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New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red

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Batch Size (gallons)5
Recipe typeAll Grain
Style20. Fruit Beer
Original Gravity1.057
Final Gravity1.007
ABV6.56% (basic)   /   6.55% (advanced)       [what's this?]
Color0 SRM
Boil Time60 min

YeastWyeast 3942 (Belgian Wheat Yeast)

Pale Malt (2 Row) Belgian5 lbs67.5%3
Wheat Malt, Bel2 lbs27%2
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L 6 oz5.1%40
Barley, Roasted .5 oz0.4%300

Hallertauer (Boil)1 oz604.8%0

DirectionsMash grains at 156 *F for one hour.

Sparge and Lauter to collect 4.5+ gallons (17 L)

Add (aged 1 year) hops and boil 60 minutes.                                                                            

Chill 4 gallons of wort to ferm temp, pitch yeast and ferment at 65 *F

When terminal gravity has been reached, rack approximately 4 gallons (15 L) of finished beer onto 1 gallon (3.79 L) Knudson Just Tart Cherry Juice.                    

Allow secondary fermentation to commence at 65 F for one week or until finished.

Chill to 32-35 F (0-1.6 C) if possible and lager for four to six weeks.

Add oak chips during the last week, if using, but monitor the beer closely ... you don't
want too much oak flavor to come through.

Bottle in heavy Champagne-style 750 ml bottles
with 0.75 cup corn sugar per 5-gallon batch, or
keg with moderate to high carbonation.


I have brewed this many times and have made some tweaks which I feel improve upon this. As always YMMV.

WLP530 or WLP550 both work very well w/this beer.

If you can get Montmorency cherries- use them. Adjust Knudsons accordingly.

Same goes for an Oak Barrel- use it, vs the Toasted Oak Chips.

This beer ages very well. Cellar it a minimum of 6 months, preferably 12.

I have brewed this 15 times now. I brew 10 gallons twice a year of it, in some shape or form. Sadly, I have never been able to reproduce the magic that Dan Carey puts in to every batch. 

CreditsThis recipe was published in Zymurgy 2007 July-Aug.

All credit for this recipe go to Amahl Turczyn Scheppach, the recipes creator.


This all grain Fruit Beer homebrew recipe was submitted by nzo.