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First Basic "Red" Brew

First Basic "Red" Brew

Irish Red Ale : Extract : 2.5 gal

EricClev

My second home brew and first recipe of my own. I wanted to keep it simple and basic and was trying for something like an Irish Red Ale. Brewed 1/2/12, bottled 1/14/12 and recently tasted the first couple of bottles. The C-60 comes through with a "grainy" flavor and a bit of caramel as well. Not overly bitter as I am not a hop head. Next version will be with 3/4 lb of C-40 instead of the C-60 but no other changes to compare the taste differences of the crystal malts.

February 12, 2012 at 03:50pm

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Ingredients (Extract2.5 gal)

  • 1 lbs American Caramel 60°L

    American Caramel 60°L

    Mild caramel,nutty flavor, sweet. adds color

  • 1.4 lbs Wheat Liquid; Brewferm

    Wheat Liquid; Brewferm

    Highly concentrated (80 %) liquid, unhopped extract of barley malt. Made from the best malts. 1,5 litre can.

  • 1.5 lbs Dry Light Extract

    Dry Light Extract

    White color, mild flavor. Will produce lagers and Pilseners and can also be used to produce darker beers when used in conjunction with colored malts. Made of pale malt.

  • 0.4 oz Fuggle - 5.3 AA% pellets; boiled 45 min

    Fuggle

    Mild. Mainly used for finishing and dry hopping especially pale ales, porters, and stouts. Aroma is mild and pleasant, spicy, and soft.

  • 0.6 oz Fuggle - 5.3 AA% pellets; boiled 15 min

    Fuggle

    Mild. Mainly used for finishing and dry hopping especially pale ales, porters, and stouts. Aroma is mild and pleasant, spicy, and soft.

  • WYeast 1335 British Ale II™

    WYeast 1335 British Ale II™

    Typical of British and Canadian ale fermentation profile with good flocculating and malty flavor characteristics, crisp finish, clean, fairly dry.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 9 - Scottish and Irish Ale

Subcategory: D - Irish Red Ale

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.056 1.044 - 1.060
Terminal Gravity: 1.013 1.010 - 1.014
Color: 16.4 SRM 9 - 18
Alcohol: 5.7% ABV 4.00% - 6.00%
Bitterness: 21.5 IBU 17.00 - 28.00

Discussion

EricClev

A couple of other items

2012-02-12 3:55pm

I measured the OG at 1.052 and the FG at 1.014. The color was a little darker than the calculator suggests, I think due to the wheat LME. I used Alexander's, one Kicker can left over from my first kit recipe. I steeped the grain in 1 gal for 30 mins with temp ranging from 125 to 150, then rinsed with 1/2 gal at 140 degrees.

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