Shillelagh Irish Red - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Recipe Database > Homebrew Ale Recipes > Shillelagh Irish Red

Thread Tools
Old 03-04-2009, 01:53 AM   #1
Brew the brew!
nukebrewer's Avatar
Oct 2008
Groton, CT
Posts: 5,666
Liked 2865 Times on 1733 Posts

Recipe Type: Partial Mash   
Yeast: Wyeast Irish Ale Yeast 1084   
Yeast Starter: None   
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: None   
Batch Size (Gallons): 5   
Original Gravity: 1.050   
Final Gravity: 1.012   
IBU: 23   
Boiling Time (Minutes): 6-   
Color: 14.5   
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 days @ 70F   
Additional Fermentation: None   
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): None   
Tasting Notes: Malty, a little sweet up front, medium finish   

3 lbs light dry extract
3 lbs pale 2-row
1 lbs crystal 20L
.5 lbs cara pils
.25 lbs munich
.125 lbs chocolate malt
.125 lbs roasted barley

1.5 oz Willamette at 60 mins

2 tsp irish moss at 15 minutes

1 pkg Wyeast 1084 Irish Ale Yeast

Single infusion mash for 60 minutes at 152F. Strike water temp was 164F. Nothing out of the ordinary was done as far brewing process goes.

Side by Side comparison:

For this comparison I chose Samuel Adams Irish Red.

Aroma: The aroma of mine is a bit stronger, occasionally hints at a bit of sourness, but nothing else about the beer suggests it. There is a bit of a chocolaty caramel aroma to it, but it is very faint. No hop aroma.
Appearance: Mine is a little darker than the SA and not nearly as clear. I can still see through it when I hold it up to a light but the SA still comes in a bit lighter. The color is a deep reddish amber that makes it look like it tastes.
Flavor: Malty, a little sweet up front and the caramel hint in the aroma is definitely more apparent in the flavor. This is a very flavorful beer that comes very close to the flavor of the SA. The bitterness is nice and subtle with almost no hop flavor. The mouthfeel is medium and finishes medium.

I'd say with a few tweaks this could become a viable Sam Adams Irish Red clone. Maybe knock off the chocolate malt for a little lighter color and less sweetness. I think that will be the only thing I change the next time I brew this one.

If anyone brews this, let me know what you think.

The only thing more asinine than stupid rules is the enforcement of rules simply because they are the rules.

Inhopsicated: A Beer Blog

Inhopsicated on Twitter

Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2012, 06:52 PM   #2
Apr 2012
Chubbuck, Idaho
Posts: 12

Just got done brewing 2 gallons of this. Since I reduced the recipe some changes were made including yeast being used (Nottingham dry ale yeast). I can let you know in a couple of weeks how she does.

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LME irish red ale yeasty Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 06-04-2009 01:28 PM
My first Irish Ale bennychico11 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 0 03-02-2009 05:00 PM
Irish Red, more like Irish Black! hollowdp Recipes/Ingredients 4 01-22-2009 05:45 AM
Looking for an Irish Red MeadLover Recipes/Ingredients 3 11-27-2006 11:51 AM
How about an Irish Red? texasgeorge Recipes/Ingredients 4 05-11-2006 01:57 AM

Forum Jump