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  • Kingston, GA
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  • I stated in 1998 with mead when a good friend of mine showed me how to make it. I then went on to show him how to make it taste good ;) After brewing mead for a couple years I gave beer a shot as American beers sucked after living in Germany for 2 years (USAF).rnrnMy beers were pure extract beers. they were OK but missing something. Next I added steeping grains which added more flavor to the beer but it still wasn't what I was seeking. I had read about All Grain but the lack of money for the extra equipment kept me at extract/steep beers. rnrnThen one day I read about BIAB. Brew In A Bag. It was All grain brewing without the extra cost. I quickly went out and bought some material and handed it to SWMBO. Who looked at me like I had lost my marbles (we all know that happened YEARS ago). Yet since she loves me she measured my 10 gallon kettle and quickly made a bag for me, along with a hop sack. The rest is brewing history!
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  • Posted in thread: Raging Red Irish Red Ale on 03-17-2016 at 02:33 PM
    I brewed this on January 23rd and bottled on February 17th as per the original recipe but with
    out the honey og 1.046 fg 1.008 for a abv of 5 came out dryer than I thought it would but it is
    the best ...

  • Posted in thread: Raging Red Irish Red Ale on 03-14-2016 at 02:41 PM
    Checked my gravity today after 10 days and it's gone from 1.064 all the way down to 1.008! 7.3%
    ABV, this won't be a sipper.The hydrometer sample tasted hot and alcoholic. Is this the same
    for everyon...

  • Posted in thread: Raging Red Irish Red Ale on 03-08-2016 at 03:29 PM
    I also brewed this a week ago. I used Mangrove Jacks M44 yeast because I didn't have access to
    liquid yeast. Took a reading today and it's on 1.016 so ramped the temp from 19 to 20 Celsius.
    The hydrom...

  • Posted in thread: Raging Red Irish Red Ale on 03-07-2016 at 12:57 PM
    Brewed a week ago and its now at 1.013 or so, gonna monitor it the next few days keeping it @
    64F.I know the enemy is esters at higher temps, but at this point is there any harm in slowly
    raising the ...

  • Posted in thread: Raging Red Irish Red Ale on 02-03-2016 at 01:08 PM
    I brewed this using Maris Otter. It turned out awesome.Couple things though...it was a 10
    gallon batch and the plan was to pitch 2 different yeasts 1 5 gallon batch with
    wyeast1084(irish ale)and 1 5 g...

  • Posted in thread: Raging Red Irish Red Ale on 01-29-2016 at 09:43 PM
    So you don't think 120 will be too much for this beer? I know I couldn't really get a good sub
    for the melanoiden but sadly my LHBS was lacking a lot of stuff ):120 is fine... Caraaroma is
    closer to 1...

  • Posted in thread: Raging Red Irish Red Ale on 01-29-2016 at 08:11 PM
    120 is close to Caraaroma.. not quite as red. carafoam and carapils are the same thing.. there
    isn't really a sub for melanoiden/melanoidin malt... there isn't really a substitute for that.
    you'll mak...

  • Posted in thread: Raging Red Irish Red Ale on 01-29-2016 at 04:16 PM
    Any thoughts on adding 1% roasted barley (300SRM) to ramp up the red a bit?I don't want to add
    more roasted flavor.lol... if you follow the original recipe, it'll be more than red enough..

  • Posted in thread: Raging Red Irish Red Ale on 01-21-2016 at 01:23 PM
    This was my 4th batch I've done. It's by far my best beer yet. I had friends over Saturday who
    stick to bud light and they all had a couple pints. Great recipe thanks.awesome.. make converts
    out of th...

  • Posted in thread: Raging Red Irish Red Ale on 11-28-2015 at 02:53 PM
    I'm making this tomorrow. My LHBS does not carry Caraaroma so I am substituting Special B.
    Looking forward to tomorrow's brew day. :) crystal 120 or 130 would be a good substitution..
    special B might ...

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Posted: 
March 7, 2013  •  12:35 AM
Brewwed your Raging Red today, I added 6 oz of Briess Cherry Wood smoked malt that I had on hand, thanks for the recipe. My S. G. Was a little higher 1.0065 at 5.5 gals.
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