Crisp Australian Lager (Great Northern Style)

Brick Road Gold Lager malt is lightly bitter-hopped for this crisp Lager. Use the yeast under the lid for a fermenting temperature of 16-24 degrees, or use a packet of 34/70 German Lager yeast or similar to ferment at 12-15 degrees. Mix with 1kg of Brick Road Extra Light DME and Dry hop with 15-25g of Pride of Ringwood hops. Top to 21L for approx. 4.2% ABV. This refreshing all-malt lager will quench your thirst.
Prep Time40 minutes
Active Time10 days
Course: Drinks
Keyword: Craft Beer, Crisp Lager, Great Northern, Home Brew Beer
Cost: 35


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


  • 1.5 kg Brick Road Gold Lager
  • 1 kg Brick Road Extra Light DME
  • 1 11.5g Fermentis 34/70 Lager Yeast Optional
  • 15 g Pride of Ringwood hops


  • 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 can 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.
  • Mix the concentrated wort and water well, then pour into your fermenter. Add 1kg Brick Road DME. Don't worry if the DME clumps - it will dissolve over time. Top up with cold, quality brewing water to 21L for approx. 4.2% 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 yeast under the lid, ferment at 16-22 degrees Celcius for 10 - 14 days. With 34/70 or other yeast follow the instructions on the packet.
  • On Day 5 of Fermentation, add the 15g Pride of Ringwood hops. If you can, add the hops inside a hop bag tied with plain dental floss, and remove after 48 hours.
  • 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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