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Old 07-16-2007, 06:14 AM   #1
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Default Big Red One????

Hey Y'all
I've been thinking about a high abv (10 or so) brew for the last few weeks. I'm looking for a beer that would go well with steak; one that's mostly malty with just enough bitterness for balance. I also want it to have a nice hoppy taste and aroma.
My plan is to modify the recipe for Raison detre from "Extreme Brewing" by increasing the ferment-ables, while holding the color to around 16 SRM. I don't know - It just seems that a steak-beer made with dried grapes should be a little on the red side. This may be an impossible beer, but what the heck - I got time.
This is the recipe I've come up with, please look it over and feel free to offer any comments and/or suggestions.

Cherokee Red
......Steeping
12.00 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM)
5.00 oz Victory Malt (25.0 SRM)
2.50 oz Biscuit Malt (23.0 SRM)
2.50 oz Special Roast (50.0 SRM)
2.00 oz Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM)
......DME
140.00 oz Light Dry Extract (3.5 SRM)
......Hops......................Beersmith total......42.3 IBU
1.00 oz N. Tettnang [4.90%] (60 min)..........12.8 IBU
0.50 oz Northern Brewer [6.50%] (60 min)....8.5 IBU
0.50 oz Fuggles [4.50%] (60 min)................5.9 IBU
1.00 oz Willamette [5.00%] (15 min)...........6.5 IBU
0.50 oz Fuggles [4.50%] (15 min)................2.9 IBU
0.50 oz Saaz [4.50%] (15 min)...................2.9 IBU
0.50 oz Northern Brewer [6.50%] (5 min)......1.7 IBU
0.50 oz Saaz [4.50%] (5 min).....................1.2 IBU
......Sugars
16.00 oz Candi Sugar, Clear (0.5 SRM) Sugar
12.00 oz Invert Sugar (0.0 SRM) Sugar
10.00 oz Raisins (5.0 SRM) Sugar
......Extras
4.00 oz MaltoDextrin (Boil 5.0 min)
0.25 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min)
1.00 tsp Yeast Energizer (Primary 3.0 days)
1.00 oz Oak Chips (Secondary 7.0 days)
SafLager American Ale (DCL Yeast #S-05)

Beersmith
est. ABV 9.9
est. color 15.7 SRM

Thanks for the help
Mike

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Old 07-16-2007, 12:29 PM   #2
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Sound delightful. If you have to brew a beer, it may as well be a big red one.

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Old 07-16-2007, 12:33 PM   #3
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I thought this was a thread on the 1st Infantry Division...the Big Red One (BRO)...

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Old 07-16-2007, 03:52 PM   #4
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No, but Lee Marvin was great in that movie. Not as good as in dirty dozen though.

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Old 07-16-2007, 03:57 PM   #5
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That Red looks incredible, I'm sure it will turn out wonderful.

But I thought that The Big Red One was better than the Dirty Dozen. That scene with the horse...All of Sam Fuller's movies would make ferocious inspirations for brews.

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Old 07-16-2007, 06:02 PM   #6
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You just don't think Dirty Dozen is the best 'cause it's such a "chick flick". I know, I know - I cry too at the part when we find out that Jiminez was killed during the drop (remember how we laughed during rope practice - those little legs just a kicking). Dismissing all the girly parts, Dirty Dozen is still the best war movie ever.

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I supported the BROs weapons for 5 years in Germany.

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