Recipe: Opus 15, Ricky Martin Lime Cerveza

Posted: March 22, 2013 in Recipes

It’s been a while since I’ve updated, mostly due to personal commitments. I bought a new house, and had a baby, so my brew time is pretty limited right now. Luckily, I picked up some Mr. Beer extracts from BB&B at Christmas, so I was able to sneak away and throw together this quick brew.

I’m using a new stove, so I’m still learning about it’s power, or lack thereof. Seems to take a while to bring the gallon and a half to a boil.

At any rate, here is the recipe for the Ricky Martin. Why the name? It’s latin based, and just a bit fruity!

OP15: Ricky Martin Lime Cerveza
Recipe OP15: Ricky Martin Lime Cerveza Style Blonde Ale
Brewer Bandmaster’s Brewing Batch 2.40 gal

Recipe Characteristics

Recipe Gravity 1.056 OG Estimated FG 1.012 FG
Recipe Bitterness 16 IBU Alcohol by Volume 4.5%
Recipe Color 3° SRM Alcohol by Weight 3.6%


Quantity Grain Type Use
1.00 lb Briess DME – Golden Light Extract Extract
1.87 lb Mr. Beer/Coopers Mexican Cerveza Extract Extract
Quantity Hop Type Time
0.25 oz Citra – Musky tropical fruit and strong citrus make this a great flavor/aroma hop very fruity Pellet 5 minutes
1.00 oz Mr. Beer/Coopers Mexican Cerveza Pellet 5 minutes
Quantity Misc Notes
1.00 unit Lime Zest Spice added at 10 minutes
1.00 unit Mr. Beer Dry Ale Yeast Yeast Temperature Range: 68°-76° F 2.0 GRAMS


I added 1 lb of extract to 1.5 gallons of water and brought it to a boil. I added the wort chiller (to sanitize) and the lime zest, then the hops. At flameout, I added the can of Mr. Beer Mexican Cerveza, and cooled to 66 degrees. I then topped it off with cold water, pitched the yeast, and placed in the fermenter set at 68.

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