Good day!

My question is simple, me and the wife love lager, I like a good 5% ABV but the wife is a light weight and likes a 3.5% ABV so the question is:

How can I brew a nice lager (similar to Heineken!) that is between 3.8% and 4%?

I have just finished brewing my first ever lager and it has a 4.45% ABV!

  • 3
    Now what do you want, a nice lager or something similar to Heineken? ;-P
    – Robert
    Nov 15, 2018 at 23:26
  • @Robert I know..... I am a sucker for Heinekken! what about Boston's Sam Adams? Nov 16, 2018 at 7:19
  • You could give her a Dutch portion (25 cl), and you yourself could drink a Belgian portion (33 cl) ;-)
    – chthon
    Nov 16, 2018 at 15:01

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Many websites can provide recipes. Take a look at some other posts like :

Recipe websites catering to beginners?

But since you already have a recipe, you just need to lower the ABV a little, take a look here:

Low ABV stout recipe

Basically, you can add just add little more water (15% to 25%) to your recipe to achieve lower ABV.

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