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Old 01-29-2013, 08:57 PM   #11
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I think you really need to use one of the liquid Irish yeasts to make it an Irish Red. The yeast character is key to this style.
I agree. Good bad or ugly I didn't make a starter for my Sneaky Pete Flannigan OG 1.053. FG 1.011. Tastes great. I like to ferment low low.
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Ended up using liquid Irish Ale yeast from White labs. I pitched 2 vials into 5.5 gallons of 1.055 wort.

Was probably overkill but I didn't want it to stall or anything. Beer tastes great, its got that dry bready irish character but is a very malt forward with a hint of roast. Not typically what I like drinking but St. Patty's Day isn't about IPAs... it's about getting durnk on irish grog

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I brewed this one back in January, and finally tapped the keg last weekend. It turned out fantastic! It's got a nice, smooth character, and a perfect red hue. Highly recommend for your next batch.

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Just as an update, plowed through a half case of this stuff on St. Patty's Day. It's a really nice beer. Clean, malty... pretty standard Irish Red.

It is a little dark on the color but still hits the style marks so I am not worried. I would recommend this to anyone wanting a standard Irish red (Brownish Garnet color) Ale

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Just as an update, plowed through a half case of this stuff on St. Patty's Day. It's a really nice beer. Clean, malty... pretty standard Irish Red.

It is a little dark on the color but still hits the style marks so I am not worried. I would recommend this to anyone wanting a standard Irish red (Brownish Garnet color) Ale
glad it turned out good!

so, post #5 was your grain bill?

could you please post a picture, when you can?

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glad it turned out good!

so, post #5 was your grain bill?

could you please post a picture, when you can?

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You can see when there isn't direct light through it it is a dark brown but with a light it is a gorgeous red color. The mix makes it like a dark dark burgundy garnet red.

I guess I never ended up posting the final recipe... sorry everyone!

Here it is...
Stats
Batch Size: 5.5 Gallons
SRM: Says it should be around 15-17 SRM but I think it came out closer to a 22 or 24. It is appears brown but against a light it is a deep garnet color
IBU: 25 ish
ABV: 5.25%
OG: 1.051
FG: 1.011

Malts
  • 10# Marris Otter
  • 0.5# Crystal 40
  • 0.5# CaraMunich III (Roughly 57 Lovibond)
  • 0.25# Roasted Barely
Hops
  • 1 oz. UK Kent Goldings @ 45 Minutes
  • 1 oz. UK Kent Goldings @ 10 Minutes

Used WLP004 Irish Ale Yeast (Pitched 2 vials for 5.5 gallons of 1.051 wort)
I mashed it at 152F for 60 minutes at a ratio of 1.25 qt/lb
Batch Sparged in 2 additions
60 Minute boil

If you brew it let me know how it goes.
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