjoy!

    After at least two weeks, check for sufficient carbonation by squeezing the PET bottles.
    Bottles kept unrefrigerated should improve with age.
    When ready to drink, chill the bottles upright.
    The chilled beer may be poured into clean glassware, leaving the sediment behind.
    Expect the alcohol content to be approximately 3.2% ABV.