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Old 08-03-2007, 03:36 PM   #1
Jul 2006
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Going to brew an Irish Red Ale tonight and I wanted to throw this recipe out for starters and then see if there are any suggestions or modifications.

Grain Bill
8# Maris Otter
.75# Flaked Barley
0.5# Crystal (80L)
0.25# Chocolate
1oz Golding (Bittering)
1oz Golding (Finish)

Been getting 80% efficiency so I anticipate an OG around 1.056.
I actually doubled the chocolate because I want an SRM around 13 but I really want the malty smooth taste. Does this much chocolate overpower? I haven't used more than an ounce before.

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Old 08-03-2007, 05:34 PM   #2
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Might be too much chocolate, hard to say. Have you considered using a darker crystal to up the SRM?

Also, what's the AA on the Goldings you are using? I have found Goldings rather inefficient as a bittering hop, you might want to try Target or up the amount of the initial Goldings addition.
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Old 08-03-2007, 06:16 PM   #3
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I used fuggles at 60 min for my Irish Red...

My grav was 1.063 so i was just a tad over the guidelines and my SRM was 17.9 (also right on the edge)... I used .6 lbs of Crystal 120L and .26 of Roasted Barley to acheive the color i wanted... As for body and other malts i used Flaked Barley and Flaked Oats (both 1 lb bags), and Carapils (.6) and Maris Otter as a base (10.54)...

I used Fuggles at 60
EKG and Fuggles again at 5

I have it fermenting right now at around 62*F to keep the right yeast profile, and we'll see... Your recipe seems pretty good... Though i would use darker crystals and just a little bit of roast, no chocolate though.

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Old 08-03-2007, 06:40 PM   #4
Sep 2006
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Here is the recipe for my irish red. It was very tasty. The base malt was Maris Otter.

Irish Red

A ProMash Recipe Report

BJCP Style and Style Guidelines

09-D Scottish And Irish Ale, Irish Red Ale

Min OG: 1.044 Max OG: 1.060
Min IBU: 17 Max IBU: 28
Min Clr: 9 Max Clr: 18 Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics

Batch Size (Gal): 5.50 Wort Size (Gal): 5.50
Total Grain (Lbs): 12.75
Anticipated OG: 1.058 Plato: 14.26
Anticipated SRM: 15.3
Anticipated IBU: 20.5
Brewhouse Efficiency: 67 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes


% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
86.3 11.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) Great Britain 1.038 4
3.9 0.50 lbs. Crystal 30L America 1.035 20
2.0 0.25 lbs. Roasted Barley America 1.028 450
7.8 1.00 lbs. Cara-Pils Dextrine Malt 1.033 2

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
1.00 oz. Fuggle Pellet 5.00 16.4 40 min.
1.00 oz. Goldings - E.K. Pellet 4.75 4.1 8 min.


DCL Yeast S-04 SafAle English Ale
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Old 08-03-2007, 07:06 PM   #5
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Three good points - thanks!

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