Munton's American Style Light

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Munton's American Style Light

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I'm going to brew another batch this weekend and was trying to choose something the rest of my family would like.
Has anybody made the Munton's American Style Light?
My family is all Coors Light drinkers so how would this compare?
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Re: Munton's American Style Light

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Coors light is the American Light Lager Style taken to the extreme. It is a lager with virtually no flavour whatsoever. As much as we as brewers knock it, that is really a hard thing to do.

Here are some tips that may optimize your extract kit brew:

You can improve kit flavour profiles of any extract beer kit by subbing or, at least having a partial sub of light DME, instead of the sugar.

The yeast can be upgraded too. If you want to stick to ale yeast, you need to keep the yeast flavour profile clean. Try Fermentis US-05, or any other really clean fermenting yeast. White Labs Cal Ale is simply amazing, or any American or Kolsch style liquid yeast. Control your ferment temp. Keep it between 68-70 deg F. If you want to go hard core, get a lager yeast, and ferment it at 55 deg F.

Go hardcore with your cleaning and use a no-rinse sanitizer.

It should ferment healthy and clean in about a week. Leave it for another week to allow flocculation and re-absorbtion of off flavours such as diacetyl.

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Re: Munton's American Style Light

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The problem with those types of beers is that they use lots of corn and rice to increase sugar without adding flavor. Not sure you can do this with a kit.

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Re: Munton's American Style Light

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would adding corn sugar (dex) not be the same as adding corn?
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Corn sugar is completly fermentable and won't leave any real taste. Corn itself has to be mashed so as to
get the fermentables to change to the various types of sugars, some of which is relatively unfermentable,
and will leave a " taste ".

I recently did an all grain version of Miller lite using US-05 yeast, mashed base grain with flaked maise to a gravity of 1030.
After primary was done, I used Alpha Amylase in the secondary phase to further decrease the gravity to 1000. I ended up
with a 4% beer with no flavour... perfect for those who don't like real beer.
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Re: Munton's American Style Light

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Hard to do Tony. Good for you. I tell my brother that people who drink Bud Light don't like beer at all, that is why they drink that shit.

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I really don't understand light beer. Why reduce the taste and alcohol so you can drink more of something that has no taste? Just drink fewer real beer (although i personally find that damn near impossible!). I actually used to like regular Coors, but you can't get it anymore.
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Commercial breweries have done a great job of marketing these so called beer products, they have most believing these near beer products are good.
Its all about money and profit not about quality beer and craftsmanship!
Fortunately we all know the truth about beer!

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Absolutly beautiful sunny and warm on the rock today and I'm sipping a AG lite lager ( with a lot more flavour than
Bud Light ) and a fry of moose on the side burner of my grill. Coors Light is about the only commercial beer I don't prefer to drink.
I love all beer weather it is Bud Light up to PBR and all my local yellow fizzy lagers to the darkest roasty stout. All in good time.

Even though I have many commercial beer in my fridge, I prefer my own to that of store bought. BUT there are times I also enjoy
a store bought. I guess I'm only a teeny weeny beer snob. LOL.
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Re: Munton's American Style Light

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B&SCUSTOMEQUIPMENT wrote:Commercial breweries have done a great job of marketing these so called beer products, they have most believing these near beer products are good.
Its all about money and profit not about quality beer and craftsmanship!
Fortunately we all know the truth about beer! Scott
For those of you who haven't seen it, look for a video called "Beer Wars". Excellent documentary talking about how the big three(at least in the US) Bud, Miller & Coors have a stranglehold over the beer economy. Very interesting watch.
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