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Old 12-18-2008, 06:21 AM   #1
Dec 2008
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Recipe Type: Extract   
Yeast: Windsor   
Yeast Starter: n/a   
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: n/a   
Batch Size (Gallons): 5   
Original Gravity: 1.038   
Final Gravity: 1.016   
IBU: n/a   
Boiling Time (Minutes): 55   
Color: Golden-Red   
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 7 days, 70 degrees   
Additional Fermentation: 2 weeks, in bottle   
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): n/a   
Tasting Notes: Lightly tangy, full and refreshing, lightly hopped red ale.   

12 oz. Crushed Crystal
1 oz. Black Patent (Briess)

3.3 lbs. Plain Light
2 lbs. Plain Light DRY

2 oz. Williamette (one oz. bitter 3.8% AA, one oz. finishing 4.5% AA)

11 g. Windsor

Bring 2 gallons of water to 160 to 165 degrees
Cut heat, add all grains and steep for 20 minutes
Remove grains and boil and then stir in both malts
return to boil and add beginning hops
boil for 55 minutes, stirring every once in a while
Add finishing hops after and boil for five more minutes
remove from heat, strain out hops, add to fermenter and add cold water
cool wort to 70 degrees and pitch yeast.

bottling: stir in 3/4 cup of corn sugar to boiling water and dissolve. add to beer before bottling.

primary fermentation for 1 week
condition in bottles for 2 weeks at 65 degrees

my upstairs neighbor's favorite. the best red ale i've been able to brew. simple and tasty.

On Tap/Kegged:, "Springthyme" Saison (Saison du Buff clone), "The Sh*t that Killed Elvis" PB-Banana-Bacon Ale, "Flying Hop Monster" Imperial Black IPA, "Chubby Unicorn" Blueberry-Vanilla Witbier, "Captain Meowmers" Maris/Mosaic SMaSH, "Snozzberry" Gluten-free Raspberry Wit, "Batch 100" American Barleywine (1.100 OG, 100 IBU)

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