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Old 03-21-2013, 12:05 AM   #1
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I've never done a Red IPA or a Red ale at all, going for an American style with only American ingredients. Want some critiques and help with my recipe I've posted below from beersmith. Thanks!
Recipe: Red IPA
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Style: American IPA
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 6.52 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.98 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal
Bottling Volume: 4.60 gal
Estimated OG: 1.068 SG
Estimated Color: 14.7 SRM
Estimated IBU: 82.2 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 76.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 87.4 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
11 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 88.0 %
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM) Grain 2 8.0 %
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 3 4.0 %
2.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 4 54.5 IBUs
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 40.0 min Hop 5 13.2 IBUs
0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 20.0 min Hop 6 4.5 IBUs
0.50 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Boil 20.0 min Hop 7 9.9 IBUs
1.00 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop 8 0.0 IBUs
1.0 pkg American Ale II (Wyeast Labs #1272) [124 Yeast 9 -
0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Dry Hop 0.0 Days Hop 10 0.0 IBUs
0.50 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Dry Hop 0.0 Days Hop 11 0.0 IBUs


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Old 03-21-2013, 12:13 AM   #2
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All-Grain - India Red Ale

You may be a bit heavy handed on the crystal. Might want to add an ounce or two of dark malt. Otherwise looks solid. Here is one of my recipes that has been a hit for most who brew it


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Old 03-21-2013, 02:12 AM   #3
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Drop the 120 entirely, if go with 60 instead of 80, and substitute carafa I or II, 8 oz at most, maybe 6, don't go over 5% with it, and the crystal keep below 10%. I'd like to see you use nugget or warrior to bitter as well, simcoe would be interesting there too, it would lend a bit of pine.
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Well carafa is from Germany I am tryin to keep it all American ingredients
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:45 AM   #5
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I've never done a Red IPA or a Red ale at all, going for an American style with only American ingredients. Want some critiques and help with my recipe I've posted below from beersmith. Thanks!
Recipe: Red IPA
Brewer:
Asst Brewer:
Style: American IPA
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 6.52 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.98 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal
Bottling Volume: 4.60 gal
Estimated OG: 1.068 SG
Estimated Color: 14.7 SRM
Estimated IBU: 82.2 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 76.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 87.4 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
11 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 88.0 %
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM) Grain 2 8.0 %
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 3 4.0 %
2.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 4 54.5 IBUs
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 40.0 min Hop 5 13.2 IBUs
0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 20.0 min Hop 6 4.5 IBUs
0.50 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Boil 20.0 min Hop 7 9.9 IBUs
1.00 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop 8 0.0 IBUs
1.0 pkg American Ale II (Wyeast Labs #1272) [124 Yeast 9 -
0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Dry Hop 0.0 Days Hop 10 0.0 IBUs
0.50 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Dry Hop 0.0 Days Hop 11 0.0 IBUs
That's a nice recipe. If I did anything I'd take the crystal 120 down to 4 oz. It's got a very distinct burnt, raisiny flavor that could overwhelm.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:00 PM   #6
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it does not look bad. i just bottled one very similar to yours on Mon. 10 to 15% crystal is the exceptable for the style.

10 lbs Pale Malt (2-Row) Canadian Malting Co (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 82.9 %
1 lbs Crystal Malt 1 (Thomas Fawcett) (48.0 SRM) Grain 2 8.3 %
8.0 oz Crystal Malt Dark 2 (Thomas Fawcett) (124.0 SRM) Grain 3 4.1 %
8.0 oz Crystal Malt Pale (Thomas Fawcett) (27.0 SRM) Grain 4 4.1 %
1.0 oz Chocolate Malt Pale (Thomas Fawcett) (250.0 SRM) Grain 5 0.5 %
0.25 oz Centennial pellet [11.40 %] - First Wort 20.0 min Hop 6 6.1 IBUs
1.10 Items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins) Fining 7 -
1.00 oz Cascade pellet [6.20 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 8 9.8 IBUs
1.00 oz Palisade [8.20 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 9 9.5 IBUs
1.00 oz Citra pellet 3 [14.10 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 10 9.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Citra pellet 3 [14.10 %] - Aroma Steep 0.0 min Hop 11 0.0 IBUs
1.0 pkg Northwest Ale (Wyeast Labs #1332) [124.21 ml] Yeast 12 -
2.00 oz Citra pellet 3 [14.10 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 13 0.0 IBUs
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Looks OK to me, although if I were making a Red IPA, I'd just take my favorite IPA recipe (currently Yooper's DFH 60 Minute clone) and add 3-4 oz. of roasted barley.


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