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Clown Shoes Swagger Hoppy Red Lager Clone HomeBrew Recipe

clown shoes swagger red lager clone
clown shoes swagger red lager clone
clown shoes swagger red lager clone


Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: 5 Gallons
Beer Style: Hoppy Red Lager
Target ABV: 6%
Target IBUs: 52
Recipe Type:
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Posted August 6, 2013 by


All Grain Hoppy Red Lager HomeBrew Recipe

Profile: HomeBrew recipe for a Hoppy Red Lager, similar to Clown Shoes Swagger. Aromas of tropical fruit and pine from dry-hopping with Citra and Simcoe hops. Medium-bodied with crisp flavors of caramel malt and fruity hops. Medium level of hop bitterness in the finish.



11 lbs Pale 2-row

1 lb Munich Light

8 oz. Crystal 40

6 oz. Crystal 80

2 oz. Carafa III


1/2 oz. Simcoe 13%a, at 60 minutes

1/2 oz. Citra  11%a, 40 minutes

1/2 oz. Citra  11%a, 20 minutes

1/2 oz. Simcoe 13%a, at 10 minutes

YeastWhite Labs WLP830 German Lager Yeast or Wyeast 2206 Bavarian Lager

Dry-Hops: 1/2 oz. Simcoe, 1/2 oz. Citra (whole leaf)


Mash all grains for 1 hour at 150 degrees.

Sparge at 170 degrees.

One hour boil with hop regimen above.

Chill down to 50F and pitch yeast.

Ferment for about 10-14 days until primary fermentation just finishes.

Diacetyl Rest: Raise beer temp to 62-65F for 2-3 days.

Rack to keg or secondary and start cold-aging process. If possible taper temperature down 5-7 degrees per day from Diacetyl rest to 35F. Cold age at 35F for 5 weeks. Add dry hops for the last 7 days.

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