Joe Gillian’s Red

ABV: 5.25%

OG: 1.05

FG: 1.01

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Top o' the mornin' to ya! With St. Paddy's Day approaching, this Irish red ale from Amal Turczyn's book, A Year of Beer, is sure to be a perfect session beer for your St. Patrick's Day celebrations.

This low- to medium-strength beer, has a buttery character, with a well-balanced maltiness and a round, fruity finish. Joe Gillian's Red will surely make St. Patrick proud, so make sure to brew a few kegs! Sláinte!

Check out the AHA Store for more great books and resources on homebrewing!

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Top o' the mornin' to ya! With St. Paddy's Day approaching, this Irish red ale from Amal Turczyn's book, A Year of Beer, is sure to be a perfect session beer for your St. Patrick's Day celebrations.

This low- to medium-strength beer, has a buttery character, with a well-balanced maltiness and a round, fruity finish. Joe Gillian's Red will surely make St. Patrick proud, so make sure to brew a few kegs! Sláinte!

Check out the AHA Store for more great books and resources on homebrewing!

Ingredients:

  • 7 pounds (3.17 kg) British two-row malt
  • 1/4 pound (0.12 kg) British 55° L crystal malt
  • 1/4 pound (0.12 kg) British 80° L crystal malt
  • 2 ounces (56.7 g) roasted barley
  • 1 ounce (28.35 g) Fuggles hops, 4.4% a.a. (60 minutes)
  • 3/4 ounce (21.26 g) Fuggles hops, 4.4% a.a. (30 minutes)
  • 3/4 ounce (21.26 g) East Kent Goldings hops, 5.2% a.a. (5 minutes)
  • 1 tsp gypsum added to mash water
  • Wyeast 1968 Special London ale yeast
  • force-carbonate in keg

Specifications:

Yield: 5 gallons (19 L)

Original Gravity: 1.05

Final Gravity: 1.01

ABV: 5.25%

Boil Time: 60 minutes

Directions:

  • Mash grains at 150°F (66°C) for 90 minutes.
  • Primary Fermentation: 7 days at 68°F (20°C) in glass.
  • Secondary Fermentation: 7 days at 65°F (18°C) in glass.

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