Bud Light Style Beer Recipe D.I.Y.

Bud Light Style Beer Recipe D.I.Y.
Bud Light Style Beer Recipe D.I.Y.

Bud Light Style Beer Recipe D.I.Y.

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Are you looking for an awesome Bud Light Style Beer Recipe? You now have no reason to look any further; you have just found what you have been looking for!

Yield: 6 US Gallons



  • 2 lbs American 2-row
  • 1.75 lbs American 6-row
  • 2 lbs American Flaked Rice
  • 0.5 Hallertau Hersbrucker 60 minutes (boil)
  • 1 Hallertau Hersbrucker 5 min

White Labs American Lager WLP 840


Step 1
  • 2 lbs American 2-row
  • 1.75 lbs American 6-row
  • 2 lbs American Flaked Rice

Heat up about 4 gallons of water for the mash up 149F for 90 min then bring temp to 175 for 10 min. It helps if you bring the water to a boil before you put in the grain bag then lower fire place in grains watch to make sure the heat drops.

Step 2
  • 0.5 Hallertau Hersbrucker 60 minutes (boil)

Right when it begins to boil add these hops.

Step 3

1 Hallertau Hersbrucker

Add at 5 min left.

Step 4

Bring temp down when cool to put in carboy.

Fermentation Through Bottling Bud Light Style Beer Recipe

Transfer the wort into the primary fermenting vessel, then top off with cold water.

Aerate the wort at this point. This can be accomplished with an aeration stone or simply by rocking the fermenter back and forth once the lid is in place.

This is the time that you will want to take a specific gravity reading. Use a hydrometer and record the reading. Your targeted gravity levels though temperature will affect so you just need within range.
Step 5

Once the wort is cooled to around 72° F, it is safe to pitch the yeast. Pitch according the proper procedures of the type of yeast you have.

  • White Labs American Lager WLP 840

Prepare a 2L yeast starter by stirring the yeast into the water then let mixture stand in cup for 15 minutes, make sure it is bubbling and then you will add it to your beer after the beer has cooled.


Fermentation is for 2 weeks at temp 53F. Then rack in to a secondary carboy for 2 weeks at 55F then raise temp for 2 more weeks at 57F.

Make sure your carboy is around a third empty leaving space for frothing and foaming.

After primary fermentation rack into your secondary carboy and let sit for another week.

The less exposure to oxygen the better it will taste so be careful when you rack.

Step 6
  • 1-1/4 cups dry malt extract for priming or 3/4 cup priming sugar

Add priming sugar before bottling.

Prime and bottle. When priming, dissolve corn sugar or dry malt extract in two pints of boiling water for 5 minutes.

Pour this mixture into the empty bottling bucket and siphon the beer from the fermenter over it.

This method ensures that the priming sugar will disperse evenly through your beer.

For proper carbonation, store your beer at 75° for at least the first week after bottling.

This will allow the yeast to feed on the priming sugar and produce the necessary carbon dioxide needed for carbonation.

Congratulations, You Have Completed Making this Awesome Bud Light Style Beer!

You now need a bottle and a label which are cool enough to compliment your hard work. Honestly, if you put it into a cheap bottle, people will make fun of you. BUT, if it looks good, people will rave about it!

Additional Info

Notes on Utensils and Ingredients

  • Glass is always preferable when working with strong alcohol. Avoid plastic as much as possible.
  • Use organic ingredients to avoid pesticide residues.

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Binyomin Terebelo, Master Distiller and Drinkoligist

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Written by Binyomin Terebelo
I love hearing from you about why you love something I wrote or published or a recipe I don't know. I am Master Distiller at Terebelo Distillery, Love all things alcohol. Freelance for Grogmag and blog recipes for buildthebottle.com Weekend Rabbi too.
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