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Irish Red Ale
« on: January 19, 2010, 08:21:46 PM »
Anyone have recipe/advice/suggestions for an Irish Red Ale?
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Re: Irish Red Ale
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2010, 08:33:39 PM »
Here's what I brewed this past weekend...

Salt Pond Irish Red Ale
 
Date: 1/17/2010
Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 5.5 gal
Boil Time: 60 min 
Brewhouse Efficiency: 80.00

 
Ingredients
Amount Item Type % or IBU
9 lbs Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 84.71 %
1 lbs Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 9.41 %
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 4.71 %
2.0 oz Roasted Barley (Simpsons) (550.0 SRM) Grain 1.18 %
2.00 oz Hallertauer 3.6 [3.60 %] (60 min) Hops 21.1 IBU
1 Pkgs Irish Ale (Wyeast Labs #1084) Yeast-Ale 

Beer Profile
Est Original Gravity: 1.058 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.016
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.80 %
Bitterness: 21.1 IBU
Est Color: 11.6 SRM
 
Mash Profile
Mash 60 minutes at 152F
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Re: Irish Red Ale
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2010, 09:08:01 PM »
It's that time of the year! I throw my recipe out there for you to check out. If your interested, the kit's available from my LHBS.  8)

Kilkenny's Penny Red
http://alemakers.com/e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.40

KPR Signature Kit from High Gravity
http://www.highgravitybrew.com/productcart/pc/Kilkenny-s-Penny-Red-66p2783.htm

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Re: Irish Red Ale
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2010, 01:22:28 PM »
I like that Kilkenny's Penny Red recipe.

What does Sweet Gale taste/smell like?

I'm a fan of BJ's Pizza & Brewery's Jeremiah Red. It is way too big for the category but it is fun to drink!  ;) I have tried to make one like it but it never comes out the way I like it.

I may have to brew the Kilkenny's Penny Red soon.

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Re: Irish Red Ale
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2010, 09:33:41 AM »
I like that Kilkenny's Penny Red recipe.

What does Sweet Gale taste/smell like?

I'm a fan of BJ's Pizza & Brewery's Jeremiah Red. It is way too big for the category but it is fun to drink!  ;) I have tried to make one like it but it never comes out the way I like it.

I may have to brew the Kilkenny's Penny Red soon.

Myrica gale used in place of the finishing hops adds a unique herbal/resinous scent to the aroma combining with the malts to create a sweet(leaf) character like the nickname suggests. It really adds to the overall complexity of the finished beer, but it's a character that you'll either like or hate. Bog myrtle/Sweet gale was a very popular ingredient in gruit ales. So... you may want to brew the regular version first before experimenting with the sweet gale version.  ;)   
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Tulsa, OK USA