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All grain Irish Red Ale

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54 minutes ago, TonyKZ1 said:

mmm., looks good to me with the Maris Otter, the crystal 60, and the EK Goldings.. So when is the recipe taste testing? ;-)

 

I'll brew this up in a couple of weeks and let it condition out until St. Patty's day. 

 

17 minutes ago, BDawg62 said:

Carapils might not be necessary but won't hurt it.  You could try a Simpsons Med Crystal instead of the Crystal 60 to keep it UK malt sourced.

 

I actually hemmed and hawed about adding the Carapils for a couple days. Like you said, it won't hurt and 4oz isn't much. I still may take them out. 

 

Only reason I went with American Crystal 60 is my LHBS doesn't carry the Simpsons Med Crystal. I'm not adding to the cost of the recipe ordering online and paying for shipping. 

 

I'm going to name this brew: Captain Farrell Irish Red. 

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So I talked the owner of my LHBS into ordering five pounds of Melanoiden malt for my recipe and he isn't charging me anything. I have enough points on my account, he'll just subtract 200 points. He said he'll be able to sell the rest to other brewers looking for recipe ideas. I'll brew this recipe next Monday since I have off that day.

 

One of my uncle's is a home brewer and his go to beer is an Irish red. I talked him in to coming over for St Patrick's day to sample my brew and compare to his. If this recipe turns out OK it will go into the rotation as a go to brew. Wish me luck. 

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Everything I've read is that Melanoidin is very strong, stronger than Munich, and to not use more than 20% in a recipe.  I used Munich LME, which is 50% Munich  ànd 50% base malt for an Oktoberfest.  Using Melanoidin for a small percentage of the total is fine, but not 5lbs in one recipe...

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Irish Red Ale 2.0 1. 

 

Mashed at 157 for 75 minutes

 

Recipe as pictured. 

 

First runnings SG: 1.055

Second runnings SG: 1.027

Preboil SG: 1.044

Batch OG: 1.056

Pitched yeast at 65 degrees. 

 

Primary 1 week

Secondary 2 weeks

Cold crash 3 days. 

Batch prime 2.4 vol CO2. 

 

Pictures:

Preboil sample

Second runnings sample

Preboil sample 

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4 hours ago, Cato said:

Interesting recipe! I'm not familiar with Cara red malt, but I like the addition of some biscuit malt to the mix!

 

I've used CaraRed but always in addition with roasted malt, making the overall contribution to color tough to determine.  

 

BTW, searching "Red Ale" on the Forum is a great way to kill a couple hours.:)

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2 hours ago, Bonsai & Brew said:

 

I've used CaraRed but always in addition with roasted malt, making the overall contribution to color tough to determine.  

 

BTW, searching "Red Ale" on the Forum is a great way to kill a couple hours.:)

Also a great way to keep the fermenter busy in the quest for that ideal taste and proper color. I love a challenge like that and taste testing/judging the results!

 

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