What is the biggest selling beer in the world?
Can I brew a clone of this beer at home?
The answer to the first question is HEINEKIN
The answer to the second is a resounding YES
Heinekin beer outsells all other beers on the planet. It is nearly the most popular beer in Ireland!
It’s up there with sales close to the incomparable and famous stout, Guinness.
Heinekin is renowned as being an easy drinking, refreshing European style lager.
Below are the ingredients required to brew this beer at home and it will save you about $40 a carton to brew this beer yourself.
• 1.7kg Coopers European Lager,
• 1kg Light Dry Malt
• 250gm Corn sugar (Dextrose)
• 12gm Hallertau Hops (or similar)
• 1 x American Ale – Safale US-05 Yeast
(Safale w34-70 lager yeast should be used if able to ferment at 17*)
Boil about 1 litre of water, remove from the heat and throw in the hops to steep for about 15mins. In a hop sock is preferable.
Strain the hops mixture of hot water into your fermenter, and the 1.7kg European Lager Tin, 1kg Light Dry Malt and 250gm Corn sugar, while adding more water and mix well.
Top up fermenter to 23 litres with cold water to bring to required temperature (25*) and aerate the wort well. Sprinkle Yeast onto the wort. Put lid on fermenter with airlock in place full of water and allow to ferment.
Use a hydrometer to check opening and final gravity and when your wort is finished fermenting, which should be around 7-9 days and the gravity reading is the same 2 days in a row. Then bottle/keg.
As a reminder, at present at Burleigh Homebrew all our Coopers International range are on special including the European Lager, so there isn’t a better time to give this recipe a try.
If you’re a newbie to Homebrewing, come down to the shop and we’ll have you brewing like a master in no time. And in the near future we’ll be having another homebrew workshop which is a hands on experience into all things brewing.
ps; Due to the overall weight only one order per shipping cost is allowed.
IF YOU REQUIRE MORE THAN ONE KIT CONTACT US FOR DISCOUNT SHIPPING COST