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Offline gymrat

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A couple tweaks to my Red Ale recipe
« on: August 04, 2013, 02:57:21 PM »
I dropped the 2 oz of black roasted barley for color and used 2 oz of chocolate malt instead. Usually I FWH with an ounce of cascade then flavor and dry hop with UK Fuggles. But this time I used Goldings for everything instead. Also I don't think I am going to dry hop this batch.

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Recipe: Ralph's Knucklehead Red with goldings
Brewer: Roger
Asst Brewer: Ralph the Wonderdog
Style: Irish Red Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 6.20 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.20 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.052 SG
Estimated Color: 15.3 SRM
Estimated IBU: 29.1 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 72.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
9 lbs                 Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)           Grain         1        88.9 %       
12.0 oz               Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM)    Grain         2        7.4 %         
4.0 oz                Special B Malt (180.0 SRM)               Grain         3        2.5 %         
2.0 oz                Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM)               Grain         4        1.2 %         
0.80 oz               Goldings, East Kent [6.40 %] - First Wor Hop           5        22.9 IBUs     
1.20 oz               Goldings, East Kent [6.40 %] - Boil 5.0  Hop           6        6.2 IBUs     
1.0 pkg               SafAle English Ale (DCL/Fermentis #S-04) Yeast         7        -             


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 10 lbs 2.0 oz
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Re: A couple tweaks to my Red Ale recipe
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2013, 03:56:19 PM »
Red is in my to do list, but the last one disappointed me so much I've put it in the maybe some day list. Working on a perfect IPA, APA, and Blonde first.

I kept coming up with a fruity note I just can't tolerate!

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Re: A couple tweaks to my Red Ale recipe
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2013, 03:58:06 PM »
I bet the Special B adds a nice malty sweet touch.  Have you found this to be true?  I use 4-6 oz. of C-120 but may try the Special B next time.
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Re: A couple tweaks to my Red Ale recipe
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2013, 07:15:28 PM »
Yes I have bboy. I have been using it in my red ales for years. I actually had my recipe perfected but decided to do a little tweaking anyway. I am not sure why.
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