Originally Posted by HalfPint
Has anyone tried his Irish or Scottish beers?
I brewed the irish red. they called it something like ruebier. Don't have the book in front of me so I can't speak to the page number.
Couple changes, I basically consolidated the two different types of crystal, and used a similar amount of crystal 60L. I believe I even calculated to get the same amount of gravity points. I also converted it to partial mash, as I had some leftover 2row, but again, used beersmith and accommodated for gravity points.
I just bottled the first batch. I ran into a few issues, like most recipes from books and kits, My efficiency was a bit off, and I do partial boils, so I diluted up to the target SG. I Came in a bit lower then the FG in the book. I think they say 1.014 and I had 1.013. I actually ended up re-brewing the same thing, to use up leftovers and pitching onto the same yeast when I moved to secondary. I used Irish moss in the boil, and gelatin in the secondary.
Bottled about a week ago. Hydro sample tasted fine. It was a bit darker, i wouldn't call it red, but maybe brownish red. Will know more when I crack a couple around thanksgiving next week.