Since I'm a newer (but ambitious!) home brewer, I don't think I have the refined palate to envision the taste of a recipe yet. I wanted to run this Irish Red recipe by everyone to see if it sounds like a winner.
Partial Mash (Per BeerSmith estimates: OG 1.051, FG 1.013, ABV 5.0%, SRM 14.5)
4.00# pale LME (boil)
1.00# honey (boil)
2.00# pale 2-row (US)
0.50# Crystal 60L
0.25# Biscuit malt (is this necessary? I know that a biscuity flavor is desired, but is this right?)
0.13# Roasted Barley (500*L)
Mash the grains at 156F for 45 minutes, sparge, add to boiling pot w/enough water to get to 6.5 gallons (final volume between 5.0 and 5.5 gallons)
Hops (estimated IBU: 22.9)
1 oz Fuggles pellets (5%) 60m
1 oz Fuggles pellets (5%) 5m
I've got a WLP005 yeast cake from an ESB that I'd like to use. I know that WLP004 would probably be more true to style, but White Labs' website says that 005 will work well for an Irish Red...
Sound like a winner?