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Old 09-17-2011, 04:17 PM   #1
Nugent
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Recipe Type: All Grain   
Yeast: WY 1450   
Yeast Starter: Aye   
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: 1000ml starter on stir plate   
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5   
Original Gravity: 1.038   
Final Gravity: 1.009   
IBU: 35.3   
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60   
Color: 8.9   
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 2 weeks   
Additional Fermentation: None   
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 2 weeks (due to keglessness + need for fermenter)   
Tasting Notes: So good that I had to post and share it. It's only fair.   

7.00 lb British-style Pale Ale Malt (I used Gambrinus ESB) (4.0 SRM) 81.4 %
0.75 lb Rye Malt (4.7 SRM) 8.7 %
0.50 lb Barley, Flaked (1.7 SRM) 5.8 %
0.25 lb 70-80 deg. L - Crystal/Caramel (75.0 SRM) 2.9 %
0.10 lb Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM) 1.2 %

0.70 oz Whole - Amarillo [11.20 %] - Boil 60.0 min (26.8 IBUs)
0.50 oz Whole - Willamette [4.20 %] - Boil 10.0 min (2.6 IBUs)
0.50 oz Whole - Centennial [9.50 %] - Boil 10.0 min (5.9 IBUs)
0.50 oz Whole - Willamette [4.20 %] - Boil 0.0 min (0.0 IBUs)
0.50 oz Whole - Centennial [9.50 %] - Boil 0.0 min (0.0 IBUs)

1.0 pkg Denny's Favorite (Wyeast #1450) [1000.00 ml starter]

Est ABV% 3.7%
Measured efficiency 67% (ensure that your recipe is adjusted for your normal efficiency)

First comment: In the interest of full disclosure and props to my LHBS, this is a rye-ified version of Dan Small's (Dan's Homebrewing in Vancouver, Canada) delicious Irish Red recipe.

Rationale: I call this Early Riser since, as a teacher, I have to be up early and be clear-headed to do my job. The days of going to work hungover are long, long gone and a tasty, low gravity ale is exactly what is needed for weekday night quaffing. A few half pints on a school night makes for a great wind-down and an easy morning the next day.

Tasting notes: Smooth, malty flavour with a touch of spiciness and fruit. Malt comes through very well along with the hops - nice bitterness with some present hop flavour and aroma on the nose. Hoppier than a traditional IRA. A nicely balanced pint. The key aspect of this ale is the full-bodiedness from such a low-gravity beer. Certainly a session beer, that's anything but thin, boring and rough around the edges. Quickly becoming my house beer.



 
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Old 04-21-2013, 01:23 AM   #2
GatorBru
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Anyone else tried this out? Looks like a great recipe for a session red.



 
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:40 PM   #3
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Awesome! I've been looking for a nice session ale for the same reasons as you (early riser, also teach-sorta). I've doing pales and a ginger honey but this Red sounds like a nice change.

Props to Dan as well- R.I.P.
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Old 03-20-2014, 03:46 AM   #4
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What was the mash temp? I don't see it anywhere.
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