Queensland Gold (XXXX Gold style)

A classic Thirst-Quencher brewed specially for a hot climate. Brick Road Gold Lager malt is already hopped to the perfect level for your favourite Queensland Lager. Use the yeast under the lid, or if you can control the fermentation temperature at 12-15 degrees, we recommend the Fermentis Saflager yeast. Simply mix with 1kg of dextrose or sugar, and add quality water to achieve your desired ABV. Beautiful!
Prep Time40 minutes
Active Time10 days
Course: Drinks
Keyword: Home Brew Beer, Queensland Gold, XXXX, XXXX Bitter
Cost: 35


  • 1 30 litre fermenter
  • 1 Large mixing spoon
  • 1 5 litre jug


  • 1.5 kg Brick Road Gold Lager
  • 500 g Brick Road Extra Light DME
  • 1 11.5g Fermentis W 34/70 Yeast
  • 15 g Cluster Hops
  • 15 g Pride of Ringwood


  • Clean and sanitise fermenter, spoon, cup and jug.
  • Fill the cup to 3/4 full with cold brewing water. Sprinkle in the dried yeast and gently stir in. Cover.
  • Soften the malt cans in hot water for about 5 minutes.
  • Pour 2 litres of boiling water into your 5L jug. Open the can and pour the contents into the jug. Add 500g Brick Road DME.
  • Mix the concentrated wort and water well, then pour into your fermenter. Top up with cold quality brewing water to 20L for approx. 3.5% ABV. Ensure the wort temperature is 9 - 22 degrees celcius. Vigourously stir the wort with a large spoon to oxygenate it. Gently pour in the cup of yeast slurry and gently stir into the oxygenated wort.
  • Seal the fermenter lid and insert airlock. With Fermentis W34/70 yeast, ideally ferment at 12-15 degrees Celcius. With the yeast under the lid, ferment at 15-22 degrees.
  • Add hops around Day 6 of fermentation.
  • After 10 days, check the gravity. If the SG remains steady for three days, fermentation is complete. If in doubt, leave a few more days for better results. Keg or bottle your brew.

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