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Session-Style Red Lager HomeBrew Recipe

session red lager
session red lager
session red lager


Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: 5 Gallons
Beer Style: Session-Style Red Lager
Target ABV: 4.6%
Target IBUs: 40
Recipe Type:
4.5/ 5

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Posted August 12, 2013 by


All Grain Session-Style Red Lager Recipe

Profile: HomeBrew recipe for a smooth Session-Style Red Lager. Ruby red colored with fruity hop aromas and flavors. Mildly sweet with medium hop bitterness in the finish.



6 lbs Pale 2-row

4 lbs Munich

8 oz. Crystal 70

4 oz. CaraMunich

4 oz. CaraRed

1 oz. Roasted Barley


1/2 oz. Citra 11%a, 60 minutes

1/2 oz. Galaxy 14%a, at 15 minutes

1/2 oz. Citra 11%a, 5 minutes

1/2 oz. Galaxy 14%a, at 5 minutes

YeastWhite Labs WLP802 Czech Budejovice Lager Yeast or Wyeast 2278 Czech Pils

Dry-Hops: 1 oz. Citra (whole leaf)


Mash all grains for 1 hour at 152 degrees.

Sparge at 170 degrees.

One hour boil with hop regimen above.

Chill down to 52F 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 3-4 weeks. Add dry hops for the last 7 days.

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