Quantcast

Irish Red Ale Raging Red Irish Red Ale

HomeBrewTalk.com - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Community.

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

Silver_Is_Money

Larry Sayre, Developer of 'Mash Made Easy'
Joined
Dec 31, 2016
Messages
5,158
Reaction score
1,482
Location
N/E Ohio
So where is the red in these beers. I don't often see it in the pictures. Is there a secret ingredient (malt) that enhances the redness? Or is there no such thing and it's just a name?
 

BongoYodeler

Supporting Member
HBT Supporter
Joined
Jun 8, 2016
Messages
2,339
Reaction score
5,972
Location
California
So where is the red in these beers. I don't often see it in the pictures. Is there a secret ingredient (malt) that enhances the redness? Or is there no such thing and it's just a name?
Have you brewed it? If brewed to recipe it’s a beautiful red color. I suppose due to lighting, camera, and various glasses shown it may not appear as red as in person, but I assure you this is a beautifully colored beer....and quite delicious as well.
 

Dancy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 10, 2018
Messages
110
Reaction score
65
So where is the red in these beers. I don't often see it in the pictures. Is there a secret ingredient (malt) that enhances the redness? Or is there no such thing and it's just a name?
I just brewed and red is definitely there but it is deep and more noticeable with light behind it. It’s nice to see it but really, I just like the fact it tastes great.
 

JLeather

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 23, 2020
Messages
72
Reaction score
53
Location
Ijamsville, Maryland
So where is the red in these beers. I don't often see it in the pictures. Is there a secret ingredient (malt) that enhances the redness? Or is there no such thing and it's just a name?
You gotta catch the light right, but it's pretty apparent. Here's mine after something like 9 weeks in bottles (last beer I made before switching to kegs):

IMG_20200922_180419589_HDR.jpg
 

Dancy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 10, 2018
Messages
110
Reaction score
65
The keg I am drinking now is the same as above. Including the mason jar, lol. Deep ruby red and smooth enough to be dangerous.
Eric
Have brewed it with hops other than Crystal and Cascade (as in the OP’s recipe) and if so what did you think?
 

burntchef

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 29, 2017
Messages
232
Reaction score
132
I slammed this recipe with 8oz of cascade as an experiment. It was a fail. Do not repeat.
Eric
 

Shenanigans

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 29, 2013
Messages
917
Reaction score
120
Have brewed it with hops other than Crystal and Cascade (as in the OP’s recipe) and if so what did you think?
Crystal is hard to come by in the online or physical brew shops here in Europe and it's as expensive as buying something like Amarillo.
So I substituted it with mount hood which I got at a discount price. Turned out good.
Next time I'll use some Tradition or Mittlefruh as Mount Hood is also expensive now and better to use something a bit more local when possible.
Will probably be sometime next year.
 

dawn_kiebawls

Lawncare and Landscaping enthusiast
Joined
Jun 10, 2017
Messages
807
Reaction score
462
I'm going to get my starter started today and plan to brew this next weekend! If everything goes as planned I'll have this Irish red, a Stout and something else on tap to inaugurate my newly built keezer. I'm not sure I want to get my dark funky Saison on tap just yet and have a dedicated 'wild/sour/funky' faucet/lines so soon, though.
 

TheSwan

Member
Joined
Aug 20, 2020
Messages
5
Reaction score
0
So my batch ended up turning out pretty great, I was measuring fg with a refractometer without scaling for alcohol (sigh).

20200927_213406.jpg


Any thoughts on using Safale S-04 yeast next time?
 

danbriant

Member
Joined
May 21, 2014
Messages
17
Reaction score
0
I just brewed this in my GrainFather and the foam, OMG even during mash it was like "The Blob" coming up the sides
Looks amazing currently though! It's boiling away :p

Not using the Honey, and using english hops (Fuggles) and english yeast.

Gonna bottle this once it's finished in a few weeks. Any suggestions on priming vol?
 

matt_m

Supporting Member
HBT Supporter
Joined
Oct 6, 2017
Messages
664
Reaction score
278
I kegged mine this past week and am really happy with how it turned out. I’m really into IPAs right now but always try to have at least one other beer and am really glad I tried this.
 
Last edited:

Rhansen1990

New Member
Joined
Nov 4, 2020
Messages
2
Reaction score
2
I entered this in the 2011 Peach State Brew Off taking 1st place. Thhis has a DEEEEEP red color and is big on the malt flavor. Enjoy

Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 5.72 gal
Estimated OG: 1.059 SG
Estimated Color: 15.9 SRM
Estimated IBU: 29.0 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:

Amount Item
8.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)
1.00 lb Caraaroma (130.0 SRM)
0.50 lb Carafoam (2.0 SRM)
0.50 lb Melanoiden Malt (20.0 SRM)
1.00 oz Crystal [3.50 %] (60 min) (First Wort Hop)
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (30 min)
1.00 lb Honey (1.0 SRM) (add at flame out)
1 Pkgs California Ale (White Labs #WLP001)
 

fendersrule

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 11, 2018
Messages
698
Reaction score
339
So my batch ended up turning out pretty great, I was measuring fg with a refractometer without scaling for alcohol (sigh).

View attachment 701006

Any thoughts on using Safale S-04 yeast next time?
Looks great!

Honestly, I think US-05 really complements this beer. It allows the Honey to dominate the taste. I upped the honey and ABV for my last batch, and it was wonderful!

There's nothing wrong with using S-04. Bready + Honey is never a bad thing.

Honestly, I'm becoming less and less of a fan of S-04 as time goes on. My experience with S-04 is that it does create a bready taste, but it's very...I don't know...one-sided...too clean....one dimensional. My tasters do NOT like S-04 in their dark beers that I've made. Too crisp and clean.

I'd be more tempted to use Nottingham over S_04 if you are sticking with dry yeast.
 

fendersrule

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 11, 2018
Messages
698
Reaction score
339
This is my specific recipe of this beer:

I upp'd the ABV slightly as you see. Don't be afraid to put a little bit more Honey in....even though I list .9 lbs, I probably did 1.2-1.5 lbs.

It's truly wonderful, and I think this is one of the best beers on this forum. You can't "not" like it.
 
Last edited:
Top