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Batch Size (gallons)5.5
Recipe typeAll Grain
Style15A. Irish Red Ale
Original Gravity1.065
Final Gravity1.013
ABV6.83% (basic)   /   6.84% (advanced)       [what's this?]
Color16.2 SRM
Boil Time60 min

YeastWhite Labs WLP028 (Edinburgh Ale)

Golden Promise6 lbs 8 oz50.2%0
RedX (BestMälz)5 lbs38.6%15.2284264
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L 8 oz3.9%40
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L 8 oz3.9%20
Barley, Flaked 4 oz1.9%1.7
Barley, Roasted 3 oz1.4%300

Challenger (First Wort)1 oz607.5%27.4
Fuggles (First Wort).5 oz604.5%6.3
Challenger (Boil).25 oz157.5%3.1
Fuggles (Boil).5 oz104.5%2.8

DirectionsMash @ 148 degrees F. 

Ferment @ 65 degrees F. 

CreditsThis is version five of this recipe.  I continue to strive to get that striking ruby red color, while still having a beer with some caramel flavor, plus a touch of roast on the finish.

Recipe Reviews

Type: Brewed this Beer

I brewed this beer a few weeks back and it has been bottle conditioning for 1 week. My taste test is based on the uncarbonated beer I took gravity from prior to bottling. If there are any updates once the beer has finished carbonating, I will edit my review as needed.

Even without carbonation it tastes amazing! very malty and you can really taste the complexity and variety of malts throughout.. not a whole lot of hop flavor, but then again I don't really think it should..

I don't have the best palate for beer reviews, I'm more of a "this tastes good!" or "this missed the mark" kinda guy.. that being said, this one turned out fantastic, I really love the recipe.. it's a simple ale that any beginner can brew, and it still has a complex flavor.. I can't wait until it's fully carbonated..

posted by blur_yo_face on 1/9/2015

This all grain Irish Red Ale homebrew recipe was submitted by homebrewdad.