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Old 06-24-2008, 06:24 PM   #1
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Can I call this an Imperial Irish Red Ale, or with all the hopping it's just an Imperial American Red Ale now?
Whatcha guys think? Anything looks like it needs to be changed or you would do differently? Should I mash in at 153 or go a little higher?
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Irish Red Ale
Irish Red Ale


Type: All Grain
Date: 6/24/2008
Batch Size: 12.00 gal
Brewer: Jacob
Boil Size: 14.29 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: BREWTREE- 15 Gallon Brewing System
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00
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Ingredients

Amount Item Type % or IBU
25.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 72.15 %
5.50 lb Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 15.87 %
3.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 8.66 %
1.00 lb White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) Grain 2.89 %
0.15 lb Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM) Grain 0.43 %
2.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] (60 min) Hops 21.5 IBU
1.00 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] (60 min) Hops 17.7 IBU
1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] (30 min) Hops 4.9 IBU
2.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (5 min) Hops 2.8 IBU



Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.073 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.000 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.019 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.000 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 7.13 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 0.00 %
Bitterness: 46.8 IBU Calories: -2 cal/pint
Est Color: 12.5 SRM Color: Color


Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge Total Grain Weight: 34.65 lb
Sparge Water: 8.12 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F TunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.4 PH

Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge Step Time Name Description Step Temp
90 min Mash In Add 43.31 qt of water at 164.8 F 153.0 F

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Old 06-24-2008, 06:44 PM   #2
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Looks awesome. If anything, you could probably jack the hops a little bit more and still be in balance, but it all depends on what you're looking to accomplish. Personally, I'd do a little bit more late hop additions - and 30 minute additions make no sense to me (not long enough to maximize utilization, too long for any flavor or aroma to persist; what's the point?)

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Old 06-24-2008, 06:59 PM   #3
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Maybe change the EKG to 15-20 minutes? Bump up the Columbus to 1.25-1.5 oz?

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Looks like a nice e-Red. However IMO to relate more to it being Irish instead of American you may want to change the hops . They seem to represent more typicaly he Sierra (American) type. You may want to look into mix of the likes of Fuggles, or Tradition, or Northern Brewer, or Haullertau, or Tettnange, or a combo of two along with EKG. I agree to try to stay away from 30 minute additions. IBUs can be a bit higher but to your liking and use Irish Ale Yeast of course.

Looks like it will be a great brew. Go for it!


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Old 06-30-2008, 05:08 AM   #5
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Think I am getting closer to what I wanna brew. It will be called an "Imperial Red Ale" according to the Brewers Association 2008 Beer Style Guidelines. What do you guys think? I changed up the hops and dropped my batch size to 6 gal. Also, I think I am bumping up my mash temp to 154. Too high/low? Was thinking this would add some nice body to the brew, but not too much for this style. Also, bumped up the color a bit.

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Red Ale

Type: All Grain
Date: 6/24/2008
Batch Size: 6.00 gal
Brewer: Jacob
Boil Size: 7.42 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: BREWTREE- 15 Gallon Brewing System
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00
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Ingredients

Amount Item Type % or IBU
15.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 71.94 %
3.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 14.39 %
2.25 lb Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 10.79 %
0.50 lb White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) Grain 2.40 %
0.10 lb Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM) Grain 0.48 %
2.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] (60 min) Hops 38.3 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (15 min) Hops 6.1 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (5 min) Hops 2.5 IBU



Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.088 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.000 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.022 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.000 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 8.59 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 0.00 %
Bitterness: 46.9 IBU Calories: -2 cal/pint
Est Color: 16.6 SRM Color: Color


Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge Total Grain Weight: 20.85 lb
Sparge Water: 3.91 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F TunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.4 PH

Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge Step Time Name Description Step Temp
90 min Mash In Add 26.06 qt of water at 165.9 F 154.0 F

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