Irish Red Ale Irish Red (1st place HBT comp) - Page 19 - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > HomeBrewTalk.com Recipe Database > Homebrew Ale Recipes > Irish Red Ale Irish Red (1st place HBT comp)

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-28-2013, 09:30 PM   #181
shelly_belly
Uncle John's Band
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
shelly_belly's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2009
Blow Southerners!
Posts: 1,658
Liked 189 Times on 149 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by raymadigan View Post
Irish reds are supposed to get their color from the roasted barley. I am going to drop the caramel and up the roasted barley to get the color right.

I will also lager this, not sure what yeast I will use.
I've made this as a lager and as a lager the roasted barley is too prominent. I used WLP833 German Bock Lager yeast and mashed at 156F.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2013, 03:02 PM   #182
raymadigan
 
raymadigan's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2011
Western, Washington
Posts: 261
Liked 13 Times on 12 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by raymadigan View Post
Irish reds are supposed to get their color from the roasted barley. I am going to drop the caramel and up the roasted barley to get the color right.

I will also lager this, not sure what yeast I will use.
My comment here is just totaly wrong, not sure I read what I read, but I am going to make this as is.

I want to lager it, should I drop the roasted barley a small amount?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2013, 07:48 PM   #183
shelly_belly
Uncle John's Band
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
shelly_belly's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2009
Blow Southerners!
Posts: 1,658
Liked 189 Times on 149 Posts


I would try the 300L roasted barley (my preference) or reduce the 500L by 1/3 or 1/2.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2013, 08:29 PM   #184
raymadigan
 
raymadigan's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2011
Western, Washington
Posts: 261
Liked 13 Times on 12 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by shelly_belly View Post
I would try the 300L roasted barley (my preference) or reduce the 500L by 1/3 or 1/2.
What schedule did you use to lager:

I was thinking of 10 days primary, 5 days at 65, and then it has to sit for 90 days at 35.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2013, 10:56 PM   #185
shelly_belly
Uncle John's Band
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
shelly_belly's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2009
Blow Southerners!
Posts: 1,658
Liked 189 Times on 149 Posts


Mine fermented for 2 weeks @ 48F, 1 week at room temp(63F), 4 weeks @ 29F in a bourbon barrel(too long), 12 weeks in a keg. Most of it lasted 1 year in bottles (took that long to mellow the oak) and I have a few left that are a little over 2 years old that I enjoy on special occasions.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2013, 04:06 PM   #186
wyowolf
 
wyowolf's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2012
Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 460
Liked 37 Times on 29 Posts


since this will be my first 10 gal batch, I have a couple questions.
has anyone ever split this into two 5 gal batches and use a lager yeast and an ale yeast and compare the two?

I have some harvested lager yeast and an ale yeast to try out. I will have to ferment both at the same temps in my fridge, which is controllable...

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2013, 11:24 PM   #187
skipper1953
 
skipper1953's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2011
Monroe, WI
Posts: 123
Liked 12 Times on 6 Posts


I split a 6 gallon batch this past January and used ale yeast in one and lager yeast in the other. I used White Labs Irish Ale Yeast and Saflager Yeast.

I'll definitely be lagering at least one 6 gallon batch this winter. It makes a nice crisp beer. Every one who tried it liked it.
__________________
Rocket Socks Brewery

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2013, 09:43 AM   #188
wyowolf
 
wyowolf's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2012
Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 460
Liked 37 Times on 29 Posts


Anyone use Saflager ?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2013, 03:23 AM   #189
skipper1953
 
skipper1953's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2011
Monroe, WI
Posts: 123
Liked 12 Times on 6 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by skipper1953 View Post
i split a 6 gallon batch this past january and used ale yeast in one and lager yeast in the other. I used white labs irish ale yeast and saflager yeast.

I'll definitely be lagering at least one 6 gallon batch this winter. It makes a nice crisp beer. Every one who tried it liked it.
yup. Post #187.
__________________
Rocket Socks Brewery

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2013, 11:05 AM   #190
wyowolf
 
wyowolf's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2012
Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 460
Liked 37 Times on 29 Posts


Hey not everyone can read properly!!

thank you

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Scottish Heavy Scottish Ale 80 Shilling (2nd place HBT Comp) Boar Beer Homebrew Ale Recipes 54 07-26-2016 02:35 PM
Wee Heavy Krullsplitter Wee Heavy (2nd Place in HB Comp) lostcheesehead Homebrew Ale Recipes 3 02-09-2015 03:08 PM
Best Bitter Special Bitter (1st place HBT Comp) Boar Beer Homebrew Ale Recipes 74 01-26-2015 06:48 PM
Challenge!!! Trying to place in a HB Comp hhh2b Recipes/Ingredients 3 01-21-2014 04:48 PM
Weissbier 1st Place HBT Comp Category 15A Joe Dragon Homebrew Ale Recipes 27 04-20-2013 02:33 AM


Forum Jump