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Red Quasar Ale Lager

Irish Red brewed with Cry Havoc - a yeast strain capable of fermenting at ale or lager temperatures.

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
9 lbs Goldpils® Vienna Malt Base
.75 lb Caramel Malt 60L Caramel, Crystal
.5 lb Caramel Malt 40L Caramel, Crystal
.5 lb Caramel Malt 20L Caramel, Crystal
1 oz Mount Hood Hops (6% AA) Boil 60 minutes
.5 oz Mount Hood Hops (6% AA) Boil 30 minutes
1 or 2 vials WLP862 Cry Havoc
1 capsule Servomyces Yeast Nutrient Boil 10 minutes


  1. Mash grains at 152ºF for 45 minutes
  2. Heat to 170ºF
  3. Lauter
  4. Boil with bittering hops for 30 minutes
  5. Add second hop addition, boil 30 minutes
  6. Cool to 68ºF (ale) or 56ºF (lager)
  7. Oxygenate wort
  8. Pitch 1 vial WLP862 Cry Havoc (ale) or pitch 2 vials WLP862 Cry Havoc (lager)

Primary Fermentation: Ale 2 weeks at 68ºF or Lager 3 weeks at 56ºF

Secondary Fermentation: Ale 2 weeks or Lager 2 months

Fermentation Notes:

Original Gravity: 1.051

Final Gravity: 1.013

Alcohol by Weight: 4.0%

Alcohol by Volume: 5.0%

IBU: 28

Color: 16


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