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Old 01-27-2013, 04:24 PM   #1
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I am trying out my first recipe using beer smith so I wanted some advice. A lot of the malts I have never used. Any input would be great.

5.5 Gallon batch

Irish Red

8 lbs Maris Otter
1 lb caramunich
1 lb carared
8 oz crystal 120

maybe 4 oz of flaked barley but probably not needed?
I also have some roasted barley if it looks like I need to cut some of the crystal or caras.

For hops I plan on 1 oz kent goldings for 60min, .5 oz willamette at 15 min and .5 oz willamette at 5 min.

Using Wyeast 1084 Irish Ale.

Beersmith Est. OG at 1.055.

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Old 01-31-2013, 12:51 AM   #2
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You need some roasted barley to give it a true toasty Irish Red flavor. I'd add about 6 oz roasted barley and drop the C120 and caramunich to about 6 oz each, and I'd remove the carared altogether. Also, I'd go with just a single hop addition at 60m for about 25 IBUs and for that I'd go with the goldings.

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^ Outstanding advice.

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guidelines say, "Generally has a bit of roasted barley to provide reddish color and dry roasted finish"

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A little bit of pale chocolate malt can be nice as well, ~1-2oz in addition to the roasted barley.

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Thanks for the advice all. I did order some roasted barley when I ordered my grains just in case that was going to make the better beer so I should be set. Anyone have a good recipe to use the cara red in?

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Denny's Waldo Lake Amber is good
http://wiki.homebrewersassociation.o...doLakeAmberAle

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