American Lite Ale - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

American Lite Ale - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

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(Makes 5 gallons) A lite beer similiar to the major American brands. Not much flavor, not much bitterness, not much of anything to tell you the truth. However, sometimes that is exactly what we are looking for. A good beer for general mass-consumption. Uses dry rice extract as part of the base.

This kit does not contain any grain, only Liquid Malt Extract and Dried Rice extract. No grain bag is needed.

Estimated Original Gravity: 1.035
Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 3-4%
SRM (Color Range): 3.3
IBU's: 11-13

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. The recommended yeast(s) can be found below. All grains will come milled.

WLP001 - White Labs California Ale
WY1056 - Wyeast American
GY001 - GigaYeast NorCal Ale #1
IYA07 - Imperial Flagship

Please Note: In order to better serve our customers, we are now offering our extract recipe kits with either Liquid Malt Extract (LME) or Dried Malt Extract (DME). The majority of our DME kits were converted from the LME version, which is why you may notice slight variances in the extract names and quantities on your recipe sheet. You may also find that your Specific Gravity and ABV% are slightly higher if you choose DME. Whether LME or DME, add all extracts provided according to the recipe sheet. For further details, please reference the conversion chart below.
MoreBeer! Extract Recipe Kit Conversion Chart
Liquid Malt Extract Dry Malt Extract
4 lbs 3.5 lbs
5 lbs 4 lbs
6 lbs 5 lbs
7 lbs 6 lbs
8 lbs 6.5 lbs
9 lbs 7 lbs
Ultralight Malt Extract Golden Light DME
Pale Malt Extract Golden Light DME
Pilsner Malt Extract Pilsen Light DME


ABV %3.6
Beer StyleBlonde & Kolsch
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentLow (3-5%)
BitternessLow (10-25ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodExtract
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The wife really likes this, and I enjoy it.
Valued C on May 22, 2018
The wife really likes this, and I enjoy it.
Valued C on May 22, 2018
Need something to feed my lite beer drinking friends and family to keep off of my CA common ale
Scott C on Mar 27, 2018
Need something to feed my lite beer drinking friends and family to keep off of my CA common ale
Scott C on Mar 27, 2018

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Pretty good for keeping the lite beer folks happy
This beer is surprisingly good if you are trying to clone something like Mich Ultra or Bud Light. It has very little flavor, virtually no hop profile, and has a slight sweetness to it. If that is what you are looking for, then it is worth a try.
November 21, 2018
1 year ago
This would be a great first kit for a new brewer. It's easy to brew, tastes like beer, and is very cheap for an extract kit. But don't expect this lite ALE to turn out just like a major American brand lite LAGER. It's darn near as close as you can get though.
May 11, 2015
American Lite Ale
This is by far the worst kit Ive ever made. Taste like bitter boiled grain.
July 24, 2014
First brew - Outstanding!
My very very first homebrew, and I couldn't be happier. This is a nice, smooth, light ale that everyone loved. Not a lot of flavor, but just enough to make it comparable to a commercial light beer. My wife, who doesn't care for beer, absolutely loved this one. Wyeast 1056, fermented for two weeks, then sat in the corny keg for two more. Will definitely brew this a few more times for the masses.
October 7, 2013
Nice light kit
This is a great beginner kit. Simple ingredients, recipe and taste. A definite starting beer for the non home brew fan! Cheers!!
May 23, 2013