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p4ck37p1mp 01-17-2009 03:00 PM

Road Kill Red (IRA)
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Recipe: Road Kill Red
Brewer: Jason
Asst Brewer:
Style: Irish Red Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
Batch Size: 20.00 gal
Boil Size: 22.89 gal
Estimated OG: 1.048 SG
Estimated Color: 17.7 SRM
Estimated IBU: 22.6 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 85.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Amount Item Type % or IBU
25.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 79.37 %
2.00 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 6.35 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 3.17 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 75L (75.0 SRM) Grain 3.17 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 3.17 %
1.00 lb Special B Malt (180.0 SRM) Grain 3.17 %
0.50 lb Black Barley (Stout) (500.0 SRM) Grain 1.59 %
5.00 oz Fuggles [4.50 %] (60 min) Hops 20.9 IBU
2.00 oz Fuggles [4.50 %] (5 min) Hops 1.7 IBU
4.00 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) Yeast-Ale

Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Full Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 31.50 lb
Single Infusion, Full Body, Fly Sparge
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 9.84 gal of water at 170.5 F 158.0 F
60 min Fly Sparge 13.79 gal of water at 180.0 F



p4ck37p1mp 01-17-2009 03:29 PM

Actually WLP004 is the most appropriate, but I've made this with WLP001 and WLP002 and it still comes out very good. I've always used US 2 row but UK 2 row would be more appropriate.

smittykoi 01-31-2009 10:14 PM

wow this beer insults the uk ira? :mad:

Yuri_Rage 02-01-2009 03:17 AM

It's likely just an unfortunate acronym..."Irish Red Ale"

I don't think any harm was meant. If I'm wrong, the OP should probably edit his title.

p4ck37p1mp 02-01-2009 01:02 PM

Have a sense of humor. I was going to call my brewery 'Coon Smack Brewing' after chasing a raccoon several times off our coolers once when camping and finally smacking it with a flashlight. Amusing to me, able to be taken out of context by others. The names of my beers were along that theme. I've realized the world generally takes itself too seriously these days to have any sort of fun. The name stays, get over it. This is why I have to pick a politically correct brewery and I guess beer names. Lame.

PS - why don't you brew a batch and tell me if it insults 'uk ira'. IRA is one of my favorite styles, along with stouts, porters, southern browns, cream ales, scottish 80, etc. I've done my best to perfect my idea of what an IRA should be over 8 batches to have this recipe as it is.

PPS - And my wife IS IRISH!

Yuri_Rage 02-01-2009 05:02 PM

To the OP - do a Google search for "UK IRA." The first hits have NOTHING to do with beer. As a citizen of the UK, smittykoi made a reasonable assumption that your brew name was very off color, though you meant no harm.

Perhaps I can summarize:

OP posts "Road Kill IRA" as an amusing recipe name, meaning "Road Kill" in the literal sense, and IRA as "Irish Red Ale."

UK citizen takes the name out of context, referring to a possible double entendre where IRA could stand for "Irish Republican Army."

OP takes the "insult" comment out of context, thinking that the guy from the UK is telling him that his recipe is an insult to the style.

It's a simple, ongoing misunderstanding. Let's please get past it.

brianroberts 10-13-2010 07:24 PM

Oh please,I don't think it was meant to insult anyone, its just a name,but if you don't like it,don't look at it.....B....

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