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  • Red Cream Lager

    The clean crisp character of the Mexican lager yeast allows the smooth, sweet and creamy flavors of the Caracrystal® Wheat Malt to shine through in this balanced red lager

    Type: Lager

    Style: Red Lager

    Batch Size: 5 gallons

    Recipe Type: Extract with grain

    Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Services Team


    Quantity Ingredient Comment Malt Style
    5 lbs CBW® Pilsen Light DME Substitute 6.6 lbs LME Extract, DME
    8 oz Carapils® Malt Dextrine
    12 oz Caracrystal® Wheat Malt Caramel, Crystal
    1 tsp Irish Moss Boil 15 minutes
    0.5 oz Hallertau Hops (6.5% AA) Boil 45 minutes
    0.25 oz Hallertau Hops (6.5% AA) Boil 15 minutes
    0.25 oz Hallertau Hops (6.5% AA) Boil 1 minute
    1 vial WLP940 Mexican Lager Yeast Primary fementation


    1. Perform mini-mash with 4 gallons of water and grains
    2. Steep at 152-158ºF for 30 minutes
    3. Add extract
    4. Bring to a boil
    5. Add bittering hops and continue to boil
    6. Add remaining hops and Irish Moss as indicated
    7. Remove from heat
    8. Cool to 55-60ºF
    9. Transfer to primary fermenter
    10. Fill to desired level with cold water
    11. Oxygenate and pitch yeast

    Primary Fermentation: 14 days at 55ºF

    Secondary Fermentation: 14 days at 35ºF

    Fermentation Notes: Bottle condition or force carbonate

    Original Gravity: 1.052

    Final Gravity: 1.013

    Alcohol by Weight: 4%

    Alcohol by Volume: 5%

    IBU: 17

    Color: 8-10 SRM