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  • Crimson and Clover Lager

    Clover honey lightens the body and contributes subtle floral notes to this malty red lager.

    Type: Lager

    Style: Red Lager

    Batch Size: 5 gallons

    Recipe Type: All grain

    Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Services Team


    Quantity Ingredient Comment Malt Style
    7 lbs Ashburne® Mild Malt Base
    1.5 lbs Caramel Malt 60L Caramel, Crystal
    1.5 lbs Honey (Preferably Clover) 4 days after start of fermentation
    0.5 oz Mount Hood (5% AA hop) 60 min boil
    0.5 oz Mount Hood (5% AA hop) 20 min boil
    2 vials WLP840 American Lager Yeast
    1 capsule Servomyces Yeast Nutrient 10 min boil


    1. Mash grains at 150-152ºF for 60 minutes
    2. Heat to 170ºF
    3. Lauter
    4. Boil with bittering hops for 40 minutes
    5. Add second hop addition, boil for 20 minutes
    6. Cool to 60ºF, oxygenate wort
    7. Pitch 1.5 vials of WLP840 American Lager Yeast

    Primary Fermentation: 2 weeks at 50-55ºF; 4 days into Primary: Dissolve honey in 2 cups of warm water, gently stir into fermenter

    Secondary Fermentation: 2-4 weeks

    Fermentation Notes: Force carbonate or bottle condition with 1/4 vial WLP840 American Lager Yeast

    Original Gravity: (before honey) 1.041º Plato, (after honey) 1.051º Plato

    Final Gravity: 1.010º Plato

    Alcohol by Weight: 4.3%

    Alcohol by Volume: 5.3%

    IBU: 14

    Color: 20º Lovibond