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Foster's Lager Clone

Foster's Lager Clone

Premium American Lager • All Grain • 5 gal

Bill Wible - Philadelphia

I've made this batch over and over. This *is* Foster's Lager! Don't be afraid to use the table sugar. I know all the books say 'cider - don't don't it.' but its okay in this beer.

June 23, 2001  12:34pm

5.0/5.0 1 rating

Ingredients (All Grain5 gal)

  • 5 lbs American 2-row

    American 2-row

    Yields a slightly higher extract than Six Rox brewers Malt. Tends to give a smoother, less grainy flavored beer. Some brewers claim they can detect a significant difference in flavor. Lower protein and will yield a lower color than Six-Row Brewers Malt

  • 1.25 lbs American 6-row Pale

    American 6-row Pale

    Tends to increase lautering efficiency due to a stiffer husk. May be used as the base malt for any beer style. The enzymes in all varieties of the current crop are sufficient to support high percentages of specialty malts and adjuncts.

  • 1 lbs Dextrine Malt

    Dextrine Malt

    In light-colored beers to give additional body. Adds richness without color.

  • .5 lbs Crystal Malt 20°L

    Crystal Malt 20°L

    Sweet, mild caramel flavor and a golden color. Use in light lagers and light ales.

  • 1.5 lbs White Table Sugar (Sucrose)

    White Table Sugar (Sucrose)

    Common household table/baking sugar. Lightens flavor and body of beer. Can contribute a cider-like flavor to the beer if not cold-fermented or used in large quantities.

  • .5 oz Pride of Ringwood - 6.8 AA% pellets; boiled 60 min

    Pride of Ringwood


  • .5 oz Pride of Ringwood - 6.8 AA% pellets; boiled 30 min

    Pride of Ringwood


  • Wyeast 2272-PC North American Lager

    Wyeast 2272-PC North American Lager

    Traditional culture of North American and Canadian lager and light pilsners. Malty finish.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 1 - Light Lager

Subcategory: C - Premium American Lager

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.049 1.046 - 1.056
Terminal Gravity: 1.012 1.008 - 1.012
Color: 4.6 SRM 2 - 6
Alcohol: 4.8% ABV 4.6% - 6%
Bitterness: 27.1 IBU 15 - 25


fatso the wombat

If they do it you can !!

2003-12-26 3:34pm

just to back up bill,Carlton & United (Fosters)won't addmit to using sugar.but when one of our club members saw a C.S.R. (Commonwealth sugar refiners) tanker on the grounds of the brewery during a tour.... well!!!!!!


Mash Time

2004-07-25 7:08pm

Hey Bill would like to know the mash time on the foster clone.I just made your recipe will see if we hit the mark.Thanks Toads



2010-02-06 6:33pm

Can someone post the time and temp for mash? Also, how long in Primary/secondary fermenter and at what temperatures? Thanks


Mash time and sugar

2019-09-02 3:06pm

I mashed at 156 degrees x60 min. Had conversation at 45 min. Also added sugar early since I wasn’t sure if a late addition would work. Would be nice to have had some specifics. Lagering now. Had to substitute yeast and hops to comparables due to in availability. We’ll see.


Foster’s Lager Clone

2019-10-01 9:55am

Turned out beautifully

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