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Nagel Family Brewing:
I am curious how everyone thinks the malt, hops, and yeast will blend in this one.  This hop combo sounds interesting to me and am I curious as to everyone's thoughts on how the flavor and aroma will come out on this one.  This is an american bastardization of an Irish Red.  I brew a Porter with Perle for bittering and .5 oz Willamette at 20 and 5 that I love. I thought it might be interesting to blend cascade and perle for flame out or dry hop.  Has anyone done an aroma combo with Perle and Cascade?  I was going to switch to Chico yeast but thought since I already had the Irish that I might as well throw it in and see what happens.  I keep getting cold feet on brewing an Irish Ale for fear of it not being bitter and hoppy enough for me to enjoy 5 gallons worth.

5.5 Gallon

11  2-row
 1  Carapils
 1  Crystal 80
1/8 Black Roasted Barley

Wyeast Irish Ale

.75 oz Perle 60
.50 oz Cascade 60

.5 oz Willamette 20

.5 oz Willamette 5

.25 oz Perle 0
.50 oz cascade 0

40~ IBU

Nagel Family Brewing:
I am considering option #2 for my brew tomorrow in a totally different direction.

"Blood in the Water" India Red Ale

8  2-row
3  Red Wheat
1 Carapils
1 Crystal 80
1/8 Roasted Barley

1 oz Perle 60

.5 oz Simcoe 15
.5 oz Chinook 15

.5 oz Simcoe Flameout
.5 oz Chinook Flameout

Wyeast Irish Ale

denny:
It's likely to end up kinda sweet with a lb. each of carapils and crystal.  I'd either cut the carapils in 1/2 or leave it out altogether.  The best way I've found to make a red beer is with about 15-20% carared malt.

skyler:

--- Quote from: denny on March 19, 2010, 03:04:05 PM ---It's likely to end up kinda sweet with a lb. each of carapils and crystal.  I'd either cut the carapils in 1/2 or leave it out altogether.  The best way I've found to make a red beer is with about 15-20% carared malt.

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Another good way is with a couple lbs of munich and a pinch of dark crystal. I personally don't like the roasted barley route of making a beer red. Then again, that could just be personal taste. Irish Red Ale is just about my least favorite beer style - but I love a good hoppy West Coast-style APA/AAA.

redbeerman:
Carared works well, as Denny said.  My favorite combo is 1/2 lb 60 and 1/2 lb 80 with and oz or two of 120.  I would lose the Carapils, it is not necessary.  IMHO Carapils is useful only in yeller beers like a Dortmunder or Bo-pils.

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