Heres the recipe:
Marris Otter 10#
Crystal 80 12oz.
Crystal 60 12oz
Roasted Barley 2oz
60 min .5oz ea Fuggles & Willamette
30 min .5oz ea Fuggles & Wilaamette
5 min .5oz ea Fuggles & Willamette
Mash @ 153
Ferment @ 68
Wyeast 1084 Irish Ale Yeast
1.5L Starter w/ Stirplate
I hit my efficiency big time on this one 79%
OG = 1.07
FG = 1.012
Pulled 6.5 Gal and boiled down to 5.25
This beer has been going for 2 wks + 2 days. I took a hydro sample today to check the FG and it finished dryer than I wanted to. I was really hoping for a hint of caramel/toffee flavor. That's my first issue. Second is the hydro sample is more of a golden orange color rather than red. I figured the jar may have been at fault because of thinning the beer, so I poured it into a small glass. Same thing. SRM was calculated at 18.5 with beersmith which is at the top of the scale for style.
So first is there any way to add in the hint of caramel/toffee I wanted? Second, why did my beer turn out orange?