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Poobah58 03-18-2012 02:49 PM

Under My Kilt Irish Red
 
Just tapped this a few days ago. It was such a big hit with the guys and the girls that I felt obligated to post it! :rockin:

Under My Kilt Irish Red
8 lbs 4 oz Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) 82.50 %
12.0 oz Barley, Flaked (1.7 SRM) 7.50 %
12.0 oz Cara 45 (45.0 SRM) 7.50 %
2.0 oz CaraAroma (150.0 SRM) 1.25 %
2.0 oz Roasted Barley (462.0 SRM) 1.25 %
0.50 oz Northern Brewer [9.00 %] (60 min) 18.1 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [7.00 %] (30 min) 7.2 IBU
0.75 oz Mt. Hood [4.60 %] (10 min) 2.8 IBU
1 Pkgs European Ale (Wyeast Labs #1338)

Recipe based on 83% efficiency. Mashed at 150F/60 min.
It's not quite red. Needs to be a tad darker to be red. It was so good I think I'll leave the recipe as is for next year.
It's a malty full bodied ale with just the right amount of bitterness. I went with some cascade to Americanize it a bit.
BTW: This yeast is a real slow fermenter. Give it at least 3 weeks. I had to rack and let it go another couple weeks.
I also let this condition a bit before tapping. (brew date: 1/15, tap date: 3/15).
Update: 3/25... It's dead! Took less than 10 days!!!

Bad_Horse_Brews 04-02-2013 06:11 PM

Just curious, why'd you only use two ounces of CaraAroma?

Poobah58 04-03-2013 02:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bad_Horse_Brews (Post 5068446)
Just curious, why'd you only use two ounces of CaraAroma?

Just for a little more color. Wanted to keep the roastiness to a minimum so I decided to keep the RB at 2 ounces.


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