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Old 03-15-2012, 08:28 PM   #1
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Recipe Type: Extract   
Yeast: Wyeast Irish ale   
Batch Size (Gallons): 5   
Original Gravity: 1.046   
Final Gravity: 1.012   
IBU: 22   
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60   
Color: 13   
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 1 week   
Tasting Notes: dont know yet   

I was wondering if I can get some feed back on this recipe. Its my first crack at making one and not buying a kit. Any thoughts on what to change or add? I heard of some people adding Beats to get a deeper red?

Amber LME 4lbs
Amber DME 1lbs
2 Row Caramel 60 8oz
2 Row Caramel 80 8oz
Flaked Barley 8oz

Kent Golding 1oz 60 min
Fuggles 2oz 5 min

Wyeast Irish Ale


Thanks!


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Old 03-15-2012, 08:57 PM   #2
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try cutting you Carmel 80 to 4 oz and adding 4oz of roasted barley. . . .
it will give you a richer "red" color (levibond of 18) and will give you that bit of a roasted flavor people look for in a Irish Red


no beats . . . .

 
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:03 PM   #3
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Thats the kind of solid input I was looking for.

Thanks for the info!
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