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Offline Shawn

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Irish Red
« on: January 26, 2011, 10:04:18 AM »
5.5 gallons into fermenter, based on 75% efficiency.

4.32 kg Maris Otter
168 g Crystal 120 L
168 g Caramunich II
113 g Roasted Barley

Mash at 153 F for 60 minutes.

60 minute boil, 6.75 gallons pre-boil.

42 g U.S. Goldings pellet hops (4.5% AA) (60 min)
1/2 tsp yeast nutrient (15 min)
1 tab Irish Moss (15 min)

Wyeast 1084 Irish Ale
Ferment at 66 F for 3 weeks.

OG 1.053, FG 1.014, IBU 22, SRM 17, ABV 5.2%

Carbonate to 2-2.5 vol CO2.

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Re: Irish Red
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2011, 12:09:25 PM »
Does this get you a nice red color ?
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Re: Irish Red
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2011, 12:25:36 PM »
This is what the Roasted Barley is for, yes. The recipe called for a higher quantity of a 300 L RB, but the stuff NG sells is listed as 410-500 L, so I decreased it till it came out with a color of high 17-SRM, about as far as the BJCP recommends for the style.

Seemed to be nice, red color when I was transferring to the Better Bottle.

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Re: Irish Red
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2011, 12:31:39 PM »
I have 300 L carafa II it is not the debittered stuff so basically roasted barley

Oops had a typo
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Re: Irish Red
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2011, 01:04:37 PM »
300 lb of Carafa II? Where'd you buy it, Costco?

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Re: Irish Red
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2011, 01:05:00 PM »
Whoops, read that way too fast!

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Re: Irish Red
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2011, 10:33:46 AM »
So, I don't know about you guys/gals, but sometimes I read recipes on here and am curious about how they turned out. Therefore, I thought I'd try updating the one recipe I have on here that I've started drinking, in case anyone was interested. Hope you all do the same if you get the chance!

I found this Irish Red actually turned out pretty good. Has a real nice, dark red color to it, brilliant clarity. Slightly sweet, slightly roasted aroma to it, just a touch of fruitiness from the 1084. Ditto with the flavor... similar to a Picaroons Irish Red, but without the buttery flavor from the 1187/diacetyl.

Overall, strikes me as a pretty solid Irish Red recipe, if nothing spectacular... easy-drinking, as an Irish Red should be.