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Have a question: Michelob Ultra etc
« on: August 13, 2008, 07:10:09 PM »
How do the big brewers make something like that? How do you make a "beer" with 90 calories that has some beer like flavor. Any one have any idea?

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Re: Have a question: Michelob Ultra etc
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2008, 02:31:15 PM »
It is very Hard to do! VODO for sure! Here is a recipe that I brewed recently that came in at 120 calories. I cant say it tasted to much like beer (More like water), but it got drank all the same. 120 Calories, and 3% ABV. It is one of the smallest beer's I have ever made! It has to be better living through Chemicals is all I can think of...

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Recipe: Spuds Evil Clone II
Brewer: Preston Brown
Style: Lite American Lager
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35.0) It's a Spudweiser Clone, what do you expect it will taste like!

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.50 gal     
Boil Size: 6.92 gal
Estimated OG: 1.028 SG
Estimated Color: 2.1 SRM
Estimated IBU: 8.1 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 76.60 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount        Item                                      Type         % or IBU     
4.0 oz        Rice Hulls (0.0 SRM)                      Adjunct      4.35 %       
3 lbs         Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)            Grain        52.17 %       
2 lbs         Corn, Flaked (1.3 SRM)                    Grain        34.78 %       
8.0 oz        Rice, Minute Rice (1.0 SRM)               Grain        8.70 %       
0.25 oz       Hallertauer [4.80 %]  (60 min) (First WortHops         5.2 IBU       
0.25 oz       Hallertauer [4.80 %]  (20 min)            Hops         2.9 IBU       
0.25 oz       Hallertauer [4.80 %]  (0 min)             Hops          -           
0.50 tsp      Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min)                Misc                       
2.00 tbsp     PH 5.2 Stabilizer (Mash 60.0 min)         Misc                       
1 Pkgs        Pilsner Lager (White Labs #WLP800)        Yeast-Lager               

Mash Schedule: (PB)  Double Infusion, Light Body
Total Grain Weight: 5.75 lb
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(PB)  Double Infusion, Light Body
Step Time     Name               Description                         Step Temp     
30 min        Protein Rest       Add 5.18 qt of water at 132.1 F     122.0 F       
60 min        Saccrification     Add 4.60 qt of water at 187.9 F     150.0 F       
10 min        Mash Out           Add 4.60 qt of water at 210.3 F     168.0 F       

The only thing different would be to find a more attenuating yeast. to make it drop farther and dry out.

Cheers

Preston
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