Just pulled a sample off of the primary to get a gravity reading and the color is a little too light. Looks like the SRM is about 13. Any ideas on what I can add/change to darken it up a bit the next time I brew this one?
could you post a picture of a pint of the beer? I would like to compare it to the color i got off my recent brewing of this.went into the keg today. On paper, this beer went as close to the recipe's numbers as I can get. I'll crash cool and carb this week, posting thoughts at some point.
I brewed this about a year ago and I got a dark red color and excellent brew. The second time, I got crap efficiency and it was way lighter than before.Will do as soon as I get it carbed and start bottling, which should be some time this weekend.
I will agree with you based on what I saw. The color did not seem to be all that "ruby red" but the taste seemed to be there as far as I can tell.
I'll also try to grab some other irish red's from the nearby craft brew store to compare color/taste.
I'd rate it pretty highly and a crowd pleaser.Very interested in your rating since your numbers indicate you nailed it.
I've used Maris Otter quite a bit - IMHO, it would be great.Has anyone brewed this recipe with Maris Otter instead of Vienna Malt. I brewed this recipe with Vienna and everyone loved it.