Extract American IRA - first recipe

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Planning my fifth brew, and want to try my hand at creating my own recipe on BeerSmith. I know the peat smoked malt is atypical of the style, but I wanted to add some complexity and my own spin. Feedback appreciated!

Brew Method: Extract
Style: American Imperial Red Ale
Boil Time: 60 minutes
Batch Size: 5 gallons
Boil Size: 4 gallons

STATS:
OG: 1.071
FG: 1.018
ABV: 7.0%
IBU: 30.6
SRM: 13.6

FERMENTABLES:
9lb Light Dry Extract
1lb Crystal 40L
1.5lb Munich
4.0oz. Peat Smoked Malt
1.0oz Roasted Barley

HOPS:
1.5 oz. Challenger (7.5%) @ 60min.
1.0 oz. Goldings (5%) @ 20min.
1.0 oz. Fuggles (4.5%) @ 10min.

ADDITIONS:
0.25 tsp. Irish Moss @ 10min.

Steep: 154F, 30min.
Sparge: 170F

YEAST:
1pkg. Nottingham (Danstar)
Temp Range: 57F - 70F
Anticipated fermentation temp: 64F - 66F
 

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Well, the hops are yeast are definitely British, and with the grainbill you have it's more like an Irish red with a higher OG and sweetness from the crystal. Or maybe it'll be a little more like a Scottish ale, with the peated malt.

That said, if might be exactly what you're looking for, but it won't be anything like an American red ale.
 
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Yeah, it really was just a question of naming. I just thought the higher gravity put it outside the realm of what you would call an Irish, but at the end of the day that's what it is, with a scottish twist. Thanks.
 
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