Orange Lager

OG = 1.047  FG = 1.014
IBU = 21  SRM = 3  ABV = 4.4%


1 lb. (0.45 kg) dextrine malt
5 lbs. (2.27 kg) extra-light dried malt extract
4 AAU Hallertau pellets (50 min.) (1 oz./28 g at 4% alpha acids)
4 AAU Saaz pellets (15 min.) (1 oz./28 g at 4% alpha acids)
2 oz. (57 g) shredded orange peel (preferably organic)
1/8 tsp. each: ground nutmeg, clove, and allspice
Sachet of a neutral, clean lager yeast (like a Saflager 34/70)
3/4 cup corn sugar


Crack and steep the grain in two gallons (7.6 L) of water, remove at 170-176 °F (77-80 °C). Add malt extract and Hallertau pellets, boil 30 minutes. Add Saaz pellets, boil 10 minutes. Add orange peel and spices, boil five minutes and turn off heat. Pour through strainer into your fermenter, topping off to 5.25 gallons (20 L) and proceed with normal fermentation, lagering, and bottling. Age three to four weeks. The orange and spice flavors will be stronger at first but will fade into the background after a month of lagering.

Issue: September 1995

This brew is light in color and in body, but the spices and the orange flavor are not
overpowering, even when the beer is young. This brew can be made bolder by using two cups of orange-blossom honey in the boil as well.