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Old 03-01-2013, 02:13 AM   #181
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Finally got this beer in the keg. This beer is soooo good!! if you are on the fence or have it on the schedule to brew later, you have to brew it now. This is one of the beers I have brewed that I would take over almost any commercial red/IRA beer I've tried (and i live in Portland, OR, home of some good hoppy red ales). Great recipe!
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:10 AM   #182
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Finally got this beer in the keg. This beer is soooo good!! if you are on the fence or have it on the schedule to brew later, you have to brew it now. This is one of the beers I have brewed that I would take over almost any commercial red/IRA beer I've tried (and i live in Portland, OR, home of some good hoppy red ales). Great recipe!
Agreed! Going to brew this for the third time soon. Swmbo requested this recipe for her birthday and ended up killing a corny in a couple of hours.
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:34 PM   #183
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Planning a half batch of the Mosher recipe as my first all-grain BIAB. Wondering about Mosher's choice of hops vs the OP's Simcoe/Amarillo/Cascade combo, sans the dry hop. I want something like the original but a little extra hop kick would also be welcome. Any thoughts on how it might turn out w/o the dry hopping vs Mosher's original? Or should I just go for it? Also planning to use rewashed Wyeast 1332 (Northwest Ale) - sound OK?
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:00 PM   #184
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You may the first to brew this BIAB, cool to hear how it comes out.
I just do not like Goldings very much, so I have not actually brewed the original.
I suppose you could add Cascade as the 5 minute hops instead of the Goldings, and get an extra American style hop kick.
I can't recall if the original is dryhopped? You can get decent aroma from late additions, and you may want to whirlpool the late addition hops at around 190 f for 10-20 minutes before chilling to pull out more aroma.

If you are using 1332 I would mash closer to 150f, as that yeast is not very attenuative. Also, as far as I can remember, the yeast is more malty than hoppy, so if you want a more hop-forward beer you might want to increase the hops a bit or use american ale yeast.

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Old 03-24-2013, 04:39 PM   #185
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Thanks TimBrewz - great input to help a relative noob. I will surely give feedback on the BIAB version. Original was not dry-hopped, just 2oz Cascade @60, @30, and 2oz Goldings @5. Guess I was not sure if the higher AA Simcoe and Amarillo would have any major impact. Being a half batch, I was going to go with 3 1oz hop additions...maybe Cascade for all 3? I like the whirlpooling @190 idea - neat stuff. Thanks about the yeast also. May just use US-05. Love the thread, am determined to make this great beer!
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:46 PM   #186
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Happy to help
Cascade for all additions would be good, 1 oz each would give you around 100 IBU (depending on the AA of your cascades-mine are 8.2% this year) so you may want to plug your hops into a brewing calculator to hit the 70 IBU range.
S-05 yeast does well in this beer. Good choice.

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Old 04-04-2013, 01:52 PM   #187
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Brewed 10 gallons of this yesterday, but modified the recipe to reflect the hops I had in the freezer. Man, what a fun brew, and my first 10 gallon batch! Went smoothly for the most part. I have a couple questions though:

1. I boiled for 75 minutes instead of 90, but hit my OG dead on. I assume I'll just have a less caramelly, slightly lighter final product?
2. I stirred the mash a little too long and ended up closer to 151 for my rest. How do you think this will affect the malt character of the beer? I'm hoping it still comes out with some complexity and decent mouthfeel. Not looking for sweet though.
3. I used C-120 instead of 90, at about 5.5 oz. per 5 gallons. Does this sound about right, or too much/not enough?
4. What do you think about the hop schedule and varieties? I also did a 30 minute hop stand @ 170 to pull out more flavor/aroma.

Thanks for the input (and the awesome recipe)!

Here's what I ended up with (10 gallons):

India Red Ale

Style: American Amber Ale
Type: All Grain Calories: 215
Rating: 0.0 Boil Size: 11.32 Gal
IBU's: 75.39 Batch Size: 10.25 Gal
Color: 16.8 SRM Boil Time: 75 minutes
Preboil OG: 1.063
Estimated Actual
Brew Date: - 04/02/2013
OG: 1.066 1.066
FG: 1.016 1.016
ABV: 6.55 % 6.55 %
Efficiency: 78 % 78 %
Serve Date: 04/23/2013 / /

Fermentation Steps
Name Days / Temp Estimated Actual
Primary 21 days @ 64.0F 04/02/2013 04/02/2013

Grains & Adjuncts
Amount Percentage Name Time Gravity
13.00 lbs 51.34 % Briess 2-Row Pale Ale Malt 60 mins 1.037
10.00 lbs 39.49 % Briess Munich 10L 60 mins 1.035
1.50 lbs 5.92 % Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L 60 mins 1.034
0.70 lbs 2.76 % Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L 60 mins 1.033
0.12 lbs 0.47 % Black (Patent) Malt 60 mins 1.025

Hops
Amount IBU's Name Time AA %
2.00 ozs 39.15 Nugget 60 mins 13.00
1.25 ozs 14.82 Nugget 20 mins 13.00
1.00 ozs 9.72 Chinook 15 mins 13.00
2.00 ozs 7.71 Columbus (Tomahawk) 8 mins 8.50
2.50 ozs 3.98 Cascade 3 mins 8.50
2.00 ozs Cascade 7 days 5.50
2.00 ozs Columbus (Tomahawk) 7 days 14.00

Yeasts
Amount Name Laboratory / ID
2.0 pkg Safale US-05 Fermentis US-05

Additions
Amount Name Time Stage
1.00 oz Whirlfloc Tablet 05 mins Boil
0.50 tsp Gypsum 15 mins Boil
0.50 tsp Yeast Nutrient 15 mins Boil

Mash Profile
Sacch' Rest 60 min @ 152.0F
Add 31.65 qt ( 1.25 qt/lb ) water @ 169.6F
Sparge
Sparge 28.81 qt ( 0.00 qt/lb ) of 192.0F water over 10 mins

Carbonation
Amount Type Beer Temp CO2 Vols
10.2 psi Force Carbonation 36.0F 2.50

 
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:13 PM   #188
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1. Boil is fine. No worries there.
2.151 mash is also fine- standard IPA mash with some crystal malts is 150-153
3. C-120 is good in this beer. Will add a little "raisiny " character.
4. The hops are pretty heavy herbal ones, especially the Nugget and Columbus. Will be good to hear how this comes out. The Chinook should impart a bit of pine. You might want to dry hop with a bit less Columbus if the beer seems too earthy/herbal at end of primary. Maybe sub some Chinook?

Glad the brew day went well,

Keep us posted!

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Old 04-04-2013, 03:43 PM   #189
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Thanks Tim, I was thinking the same about the dry hop. Since I have 2 separate fermenters I think I'll try one with the Cascade/Columbus blend and one with Citra. Any idea about how Citra would blend with the other hops, and the ideal amount? Haven't used it yet. Thanks again!

 
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:55 PM   #190
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Going to use this grainbill again this weekend. I want to use some of my Mosaic hop stash, not sure whether to pair it with some something different like Simcoe or go ahead with some Citra and/or Galaxy to try a "hop fruit bomb"
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