It's my second AG batch and i'm trying this recipe out. Can't say how great it's gonna be but in another thread (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/leftovers-77791/
) people have said it would be quite good. I added 4 oz of chocolate for astringency and color.
Style: Irish Red Ale
Batch Size: 5,00 gal
Boil Volume: 6,00 gal
Boil Time: 60 min
Equipment: Brew Pot (6+gal) and Igloo/Gott Cooler (5 Gal)
Ingredients Amount Item Type % or IBU
8,00 lb Pale Malt (6 Row) US (2,0 SRM) Grain 91,4 %
0,50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80,0 SRM) Grain 5,7 %
0,25 lb Chocolate Malt (350,0 SRM) Grain 2,9 %
0,50 oz Nugget [13,00%] (60 min) Hops 24,9 IBU
0,50 oz Williamette [5,50%] (10 min) Hops 3,8 IBU
1 Pkgs Irish Ale (Wyeast Labs #1084) Yeast-Ale
Estimated Original Gravity: 1,046 SG (1,044-1,060 SG)
Estimated Final Gravity: 1,012 SG (1,010-1,014 SG)
Estimated Color: 14,9 SRM (9,0-18,0 SRM)
Bitterness: 28,8 IBU (17,0-28,0 IBU)
Alpha Acid Units: 1,3 AAU
Estimated Alcohol by Volume: 4,4 % (4,0-6,0 %)
Name: Single Infusion, Full Body, Batch Sparge
Mash Tun Weight: 4,00 lb
Mash Grain Weight: 8,75 lb
The grain/hops bill is quite low and pretty simple. I guess the Marris Otter can be substituted pound for pound with the 6-row. You can change hops varieties but be sure to pick a bitter one to replace the Nugget. Irish redheads bite.
Also, I use Beersmith to hack recipes out and I've found it quite very useful. You can see the actual color the beer is gonna turn out as a bonus and there's plenty sample recipes (haven't tried any though).
Happy brewing and remember to RDWHAHB.
Good luck! And be sure to post some pics