Samuel Adams Boston Lager Clone (11 ratings)

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: zymurgist05 (Shared)
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Brewer: Rob
Batch Size: 10.00 galStyle: American Pale Ale (10A)
Boil Size: 11.91 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 7.0 SRMEquipment: My Equipment
Bitterness: 35.6 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.056 (13.7° P)Mash Profile: Single Infusion, Light Body, No Mash Out
Est FG: 1.011 SG (2.9° P)Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
ABV: 5.8%Taste Rating: 30.0

Amount Name Type #
20 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 2
4.00 oz Liberty [4.3%] - Boil 60 min Hops 3
0.75 oz Hallertauer Hersbrucker [4.0%] - Boil 15 min Hops 4
0.75 oz Hallertauer Hersbrucker [4.0%] - Boil 5 min Hops 5
2.0 pkgs Nottingham Yeast (Lallemand #-) Yeast 6
1.00 oz Hallertauer Hersbrucker [4.0%] - Dry Hop 7 days Hops 7


by zymurgist05

Darn close

Nice Lager

by Kyken

I made 10 Gallons of this and it turned out very good and real close to Sam Adams this was my first lager I will make this again.

Good clone

by Bigcity

Made this and it taste great, so I made a second batch which is fermenting as we speak. Thanks for sharing.

Sam Adams Boston Lager clone

by Carlos49

What would I have to do to just make a 5 Gal. receipe? Add just have of the amounts in the ingredient list? or is there something else that I have to do?

by mysticmead

recipe looks great, except the yeast. if you want to make a lager, use a lager yeast. Something like Saflager W34/70 would work as a substitute. Otherwise this would be a good clone for Sam Adams Ale

Sam Clone

by nickyspike

this is very good. I would definitely brew it again. Would try it with lager yeast also to see how it comes out

Extremely close to the real thing

by setesh2000

I've brewed this twice now and it is extremely close to the real deal. Very good recipe and beer.


by bzalez

Great recipe, really close. The Nottingham's went off well, great afters.

Purchased from Wine and Beer Guild

by Brent1992

I purchased this kit from the Wine and Beer Guild after receiving a tweet from I think if I had used the original poster's recipe on my settings it would have come out fine, as it was I had to add 3/4 lb of DME just to hit my original gravity at about 8 gallons. I hope it comes out drinkable, its just a waste of money to order it. Plus I was missing 4 ounces of liberty hops which the company responded immediately that they would send me replacements hops on Monday. Good customer service, poor execution on ingredients....assuming I received the right amount of grains that is, I never measured it. I will definitely try this again, but with my local home brew shop instead of the guild.

taste great

by sledge

very good recipe will be making again real soon. sledge

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