Experimental Beer Red Ruckus - Double Red Ale

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BrewerBrad82

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Minneapolis
Recipe Type
All Grain
Yeast
Wyeast 1335
Yeast Starter
ALWAYS
Batch Size (Gallons)
11
Original Gravity
1.074
Final Gravity
1.016
Boiling Time (Minutes)
60
IBU
26
Color
14
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp)
14 days @ 65F
Tasting Notes
Malt focused with hints of caramel, fig and slight toast. Medium to medium-heavy body
Mash: (150F)

- 26 lbs American 2-row
- 2 lbs Vienna malt
- 1 lb Carapils
- 0.75 lbs Caramel 40L
- 0.75 lbs Caramel 80L
- 0.375 lbs Dehusked Carafa II

Hops:

- 1.5 oz Columbus (13.7% AA) - 60 min
- 1 oz Willamette (5.2% AA) - 10 min
- 1 oz Willamette (5.2% AA) - 0 min

Yeast:

- Wyeast 1335 British Ale II

I have brewed this beer nearly a dozen times to hone in on this relatively simple recipe. The two types of caramel malt give some nice color but also contribute a complex flavor profile of caramel and dark stone fruits. The dehusked carafa II adds a deep ruby hue. The carapils helps to form and maintain a dense, lasting off-white colored foam cap which laces down the glass, but does not make the beer too full-bodied.

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Brewed it again on Friday night. I will be serving it at a Thanksgiving party along with an IPA!
 

Wolfdust

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I really like this beer but I would like it to be a little more sessionable. Either way it's good.
 

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Is the recipe for a 10 gallon batch? You list over 30 lbs of grain in your bill.
 
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