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Old 06-03-2008, 09:01 PM   #1
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Default All-Grain - Bloody IRA

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: WLP001
Yeast Starter: 2qt
Batch Size (Gallons): 5
Original Gravity: 1.069
Final Gravity: 1.015
IBU: 57.6
Boiling Time (Minutes): 90
Color: 17SRM, Blood Red
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 7 @ 68
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 @ 68

This is a no-bittering India Red Ale. There was not one traditional bittering addition added to this IRA. The grain bill is loosely based on a recipe of Jamil Z's from www.mrmalty.com, I was looking to get a good red color and I finally found a great grain bill there, which I modified. That is also where I learned the technique of "hop bursting", getting the majority of your IBU's from late addition hops. This combined with the mash hopping and first wort hopping, created,
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Beutifully balanced with a smooth creamy mouthfeel. Absolutely no harshness from the hops, the smoothest bitterness I have ever experienced. This is by far the best beer I have ever made, maybe one of the best beers I have ever drank.

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Amount Item Type % or IBU

10 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 76.16 %
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 7.62 %
1 lbs Munich Malt (8.0 SRM) Grain 7.62 %
8.0 oz Victory Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 3.81 %
4.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 1.90 %
4.0 oz Melanoiden Malt (20.0 SRM) Grain 1.90 %
2.0 oz Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM) Grain 0.99 %

0.50 oz Cluster [6.90 %] (mash) (Mash Hop) Hops 2.4 IBU
0.50 oz Simcoe [12.00 %] (90 min) (First Wort Hop) Hops 23.2 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [6.30 %] (20 min) Hops 6.3 IBU
1.00 oz Cluster [6.90 %] (20 min) Hops 13.7 IBU
1.00 oz Cluster [6.90 %] (10 min) Hops 8.2 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [6.30 %] (10 min) Hops 3.7 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [6.30 %] (0 min) Hops
0.50 oz Simcoe [12.00 %] (Dry Hop 3 days) Hops
1.00 oz Cascade [6.30 %] (Dry Hop 3 days) Hops

1 Pkgs California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) Yeast-Ale

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.069 SG
Final Gravity: 1.015 SG
Alcohol by Vol: 7.00 %
Bitterness: 57.6 IBU Calories: 312 cal/pint
Color: 17.0 SRM

Mash Profile

Single Infusion, Medium Body Total Grain Weight: 13.13 lb
Sparge Water: 5 gal Grain Temperature: 40.0 F (forgot to take it out of the fridge)
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F TunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: TRUE Mash PH: 5.2 PH

Single Infusion, Medium Body Step
Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 16.41 qt of water at 174.1 F 154.0 F
10 min Mash Out Add 9.19 qt of water at 198.2 F 168.0 F

Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Corn Sugar Volumes of CO2: 2.3 Keep a relatively low level of carbonation to enhance smooth mouthfeel.
Pressure/Weight: 3.5 oz
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 70.0 F Age for: 21.0 days
Storage Temperature: 52.0 F

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Old 06-04-2008, 09:18 AM   #2
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Weird! I guess "Bloody IRA" means something different to folks who didn't grow up in the UK...

Looks a really nice beer. Did you use standard chocolate malt, or pale chocolate malt? I've heard Jamil raving about pale chocolate, but I've never used it.

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Old 06-07-2008, 07:29 AM   #3
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I meant it as a play on words, and I assumed that most of the people that picked up on it would be on your side of the pond. It's got a slightly Irish ale malt base.

I used the regular chocalate, the pale chocolate doesn't promote the deep ruby color as well.

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You say to do a 90 min mash with the hops, but your mash profile says 60 minutes??

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Old 12-03-2008, 07:26 PM   #5
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Nice. Another recipe to add to my future brew list. I need to start keeping track of these.

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The software program usually counts/calculates bittering from FWH hops in terms of the boil time which is 90min.
My understanding of FWH is that you put them in the kettle first and let them steep in your mash runnings. I don't think you add them to the mash tun.

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The software program usually counts/calculates bittering from FWH hops in terms of the boil time which is 90min.
My understanding of FWH is that you put them in the kettle first and let them steep in your mash runnings. I don't think you add them to the mash tun.

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You don't add them to the mash tun, you add them to the kettle when taking the runnings. Mash hops however, you do add to the mash tun. They aren't labeled FWH, they are labeled mash hops for a reason, the FWH are labeled Firt Wort Hops.

EDIT: And beersmith gives a 10% adjustment for FWH on top of the boil time (whatever that may be), which is already set at 90 because it's a 90 minute boil. Mash Hopping - Home Brewing Wiki
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I think we need some pics of this brew!

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