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Offline Gil Breau

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Lil' Red
« on: September 22, 2011, 11:06:19 AM »
Took most of August off from brewing, gotta replenish some stock now :D




Irish Red Ale

Recipe Specs
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Batch Size (L):           19.0
Total Grain (kg):         5.200
Total Hops (oz):          1.40
Original Gravity (OG):    1.060  (P): 14.7
Final Gravity (FG):       1.015  (P): 3.8
Alcohol by Volume (ABV):  5.89 %
Colour (SRM):             16.3   (EBC): 32.1
Bitterness (IBU):         25.3   (Average)
Brewhouse Efficiency (%): 70
Boil Time (Minutes):      60

Grain Bill
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4.500 kg Maris Otter Malt (86.54%)
0.650 kg Crystal 60 (12.5%)
0.050 kg Chocolate (0.96%)

Hop Bill
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0.40 oz Northern Brewer Pellet (9.6% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil) (0 oz/L)
0.50 oz Northern Brewer Pellet (9.6% Alpha) @ 15 Minutes (Boil) (0 oz/L)
0.50 oz Cascade Pellet (7.8% Alpha) @ 5 Minutes (Boil) (0 oz/L)


Single step Infusion at 151F for 60 Minutes.
Fermented at 68F with Wyeast 1084 - Irish Ale
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Offline Richard

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Re: Lil' Red
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2011, 11:08:53 AM »
That label... 8-)


Did you draw that?  :shock:
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Offline Gil Breau

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Re: Lil' Red
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2011, 11:13:40 AM »
I wish. If I tried something like that it'd take me weeks. I haven't done sketching in years and I'm rusty as hell :P

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Re: Lil' Red
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2011, 10:22:12 AM »
Got this brewed yesterday.

the 1084 didn't swell again, might've a little but barely noticeable, second pack to do it is starting to make me think its the strain's habit.

I left it for almost 2 days without any fermenting happening before pitching a S05 into the stout...wondering if I'll have to do the same from worrying this time.. :S
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Re: Lil' Red
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2011, 02:46:17 PM »
I'd leave it and see, but seems you might want to do a starter in future with the 1084.
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Re: Lil' Red
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2011, 03:34:22 PM »
Yeah I meant to this time, I just completely was going all out on Friday and Saturday :/
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Re: Lil' Red
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2011, 09:11:15 AM »
Woke up to a thin layer of krausen....phew :D
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Re: Lil' Red
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2011, 09:17:07 AM »
In the future, I would suggest to always make a starter with liquid yeast.
If you don't know when you're going to brew, or if your brew session gets postponed, just put your starter flask in the fridge. I make a starter a week in advance sometimes. After a few days the starter has been stirring on the counter, I stick it in the fridge. On brew day, I take it out during the mash and let it warm up. Sometimes I decant the excess wort swirl and pitch.