We actually do not give out times, temperatures, and specific recipe information. But actually, our website contains quite a bit of information about all of our beers. I can tell you that we use a relatively neutral ale yeast in the Red Hoptober. Sorry I can't give you more specific information.
Alex Dwoinen| Brewhouse Manager | New Belgium Brewing
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Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2012 10:52 PM
Subject: [Question] Red Hoptober Recipe
I've just tried your Red Hoptober for the first time and it was fantastic! My friends and I are avid homebrewers and we would love to try to copy this beer for our own private consumption (no commercial purposes). You already have some wonderful info on your site about ingredients but I was just wondering if you could fill me in on a few minor details:
1. What is the percentage of base malt to crystal malt?
2. What mash temperatures do you use?
3. What type of commercially available yeast are you closest to using?
Any info you could give me would be much appreciated as I have limited time in my schedule to fit in brew days and it could take months for me to nail this recipe down. Thank you very much for just taking the time to read this lengthy e-mail!