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Old 03-24-2009, 02:28 PM   #1
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I have put together this recipe for an Irish Red
this is my first guess at a non-kit

can I get some feedback before I start please?

6 pounds Light/Pale Malt Extract Syrup
10 oz. Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L
8 oz. Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L
5 oz. Light Dry Malt Extract
4 oz. Special B Malt
4 oz. American Two-row Pale

1.0 oz. East Kent Goldings 60 min.
0.5 oz. Fuggles 20 min.
1.0 oz. East Kent Goldings 5 min.

Wyeast Irish Ale (1084) smack pak
15 min. boiling whirfloc tablet.

calculated
SRM is 13
Og is 1.051
Fg is 1.014
IBU 21.9

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Old 03-24-2009, 05:04 PM   #2
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Sounds pretty good to me. I'm also making an Irish Red Recipe right now, and I'm using the following:

6.0 lbs. Pale LME
1.0 lbs. Caramel/Crystal 40L
.25 lbs. Biscuit Malt
.12 lbs. Roasted Barley
1.0 oz. Cascade Hops (60 min.)
0.5 oz. EK Goldings Hops (15 min.)
0.5 oz. Fuggles (5 min.)
Wyeast Irish Ale

Estimates:
OG: 1.044
FG: 1.012
SRM: 15.6
IBU: 21.3

I'm still unsure about using the Cascade, so I may change that. Good Luck!

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Sounds pretty good to me. I'm also making an Irish Red Recipe right now, and I'm using the following:

6.0 lbs. Pale LME
1.0 lbs. Caramel/Crystal 40L
.25 lbs. Biscuit Malt
.12 lbs. Roasted Barley
1.0 oz. Cascade Hops (60 min.)
0.5 oz. EK Goldings Hops (15 min.)
0.5 oz. Fuggles (5 min.)
Wyeast Irish Ale

Estimates:
OG: 1.044
FG: 1.012
SRM: 15.6
IBU: 21.3

I'm still unsure about using the Cascade, so I may change that. Good Luck!
yeah, man, i would replace the cascade with some more fuggles or EKG
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Old 03-24-2009, 05:44 PM   #4
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what calculations are you using for SRM

I ran yours and only came up with a 10 from beer calculus.com

using the light extract lovibond of 1

I just dont want to get mine to dark.

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what calculations are you using for SRM

I ran yours and only came up with a 10 from beer calculus.com

using the light extract lovibond of 1

I just dont want to get mine to dark.
light extract has a lovibond of about 5-8.
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what calculations are you using for SRM

I ran yours and only came up with a 10 from beer calculus.com

using the light extract lovibond of 1

I just dont want to get mine to dark.
I built my recipe using BeerSmith software. The light extract I was looking at shows as an 8.
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ZOG - You might want to add a hint of roast barley (4oz) or so for the slight roasty bite/finish at the end (it will also help your color).

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ZOG - You might want to add a hint of roast barley (4oz) or so for the slight roasty bite/finish at the end (it will also help your color).

that is what the special B malt was for

I read it was a strong caramel with a light roast flavor

is this wrong?

great interest to me

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the lovibond was wrong at 1 thanks
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I ran my items through beerclculus.com and beer smith

they are not close

which one is closer to the true end result?

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I've never used beercalculus, IMO every time I've used beersmith I thought the final product was within 1-2 SRM points of their estimate.
Just make sure the SRM or Lovibond are for each ingredient is entered correctly.
in the instances where a range is given I usually use the agerage...

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