Sunday, November 15, 2015

Homebrew - Irish Red, with Darren Reed

The second batch from the Barley Legal Brewing Company / Brothers From Different Mothers Brewing Co.  We decided to prepare for fall with an Irish Red.  After we brewed it I was worried I have once again made a brown ale instead of a red, but it turned out a nice, deep copper colour.  Dry tasting and slightly creamy with a nice finish.

Steep for 30 minutes at 150:

11oz Crystal Malt
1.5oz Black Malt
1oz Roasted Barley
2.5oz Pale Malt

Bring to a boil
1.5kg Pale Malt Extract
1kg Amber Malt Extract
1oz East Kent Golding hops (5.7%AA)

Boil for 50 minutes, then add:
1oz East Kent Golding hops (5.7%AA)
1tsp Irish Moss

Fill to 5 gallons in the fermenter.  Pitched White Labs WLP004 Irish Ale Yeast.

Due to schedule issues it was racked after a week to the carbuoy, but not bottled for about a month.  The ageing didn't seem to cause any problems.

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