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  • Red Wheat Lager

    This amber wheat gains its rich reddish hue from the use of Caracrystal® Wheat Malt which adds additional body and a subtle complexity to this mellow 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
    6.6 lbs CBW® Bavarian Wheat LME Extract, LME
    1 lb Caracrystal® Wheat Malt Caramel, Crystal
    4 oz Carapils® Malt Dextrine
    0.3 oz Perle Hops (9% AA) Boil 60 minutes
    1 tsp Irish Moss Boil 15 minutes
    0.5 oz Hallertau Hops (6% AA) Boil 15 minutes
    0.75 oz Saaz Hops (5% AA) Boil 1 minute
    1 vial WLP830 German Lager Yeast


    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: 10 days at 55ºF

    Secondary Fermentation: 20 days at 35ºF

    Fermentation Notes:

    Original Gravity: 1.050

    Final Gravity: 1.014

    Alcohol by Weight: 3.9%

    Alcohol by Volume: 4.8%

    IBU: 20

    Color: 15 SRM