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Old 06-28-2013, 03:03 PM   #11
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029 ferments out very crisp and clean at low temps. Ive started using it in my IPA's and it really emphasizes the hops (at least to my taste).

Probably go with 002. Id pick up the 004 but Im a yeast hoarder and need to get rid of some old jars... or start slanting. Ill put this on the agenda for late July and let you know how it tastes.
lol... yeast hoarder. Nice.

Do let me know how it goes, and I would be very interested if you make any other adjustments and the like.
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Old 06-29-2013, 05:56 PM   #12
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I've been asked a couple of times about a partial mash version of this recipe. I'll go ahead and post it here for future reference.

I would have edited the first post and included it there, but the forum won't let me.


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Partial mash for a 5 gallon pot. Hop schedule adjusted a bit to keep the same bitterness ratio.

Recipe Type: Partial Mash
Yeast: WLP004 (Irish Ale)
Yeast Starter: yes
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5
Original Gravity: 1.067
Final Gravity: 1.018
IBU: 29.1
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 16.2


Grain (assumes 65% efficiency)
5 lb 4 oz Maris Otter
8 oz Crystal 40
8 oz Crystal 60
8 oz Crystal 80
3 oz Melanoiden
2 oz Carafa II
1 oz Roasted Barley

4 lb 8 oz extra light dry malt extract (added @ 15 minutes to preserve color)

Mash @ 152 degrees F for one hour. Beersmith suggests that we mash in with 8.91 quarts of water @ 163.7 degrees F.

Sparge with 3.03 gallons of water. We're assuming a partial boil, that you'll top off with 2.5 gallons of water at the end when you go into your fermenter.

Hops
.9 oz Challenger (7.2% alpha) @ 60 minutes
.5 oz Northdown (5.7% alpha) @ 20 minutes
.5 oz Fuggles (5% alpha) @ 10 minutes

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Old 07-12-2013, 03:22 PM   #13
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I'm bottling this either tonight or tomorrow.

I had a guy from the reddit homebrewing sub brew this. His opinion was that it was very tasty, but a little sweeter than he would have liked. I'll pay attention to that is this batch, though I honestly did not get that impression at all when I first brewed it. I'm curious if this is a fair criticism, or if it's simply a difference of tastes.

I will definitely post pics of the beer when it's done.

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Old 07-30-2013, 08:07 PM   #14
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Okay. I cheated and opened a bottle a little early. Fortunately, it was nicely carbed - a good inch and a half of foam, and while the big head melted fairly quickly, the beer kept a nice cap through the whole glass.

I was honestly a little worried about this beer. As you may remember, this was my first recipe that I considered to truly be my own. A guy from reddit had brewed it, and recently sent me feedback (finally). He liked it, but thought it was too sweet. Said there was just too much crystal, that other brewers agreed with him.

I was bummed, so I approached this glass with a really critical outlook.

All I can say is that there is no accounting for taste. I really picked this beer apart, and I honestly do not believe that it's anywhere near too sweet. I get some sweetness up front, but that gives way to grainy maltiness almost immediately. The beer finishes dry, with perhaps just a hair more bitterness than I might choose.... but man, this is a really nice, flavorful beer. I expect maltiness in an Irish red, and it delivers.

The only edits I would really do have to do with appearance. I might drop the barley back down to a half ounce (I used a whole ounce this time), and might drop the carafa to one ounce instead of two. The beer is a beautiful dark red when held up to the light, but on the table, it's browner than I'd like it to be. Just a bit too dark, I think. It is, however, really nice and clear, which makes a couple of beers in a row that have worked out like that. Maybe I'm finally figuring things out a bit.

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Old 08-22-2013, 02:45 PM   #15
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Sorry, I forgot for a while to post a pic of this brew.



To be perfectly honest, I managed to catch it in a perfect light. Under typical conditions, I does look more brown than red - you have to hold it up to the light to see that rich red color. As I mentioned, I plan to adjust the recipe a bit before I brew it again so to ensure a more vibrant red under normal light.

If you are curious, the glass is one my wife had custom made for me. It says "Confederate Dragon Brewing Company, Est. 2011".

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Old 02-02-2014, 07:28 PM   #16
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In preparation for St Patty's day I was looking for an Irish Red Ale that had a hop kick to it so I decided to use this recipe. We brewed it yesterday and followed the updated recipe with 1 oz of carafa II and .5 oz of roasted barley.

I was probably going to only let it ferment for 4 weeks total but have an extra week I can let it go and still keg it a week before St Patty's day.

I will update once the beer is ready.


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Old 02-02-2014, 08:54 PM   #17
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Sounds good, fishp23! Do let me know how it turns out!

I've edited the recipe a bit, as I promised. I subbed the Cyrstal 80L for carared, added a little melanoiden, and decreased the carafe III to one ounce... all in the pursuit of a really red beer.

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Going to brew this the weekend of 2/22. Going to go with your exact recipe, but going with an 11.50 gallon recipe and a 78% Efficiency ratng. Looking forward to this. I have been looking for bigger than usual, maltier red for years now. Have never really exprimented with it though. Looks like you are doing that for me.

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Going to brew this the weekend of 2/22. Going to go with your exact recipe, but going with an 11.50 gallon recipe and a 78% Efficiency ratng. Looking forward to this. I have been looking for bigger than usual, maltier red for years now. Have never really exprimented with it though. Looks like you are doing that for me.
Sounds great! Please let me know how it turns out.

The very latest version of the recipe is here: Enchantress (big Irish red ale), but the version here in the thread is delicious.
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Old 03-16-2014, 12:41 AM   #20
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I brewed on 2/1, kept it in the primary fermenter for 4 weeks and secondary for 1 week. OG was 1.068 and FG was 1.012, which I was happy with. I kegged the beer a week ago on 3/8 and have had it on about 12 psi of CO2 for a week.

I tasted it today and it had an off taste. I am going to let it sit another week before tasting again since some people say it gets better with a little age.

It also came out more brown than red.

I'll update again next week after I taste it again.



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