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!
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- 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
Yield: 5 gallons (19 L)
Original Gravity: 1.05
Final Gravity: 1.01
Boil Time: 60 minutes
- 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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