How to make homemade Light Beer

Making homemade light beer is a relatively simple process that requires only a few ingredients and basic equipment. Here's a simple recipe for making a light beer at home:


  • 6 pounds of light dry malt extract
  • 1 ounce of your preferred hops (such as Cascade or Saaz)
  • 1 packet of dry yeast
  • 5 gallons of water


  1. In a large pot, bring 2.5 gallons of water to a boil.
  2. Remove the pot from the heat and add the light dry malt extract, stirring to dissolve it completely.
  3. Return the pot to the heat and add the hops.
  4. Boil the mixture for 60 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. After 60 minutes, remove the pot from the heat and cool the mixture to room temperature.
  6. Transfer the cooled mixture to a clean, sanitized fermenting vessel.
  7. Add the dry yeast and stir well to combine.
  8. Cover the fermenting vessel and let the mixture ferment for 1-2 weeks, or until the specific gravity of the beer remains stable for several days.
  9. After fermentation is complete, transfer the beer to bottles or a keg and allow it to carbonate for 1-2 weeks.

Note: This recipe can be customized by using different types of hops, malt extracts, and yeast strains to create a variety of light beer styles. It's important to always sanitize your equipment and work in a clean environment to avoid contamination during the brewing process.

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