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Old 07-14-2012, 10:05 PM   #1
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Default All-Grain - Ruth's Honey Red

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: WLP002 - English Ale Yeast
Yeast Starter: None
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: None
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.0
Original Gravity: 1.62
Final Gravity: 1.015
IBU: 26.9
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 16.7
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 d @ 70 F
Additional Fermentation: None
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): None
Tasting Notes: See main body for tasting notes

Ruth's Honey Red
Irish Red Ale

Recipe Specs
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Batch Size (G): 5.0
Total Grain (lb): 11.250
Total Hops (oz): 2.00
Original Gravity (OG): 1.062 (°P): 14.5
Final Gravity (FG): 1.015 (°P): 3.8
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 6.20 %
Colour (SRM): 16.7 (EBC): 32.9
Bitterness (IBU): 26.9 (Tinseth)
Brewhouse Efficiency (%): 70
Boil Time (Minutes): 60

Grain Bill
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9.000 lb Maris Otter Malt (80%)
1.000 lb Crystal 20 (8.89%)
1.000 lb Honey Malt (8.89%)
0.250 lb Chocolate (2.22%)

Hop Bill
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1.00 oz Fuggles Pellet (4.7% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil) (0.2 oz/Gal)
0.50 oz East Kent Golding Pellet (5.5% Alpha) @ 30 Minutes (Boil) (0.1 oz/Gal)
0.50 oz East Kent Golding Pellet (5.5% Alpha) @ 10 Minutes (Boil) (0.1 oz/Gal)

Misc Bill
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4.50 oz Honey @ 0 Minutes (Bottling)

Single step Infusion at 154°F for 90 Minutes.
Fermented at 72°F with WLP004 - Irish Ale


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The honey character was present, but not as noticeable as I had anticipated. The subtlety, I think, made it better. Also, the flavors from the chocolate malt really melded well with the other flavors. Just enough bitterness to balance out the malt, but this is really a malt forward beer. As objectively as I can manage, this is a really good beer. Probably going on the menu when my brother and I start the brew pub.
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I brewed this about a month ago and am enjoying my first bottle of it today. Wow!!! I added a little more honey and it has a very nice, smooth mouth feel and a tasty malty character. Thanks for the great recipe.

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Old 07-06-2013, 11:26 PM   #3
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My pleasure! Glad to know it's being put to good use.

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