American Lite Ale - All Grain Beer Kit

American Lite Ale - All Grain Beer Kit

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(Makes 5 gallons) A lite beer similiar to the major American brands. Very light in color. 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.

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity: 1.035
  • SRM (Color Range): 4-6
  • IBUs: 6-10
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 3.6%



Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All grains will come milled, unless you select unmilled base malts.

ABV %3.6
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentLow (3-5%)
BitternessLow (10-25ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodAll Grain
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I put this on tap and we drank 5 gallons in 2 days.
Kyle S on Sep 9, 2021
This is our third kit, everyone loves it
Michael E B on Apr 21, 2021
I put this on tap and we drank 5 gallons in 2 days.
Kyle S on Sep 9, 2021
The wife likes it.
Matt on Aug 12, 2021
This is our third kit, everyone loves it
Michael E B on Apr 21, 2021
We tried this one and love it.
Wanda K on Mar 18, 2021
I'm just getting started and wanted a lite beer kit.
Wanda K on Jan 26, 2021
Easy to brew and drink
Michael E B on Jan 11, 2021
For wife
Brad W on Dec 11, 2020
wanted a lighter beer for friends.
John L on Sep 17, 2020
Most everyone loves a Lite!
Jimmy B on Sep 26, 2019
I've moved back to lite beers. I enjoy the heavy IPA's and complex beers, but these are a staple during the spring and summer.
Oren J T on Apr 11, 2019
For family members that don't like good beer ;-)
Jayme R on Aug 18, 2018
Michael W on May 4, 2018
Bud light
Matthew f on Jan 22, 2018
I enjoy a nice mainstream beer every now and again.
Gary P. on Jan 15, 2018
The wife likes it.
Matt on Aug 12, 2021
We tried this one and love it.
Wanda K on Mar 18, 2021
What stage do you put the dried rice extract?
Austin K Walker on Jan 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Preboil gravity about 1027. Start the boil, wort hot enough to dissolve extract. I add at the beginning. Produces nice light colored flavorful beer. I mostly use WL 80 cream ale but have used WY 2007 Pilsen.
Has anyone bottled this beer ? I was worried about oxidation
christopher ankney on Mar 1, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Hi Chris, I bottled a couple that didn’t fit in my keg. Used corn sugar to prime. As far as oxidation goes, I wouldn’t worry. 6 to 8 months you will be fine. Be sure to label the “born on date.“.
Id like to bump this up to a 4.2 ABV --- add some dextrose or DME?
scott hoppel on Apr 20, 2020
BEST ANSWER: All of the above suggestions are great. DME will add a touch of body along with the gravity boost. Corn sugar will not add sweetness which may make any alcohol or hops more apparent. Honey will also ferment out completely and add a very rich sweet aroma and fairly heavy lingering flavor on the pallet. Rice extract is another one that I like to use in lite beers as it adds a pretty good balance of body to offset the alcohol increase. We do always recommend trying all the options for yourself to see which you like best. Cheers!

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Rated 4 out of 5
Will brew again.
This could be a "go to" in hot weather. Cleared nicely when crash chilled.
February 14, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good all around summer beer
Very mild and light. Tastes about the same as most of the store bought light beers. Not very malty or hoppy. Everyone that has tried it has wanted more. I already have a second kit to brew for this summer.
March 27, 2016