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Old 11-03-2010, 03:25 AM   #1

Recipe Type: All Grain   
Yeast: Nottingham   
Yeast Starter: nope   
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.75   
Original Gravity: 1.062   
Final Gravity: 1.014   
IBU: 62   
Boiling Time (Minutes): 70   
Color: 16.8   
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 @ 67 f   
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 7 @ 67 f   
Tasting Notes: Really wonderful red ale - hoppy, bitter but not too bitter, complex   

8.5 lbs 2 Row
6.5 lbs Light Munich
12 oz medium (60) crystal
8 oz dark (80) crystal
4 oz light (40) crystal
2 oz Chocolate Wheat malt

44 g Sorachi Ace @ 60 mins (use any clean bittering hop for 44 iBUs)
56 g Cascade @ 15
28 g Cascade @ 5
56 g Goldings in kettle after flame out while cooling wort

56 g Goldings dry hop 7 days

Mashed at 155 f for 120 mins
Fermented @ 67 f

This is quite a departure form my normal IPAs and pale ales. A really nice beer, English character, hoppy but not too much so, a very drinkable red ale 6.3% ABV. The recipe is based on the IRA recipe in Radical Brewing. All the crystal was British. After secondary I cooled the beer to 35 f for 2 days then kegged it.

I get 60-65% efficiency.



 
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