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mtbaesl 07-07-2008 01:20 PM

Recommendations on red ale recipe
Hey guys, I am trying to get rid of some left-over ingredients, and am trying to come up with a solid american red ale recipe. The only ingredients I want to buy are specialty grains, the rest I have already and are listed below. So this is what I came up with, comments/suggestions (including hop usage) would be great! Any other better combos you guys can think of? The only other thing I would have left-over is 2 oz of Chinook (I have a total of 4 oz), but I thought the recipe would be better with using only the 2 oz.

7 lbs pale liguid malt extract
0.5 lb crystal 60
2 oz roasted barley
2 oz special B
0.5 oz Galena (60)
0.2 oz Chinook (60)
0.5 oz cascade (5)
0.25 oz liberty (steep)
0.5 oz tettnanger (dry)
Wyeast American Ale II

Bob 07-07-2008 01:29 PM

Looks good to me. I think your Liberty and Tettnanger will get lost in the Cascades, though; neither of those varieties are as strongly-flavored. In fact, I'd delete the Cascades and save them for something else; use 'em with the Chinook in an APA or something. So you'd have your boiling additions, Liberty at flameout and Tettnang dry.

You dig?


mtbaesl 07-07-2008 01:42 PM

Sounds good. Quick clarification though, are you suggesting getting rid of the chinook alltogether, or keep the 2 oz?

mtbaesl 07-07-2008 02:04 PM

Another possibility, would I be better off using the cascade for a 20 minute boil as a flavor addition? Or would that still overpower the finishing hops?

Bob 07-07-2008 06:26 PM

Okay, hang on a sec.

In the recipe, you wrote 0.2 oz. In post #3, you wrote 2 oz. Which is it?

I don't recommend 2 oz of Chinook in this beer. Waaaaaaay too much.

My recommendation was to remove the Cascades and keep the 0.2 oz of Chinook for bittering.



mtbaesl 07-07-2008 06:33 PM

Yeah, sorry, I mis-typed. I meant 0.2 oz. Thanks

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