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brewinginCO 11-19-2008 06:33 PM

Red Ale recipe feedback
I am putting together a recipe for an Irish Red Ale. I'm looking for comments and suggestions...thanks.

Type: Partial Mash
Batch size: 5.5 gal

5lb Pale liquid extract
1.5lb Munich malt
1.25lb Vienna malt
0.5lb Crystal 30
0.25lb Crystal 60
0.25lb Chocolate malt
0.25lb Cara-pils
0.125lb Victory malt

60 min 1.5oz East Kent Goldings
15 min 0.5oz Williamette
15 min 0.25oz East Kent Goldings
5 min 1oz Williamette

Edinburgh Ale (White labs WLP028)

1 tsp irish moss

Beersmith gives the following:
OG: 1.052
27.6 IBU
16.3 SRM

Hokie 11-19-2008 06:56 PM

I don't know, but in my personal opinion, Munich and Vienna seem a bit out of place in an *Irish* Red. Maybe Victory or Biscuit instead?
Also, if you're sticking to style, I don't think Irish ales are supposed to have too much in the way of hop flavor and aroma which is where you seem to have the bulk of your hopping going on.
I could be wrong, and you could be doing your own thing knowing full well what the style guidelines are.

brewinginCO 11-19-2008 10:16 PM

Your probably right in that the late hop additions are a bit out of style, but I do like hoppy beers :D. Maybe I should tone it down a little...

wildwest450 11-19-2008 10:41 PM

This belongs in the "recipe/ingredients" section.

brewinginCO 11-20-2008 12:06 AM

My apologies. I have started a thread over there. Could a moderator delete this thread?

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