Irish Red ? Opinions ?

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Irish Red ? Opinions ?

Postby Hayseed » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:37 am

I looked over several Irish Red recipes online and picked a little of this and a little of that and came up with this .

After a run to town for some Crystal 80L Im going to give it a go .

This will be a BIAB brew.

6.5 G Boil
5.25 batch

8# GW 2 Row
.5 # 80L
.25#Roasted Barley
.125#Black Patant
.25# Rolled Oats(Bobs Red Mill)
.625oz Northern @60
.5oz Centennial@15
.5 tsp Irish moss@10

est. OG 1.048 est. FG 1.011

Mash 152 ish 60 min
Boil time 60 min

Yeast is a S-04 slurry from a pale ale I just bottled .

Opinions please . Does this sound like it'll be good or a flop?
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Re: Irish Red ? Opinions ?

Postby turbo_ale » Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:17 pm

Your recipe will make a good beer. I myself would have used Maris Otter for the base, used some crystal 120 and US-05 yeast.
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Re: Irish Red ? Opinions ?

Postby rplace » Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:19 am

Personally I'd nix the black patent. You will get the reddish color from the roasted barley and swap out the 80L crystal for 120.
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Re: Irish Red ? Opinions ?

Postby Hayseed » Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:32 am

Thanks guys !
I'll drop the black patent and swap out the 80L for 120L. :D
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Re: Irish Red ? Opinions ?

Postby rplace » Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:38 am

Let us know how it turns out.
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Re: Irish Red ? Opinions ?

Postby Hayseed » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:58 pm

Made another small change up. Upped the boil water another gallon and added another 1.5 pounds of 2 row so I could end with at least 5 gallons bottled when finished.
More is better :lol:
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Re: Irish Red ? Opinions ?

Postby Hayseed » Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:41 pm

Everything went good until......................I let bag drip while I got make up water and have a cup of coffee and a sandwich. I had turned burner on low to start bringing temp of kettle up while inside eating. Took the water out and brought level up to 7 gal and then decided to sqeeze bag to see if was drained .............oops .........after sqeezing bag I had 8 gal in kettle ! Stirred it all in and pulled a sample and took it inside to cool in sink . When cool it was 1.038 ! Weird , it was sposed to be that at 6 gallons preboil according to Brewers Freind site . After finding a hose that wasnt froze up I got chiller flowing to cool the boil I waited inside where it wasnt 15 degrees !!! Half hour later it was 5 degrees outside !
Anyways I have 7 gallons at 1.045 in fermenters which should be putting along by morning :D :D
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Re: Irish Red ? Opinions ?

Postby CA_Mouse » Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:09 pm

How did this turn out?
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Re: Irish Red ? Opinions ?

Postby purple45 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:27 am

You will get the reddish color from the roasted barley and swap out the 80L crystal for 120.
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