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Homebrew Beer: Pre-Prohibition Lager Recipe



Our brewing system: https://www.clawhammersupply.com/collections/all-products/products/digital-electric-120v-homebrew-beer-system
Full recipe details: https://www.clawhammersupply.com/blogs/moonshine-still-blog/pre-prohibition-home-brew-beer-recipe

We’re taking a step back in time with this throwback beer. It’s a pre-prohibition lager made with 6 row malt, corn, and spring water that we literally collected from the top of a mountain.

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14 comments

  1. Hi guys,
    Great beer and nice system. Wouldn't you recommend using a yeast starter though, with a 5 gallon brew? Lager needs loads of cells right?

  2. Dude looks and acts like Dennis from always sunny in Philadelphia

  3. I`ve been watching some of your videos, and they are great. Keep up the good work!
    I noticed in this video that you probably were closer to your estimated O.G than you think.
    Maby I am wrong, but it looked like you were closer to 1.044 than 1.042.

    "you want to take the reading from the bottom of what’s called the meniscus. A meniscus is a curvature in liquid, and usually happens in vessels like test tubes." – https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/how-to-brew/how-to-take-an-accurate-hydrometer-reading/

  4. Pretty sure pre-prohibition breweries were not this high tech.. good run cheers!

  5. matthewkaiser310

    Nice video. I have been shopping around for an electric system for a while, but have yet to pull the trigger. Looking forward to learning more about you system. Price point is awesome compared to similar systems.

  6. How did you crack the corn? Most 2 roller grain crushers are not up to this task. Also, was it field corn, or something else?

  7. Also wondering what fridge you are using to ferment in? Great video btw!

  8. Great video! Congrats on your new brew system controller, looks like your kickstarter was a huge success. Keep up the good work. Clawhammer is going to be huge in the homebrew industry.

  9. Glad to see you guys making brew vids again. Just a couple of questions. First, what was that fermentation chiller you had there? Was it some sort of mini fridge you converted? Looking for chiller myself. Second, and most important, does Rachel always help making beer with no shoes on? inquiring minds want to know. Cheers

  10. I'm doing a lager today using your system…I love it, it is so easy to use compared to by old 3 keg Brew tree system.

  11. Guillermo Bright

    Hang on I gotta grab a beer…

  12. I personally love slightly cloudy pale beers. I think it would make it feel even more old timey if it's not perfectly crystal clear =).

  13. Snow day = snow beer maybe? Just an idea.

  14. Jacopo Zanetti

    hello, beautiful videos as always.
    a question, does the plate exchanger never get clogged?
    What do you clean with?

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