Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Brewing today - Irish Red

Here's the recipe and I'm tweeting this...

Batch TEST - Shillelagh Whack Irish Red (10G)
Recipe Specifications
Brew Date: 1/31/2012
Recipe Batch Size: 11.00 gal
Recipe Boil Size: 13.50 gal
Estimated Pre-boil OG: 1.043
Estimated OG: 1.050 SG
Estimated Color: 15.9 SRM
Estimated IBU: 22.6 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 60.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Actual OG: 1.043 SG
Actual FG: 1.010 SG
Actual ABV: 4.29 %

Water Additions
Prepare 16.90 gal Water for Brewing Amount Item Type
0.88 gm Calcium Chloride (Mash 60.0 min) Misc
1.54 gm Epsom Salt (MgSO4) (Mash 60.0 min) Misc
4.62 gm Baking Soda (Mash 60.0 min) Misc
4.62 gm Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash 60.0 min) Misc
7.04 gm Salt (Mash 60.0 min) Misc
11.66 gm Chalk (Mash 60.0 min) Misc
11.00 gal Dublin, Ireland - Modified for Irish Red Water

Grain Bill
Ingredients for Mashing Amount Item Type % or IBU
18.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) UK (Paul's) (3.0 SRM) Grain 68.57 %
4.00 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (Briess) (2.0 SRM) Grain 15.24 %
2.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L (Briess) (10.0 SRM) Grain 9.52 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt British - 35L (Hugh Baird Carastan) (35.0 SRM) Grain 3.81 %
0.75 lb Roasted Barley (Paul's) (300.0 SRM) Grain 2.86 %

Hop Schedule/Boil Additions
Boil Ingredients Boil Amount Item Type
60 min 3.00 oz Fuggles [4.50 %] (60 min) Hops
15 min 2.00 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
0 min 1.00 items Hop Sock (Boil 0.0 min) Misc

Ingredients for Fermentation Amount Item Type % or IBU
2 Pkgs Irish Ale (Wyeast Labs #1084) Yeast-Ale

Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out, Brown Ale 10G Thick Mash
Total Grain Weight: 26.25 lb
Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out, Brown Ale 10G Thick Mash Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 26.25 qt of water at 174.2 F 155.0 F


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Sunday, January 29, 2012

What's Up!

Well, not much, I guess.  It's been a while since I posted, mostly because my last round was a double-brew madness experiment that left me with about 5 gallons of strong Scotch Ale, and 8 gallons or so of Stout.

Now I'm headed out to get some ingredients this afternoon, and we'll go to brew an Irish Red this Tuesday.

As usually is the case, I will try to send lovely updates via Twitter throughout the brew along with pictures occasionally thrown in.  If you want to brew along with me, you need about 16 gallons of water, a good 10 gallon brew system, and the following:

18 lb Pale Malt (2 row)
4 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine Malt
2.5 lb Crystal 10L
1 lb Crystal 35L (or 40 if you can't find 35)
0.75 lb Roasted Barley

3 oz Fuggles at 4.5%AA

2 packs of Wyeast Irish Ale #1084

And a pile of water adjusting ingredients if you build water like I do (baking soda, epsom salt, salt, gypsum, chalk, etc.)

See you Tuesday!