Better Red Than Dead Irish Red Ale

Recipe from homebrewersassociation.org, adapted to 5 gallon recipe

Ingredients

  • 6.0 lb Light Dry Malt Extract
  • ~0.415 lb Cara Red 20
  • ~0.311 lb Crystal 120
  • ~0.207 lb Roasted Barley
  • 2.0 oz Fuggles 4.6% a.a. pellet hops (45 min)
  • 1 oz East Kent Goldings 4.5% a.a. pellet hops (15 min)
  • #1084 Wyeast Irish Ale Yeast

Specs

  • Target Original Gravity: 1.053
  • Target Final Gravity: 1.016
  • IBU: 24.54
  • Boil Time: 60 minutes
  • Efficiency: 75%?

Activated liquid yeast packet the night before.

Steep specialty grains for 30 minutes in 2 gallons of 160°F (71°C) water. Sparge out grain bag separately with 0.5 gallons water, add runoff to brewpot.

Bring to a boil for 60 minutes and add Fuggles and East Kent Goldings hops at 45 and 15 minutes remaining respectively. Add wort to primary fermenter and bring total volume to 5 gallons.

  • Measured Original Gravity: 1.054
  • Measured Final Gravity: 1.018
  • Final APV: 4.8%

Put in fermenter ~ 3:30 on 3/2/14. Temp 74 degrees. Gave the fermenter quick shake to aerate at 3:45.

3/3/14: Temperature dropped to 62°F on fermometer, a little low. Slow bubbles indicate fermentation has started.

Racked to secondary fermenter 3/9, bottled 3/16.

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