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Old 10-06-2010, 04:46 PM   #1
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Default All-Grain - Big O. Irish Red Ale

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Irish Ale (White Labs #WLP004)
Yeast Starter: No
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5
Original Gravity: 1.055
Final Gravity: 1.015
IBU: 20.7
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 15.1
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 @ 68
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 7 @ 68
Tasting Notes: Mild

This is my take on the Thomas Hooker Irish Red Ale.

http://www.hookerbeer.com/beers/#irish-red
Irish Red

Style: Red Ale

ABV: 5.3%

Thomas Hooker's traditional Irish-Style Red Ale gets its warm, ruby color from an interesting blend of pale, caramel and roasted malts which promote a sweetness that's balanced with crisp, authentic, English-style hops. A very unique and drinkable red ale that's also favored by amber lovers.
Hooker Irish Red is drinks well year-round, not just on St. Paddy's day. CHEERS!

Availability: Year Round

Malts: Canadian 2-Row, Caramel 40L, Carapils, Munich 10L, Wheat Malt, Chocolate, Melanoidian

Hops: Bittering (East Kent Golding), Flavor (East Kent Golding, Fuggles), Aroma (East Kent Golding, Fuggles)

Original Gravity: 1.053

Finishing Gravity: 1.012

IBU's: 21

The local pub I frequent at lunch will have this from time to time in bottles. It is a nice, mild Irish red. Very easy to drink. They are nice enough to provide a fairly detailed outline of ingredients on their site so I figured I would give it a shot.

Recipe: Big O. Irish Red Ale
Style: Irish Red Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Estimated OG: 1.055 SG
Estimated Color: 15.1 SRM
Estimated IBU: 20.7 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
8.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 71.11 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 8.89 %
0.50 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 4.44 %
0.50 lb Melanoiden Malt (20.0 SRM) Grain 4.44 %
0.50 lb Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 4.44 %
0.50 lb Wheat, Flaked (1.6 SRM) Grain 4.44 %
0.25 lb Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 2.22 %
0.50 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] (60 min) Hops 8.2 IBU
0.50 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] (20 min) Hops 5.0 IBU
0.50 oz Fuggles [4.50 %] (20 min) Hops 4.5 IBU
0.50 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] (5 min) Hops 1.6 IBU
0.50 oz Fuggles [4.50 %] (5 min) Hops 1.5 IBU
0.50 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
1.00 tbsp PH 5.2 Stabilizer (Mash 60.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs Irish Ale (White Labs #WLP004) Yeast-Ale


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 11.25 lb
Mash @ 152.0 F for 60 minutes.
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Old 09-25-2013, 04:32 PM   #2
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I usually use Munton's Kreamyx to carbonate my beer. Do you have any idea how much I should use to properly carbonate this in the style or an Irish Red Ale?
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