#4 Red Beard Irish American Ale
Dark and daunting.
I can see it. I can see the red.
It doesn't show off the red, but it was a good brew.
This brew was created to be a staple brew since I consider myself the red beard brewer. It has an Irish Red Ale recipe but with American Ale yeast. My first attempt to create a personalized brew.
January 30th, 2011
6.6 lbs Light LME
8 oz Crystal 120L
1 oz Chocolate Malt
8 oz Dominos Dark Brown Sugar
1 oz Willamette hops [bittering]
.5 oz Willamette hops [flavor]
.5 oz Willamette hops [aroma]
Yyeast American Ale yeast
3 gallons of water at start
Added grain at 150 deg steeped for 20 min
Added LME and Brown Sugar
Brought to boil added Bittering hops
45 min added flavor hops
55 min added aroma hops
Put in an ice bath. 40 min later added dropped down to 90 deg
Added 2 gal of water to ferm bucket
Strained wort into ferm bucket
Added water to bring wort 1 inch over 5 gal line
FG is 1.060
Added yeast and aerated wort.
10 days later transfered to second ferm carboy. SG was 1.010.
14 days later transfered to keg. Bottled 6 12 oz bottles.
Overall had some off flavors that I contribute to the brown sugar or from underpitching the yeast. Now I know to always use a starter.
Posted by Andrew Mathis