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  • Need for Speed-Amber Lager

    This amber lager utilizes Concentrated Brewers Wort (CBW®) and a quick fermenting lager yeast to create an amber lager with a speedy brew day and expedited fermentation.

    Type: Lager

    Style: Other Lager

    Batch Size: 5 gallons

    Recipe Type: Extract only

    Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Services Staff


    Quantity Ingredient Comment Malt Style
    6.6 lbs CBW® Sparkling Amber LME 60 min boil Extract, LME
    0.5 oz Perle Hops (6% AAU) 60 min boil
    0.5 oz Perle Hops (6% AAU) 60 min boil
    2 packs WLP845 Fast Lager Yeast Fermenter


    1. Dissolve extracts and syrups in 5 gallons of water
    2. Bring to boil, add 0.5 oz Pearle hops
    3. Boil for 40 minutes, then add 0.5 oz of Pearle hops
    4. Boil remaining 20 minutes
    5. Turn off heat and cool wort to 54ºF
    6. Transfer to fermenter
    7. Pitch two packs of WLP845 Fast Lager Yeast

    Primary Fermentation: 1-2 weeks at 54-56ºF, allow to rise to 65ºF near end of fermentation

    Secondary Fermentation: 2 weeks at 34-40ºF

    Fermentation Notes: Force carbonate, or bottle condition with dissolved priming sugar and 1/4 pack of WLP845 Fast Lager Yeast for 2-3 weeks

    Original Gravity: 1.045

    Final Gravity: 1.011

    Alcohol by Weight:

    Alcohol by Volume: 4.4%

    IBU: 20

    Color: 15 SRM