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DeRoux's Broux

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Well, I was going to do a Chocolate Stout, but got side-tracked to an Irish Red Ale. I had a Smithwick's Ale before I made it to the HBS, and it went from there! I'll save the chocolate stout for Nov/Dec weather. :cool:

8.0 lbs Marris Otter Pale Malt
0.5 British Crystal (55)
4.0 oz Roasted Barley (British)
1 oz US Fuggles (Whole hops) @ 60
.25 US Goldings (Whole hops) @ 15
1/2 tsp Irish Moss @ 15 min
White Labs Irish Ale Yeast
1 qt starter w/ extra light DME

S.G. 1.045, 20.6 IBU's, 15.5 SRM.

75 min. boil, 5.5 gallons. should be a good session beer for the brutal July/August's we have here in Texas.........
 

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I have an Irish Red in the secondary right now.

I used a recipe from a European styles book.

It contains 4 types of hops. It tastes a bit strange to me because of it. We'll see what time does.

The gravity is at 1.008 right now. I'll either have to bottle it this Sat or wait until I get back from Germany in 2 weeks. If I bottle now it may be ready when I return.

Since there are no holidays until the end of the summer I'll wait until I come back to bottle.

I too practice patience. :D
 
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what did the grain bill look like? i looked at BYO and Zymurgy, and they all were about the same in SRM, IBU's, and SG's. they guy @ my HBS said it may be a little light, but according to Pro Mash, it's right on.
 

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DeRoux's Broux said:
Well, I was going to do a Chocolate Stout, but got side-tracked to an Irish Red Ale. I had a Smithwick's Ale before I made it to the HBS, and it went from there! I'll save the chocolate stout for Nov/Dec weather. :cool:

8.0 lbs Marris Otter Pale Malt
0.5 British Crystal (55)
4.0 oz Roasted Barley (British)
1 oz US Fuggles (Whole hops) @ 60
.25 US Goldings (Whole hops) @ 15
1/2 tsp Irish Moss @ 15 min
White Labs Irish Ale Yeast
1 qt starter w/ extra light DME

S.G. 1.045, 20.6 IBU's, 15.5 SRM.

75 min. boil, 5.5 gallons. should be a good session beer for the brutal July/August's we have here in Texas.........

So, how did this turn out as a Smithwick's clone?
 

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I'm not AG ready, can anyone convert to extract .
 

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Converting the Marris Otter pale malt to DME = 5.5 lbs. and 6.5 lbs of LME. This is for a 5.5 gallon batch at OG of 1.048 or so. The rest is the same as you will have to steep the grains. Fuggle hops are calculated at 5 AAU. Hope this helps.
 

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Uncanny, I was just trying to figure out what to make after I do a Sam Smiths Taddy porter knock-off. This just might be the ticket for using some harvested irsh ale yeast!
 

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Blender,

I'm very new pls correct me , is this the right recipe for extract,

5.5 Lbs DME
0.5 British Crystal (55)
4.0 oz Roasted Barley (British)
1 oz US Fuggles (Whole hops) @ 60
.25 US Goldings (Whole hops) @ 15
1/2 tsp Irish Moss @ 15 min
White Labs Irish Ale Yeast
1 qt starter w/ extra light DME
 

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I think that it will work although I would probably add just a bit more hops. You will have to adjust them some if they are less AAU. Here is the way it looks run through Promash.
Irish Red Ale

A ProMash Recipe Report

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal): 5.00 Wort Size (Gal): 5.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 6.25
Anticipated OG: 1.054 Plato: 13.32
Anticipated SRM: 17.7
Anticipated IBU: 21.0
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Pre-Boil Amounts
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Evaporation Rate: 1.50 Gallons Per Hour
Pre-Boil Wort Size: 6.50 Gal
Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.042 SG 10.35 Plato

Formulas Used
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Brewhouse Efficiency and Predicted Gravity based on Method #1, Potential Used.
Final Gravity Calculation Based on Points.
Hard Value of Sucrose applied. Value for recipe: 46.2100 ppppg
% Yield Type used in Gravity Prediction: Fine Grind Dry Basis.

Color Formula Used: Morey
Hop IBU Formula Used: Tinseth
Tinseth Concentration Factor: 1.30


Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Extract SRM
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88.0 5.50 lbs. Generic DME - Light Generic 1.051 8
8.0 0.50 lbs. Crystal 55L Great Britian 1.002 55
4.0 0.25 lbs. Roasted Barley America 1.001 450

Exract represented as SG.


Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
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1.00 oz. Fuggle Whole 5.00 18.6 60 min.
0.25 oz. Fuggle Whole 5.00 2.3 15 min.


Good Luck with it.
 

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Blender,

Thanks for your great help. this is my first extract will up date my result.
 

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