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HomeBrew 10: Irish Red Ale Sunday, January 26, 2014, 06:09 PM


Batch 10: Irish Red Ale

I made an irish red ale off the recipe below. It is almost entirely based on the Brewing Classic Styles recipe except I switch to Maris Otter, added sugar (to dry it out and boost ABV). Finally, the roasted barley sold by my shop is 415L so it came out a lot darker too.

Also, this is my first time I did closer to regular BIAB. I did mostly full volume (~75%) with just some for a mash out withheld.

The recipe is below:

Jamil's Red

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Jamil's Red

Method:BIAB Style:Irish Red Ale
Boil Time:60 min Batch Size:1.25 gallons (fermentor volume)
Boil Size:1.8 gallons Efficiency:80% (brew house)
Boil Gravity:1.046 (recipe based estimate)   
Original Gravity: 1.072
Final Gravity: 1.019
ABV (standard): 6.87%
IBU (tinseth): 24.47
SRM (morey): 25.97
Amount Fermentable PPG °L Bill %
2.3 lbUnited Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale383.7578.6%
2.5 ozAmerican - Caramel / Crystal 40L34405.3%
2.5 ozAmerican - Caramel / Crystal 120L331205.3%
2.5 ozAmerican - Roasted Barley333005.3%
2.5 ozCane Sugar - (late addition)4605.3%
Amount Variety Time AA IBU Type Use
0.31 ozKent GoldingsPellet5Boil60 min24.47
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
6.3 qtMash In Around 161 for 153 restInfusion153 F60 min
1.7 qtMash Out with boilingTemperature168 F10 min
Wyeast - Irish Ale 1084
Attenuation (avg): 73% Flocculation: Medium
Optimum Temp: 62 - 72 °F Starter: No
Fermentation Temp: 65 °F Pitch Rate: -
From Brewing Classic Styles. I am not sure about efficiency. It may be a bit too strong since I do not know about the number. I also played around a bit with the numbers.
Added a bit of sucrose for ABV boost and to dry it out but I may cut if I come out high on boil grav or pre-boil efficiency

Mash out volume and strike volume are from iterating. Exact temp for mashout doesn't matter as much.

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Date: 2014-01-26 20:41 UTC
Recipe Last Updated: 2014-01-26 20:41 UTC

Date: 2014-01-26 20:41 UTC

Recipe Last Updated: 2014-01-26 20:41 UTC

2014-01-26 Brew Day Notes:

Here are my notes and again, my comments in italics if I rememeber

We'll see how the fridge works out. I'll probably add some notes later on it.

2014-02-23 Bottling

Note that this is been cold-crashing for the past 10 days!

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