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American Red Ale recipe questions?

How does this look? just now trying to get into writing my own recipes. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

American Hop-red
American Amber Ale

Recipe Specs

Batch Size (G): 5.0
Total Grain (lb): 11.250
Total Hops (oz): 2.50
Original Gravity (OG): 1.057 (°P): 14.0
Final Gravity (FG): 1.014 (°P): 3.6
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 5.60 %
Colour (SRM): 16.6 (EBC): 32.7
Bitterness (IBU): 32.3 (Average)
Brewhouse Efficiency (%): 70
Boil Time (Minutes): 60

Grain Bill

9.000 lb American 2-Row (80%)
0.750 lb Crystal 60 (6.67%)
0.500 lb Caramunich I (4.44%)
0.500 lb Special Roast (4.44%)
0.250 lb Biscuit (2.22%)
0.250 lb Chocolate, Pale (2.22%)

Hop Bill

0.50 oz Chinook Pellet (11.4% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil) (0.1 oz/Gal)
0.50 oz Cascade Leaf (7.8% Alpha) @ 10 Minutes (Boil) (0.1 oz/Gal)
0.50 oz Centennial Leaf (9.7% Alpha) @ 10 Minutes (Boil) (0.1 oz/Gal)
0.50 oz Cascade Pellet (7.8% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Boil) (0.1 oz/Gal)
0.50 oz Centennial Pellet (9.7% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Boil) (0.1 oz/Gal)

Misc Bill

Single step Infusion at 151°F for 60 Minutes.
Fermented at 65°F with

Are you doing an Irish Red, or an American Red? Is there a particular beer you are trying to emulate?
I’ve not done an Irish, but done two Ambers that have fared pretty well in competitions - I don’t have my recipes with me at work, but maybe scale it down from 6 different types of grain. Seems like a lot for a simple beer style.

[quote=“HummelBrew”]Are you doing an Irish Red, or an American Red? Is there a particular beer you are trying to emulate?
I’ve not done an Irish, but done two Ambers that have fared pretty well in competitions - I don’t have my recipes with me at work, but maybe scale it down from 6 different types of grain. Seems like a lot for a simple beer style.[/quote]

I would really like something in the middle of irish and american. Just had a hard time calling it an irish with all american hops.

and yes. fair enough in the too many grains. Just trying to hit the color and I need and still have special roast sourness.

Does this look better with the grain bill?

American Hop-red2
American Amber Ale

Recipe Specs

Batch Size (G): 5.0
Total Grain (lb): 10.750
Total Hops (oz): 2.50
Original Gravity (OG): 1.055 (°P): 13.6
Final Gravity (FG): 1.014 (°P): 3.6
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 5.40 %
Colour (SRM): 15.5 (EBC): 30.5
Bitterness (IBU): 32.8 (Average)
Brewhouse Efficiency (%): 70
Boil Time (Minutes): 60

Grain Bill

9.000 lb American 2-Row (83.72%)
1.000 lb Crystal 60 (9.3%)
0.500 lb Special Roast (4.65%)
0.250 lb Chocolate, Pale (2.33%)

Hop Bill

0.50 oz Chinook Pellet (11.4% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil) (0.1 oz/Gal)
0.50 oz Cascade Leaf (7.8% Alpha) @ 10 Minutes (Boil) (0.1 oz/Gal)
0.50 oz Centennial Leaf (9.7% Alpha) @ 10 Minutes (Boil) (0.1 oz/Gal)
0.50 oz Cascade Pellet (7.8% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Boil) (0.1 oz/Gal)
0.50 oz Centennial Pellet (9.7% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Boil) (0.1 oz/Gal)

Misc Bill

Single step Infusion at 151°F for 60 Minutes.
Fermented at 65°F with

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hummel.

Any way I could see your recipe when you get a chance?

Still trying to learns the ends and outs of recipe design.

I was going to say that the crystal and caramunich were kind of overkill. I like your new recipe more, although I’d consider bumping up the crystal to 1,25lb just to give the beer some more sweetness. The bitterness is quite firm, an Irish red is not quite as bitter and using Chinook makes the bitterness all the more pronounced. Maybe shoot for 25IBU?

What do I know though, if you like your recipe hen brew it and decide for yourself. I make all my own recipes, and rarely do I repeat one. And I don’t throw beer out, its all tasty stuff.

[quote=“tom sawyer”]I was going to say that the crystal and caramunich were kind of overkill. I like your new recipe more, although I’d consider bumping up the crystal to 1,25lb just to give the beer some more sweetness. The bitterness is quite firm, an Irish red is not quite as bitter and using Chinook makes the bitterness all the more pronounced. Maybe shoot for 25IBU?

What do I know though, if you like your recipe hen brew it and decide for yourself. I make all my own recipes, and rarely do I repeat one. And I don’t throw beer out, its all tasty stuff.[/quote]

Thanks for the suggestions. going to chance a few things around. thinking of axing the chinook and replace with centennial.

will post my updated recipe.

Took your suggestions. Plus did a couple other things. Upped to a 5.5 gallon batch size. took the 2-row to 10lbs. upped the c60 to 1.25lb, and chance the chinook hop addition to 0.5 centennial. Which will get me down to a 26.5 ibu. and took the pale chocolate down to 0.125lbs to get me to 13.9 srm. really trying for red and not hit brown in color.

Thanks again.

American Hop Red
American Amber Ale

Recipe Specs

Batch Size (G): 5.5
Total Grain (lb): 11.875
Total Hops (oz): 3.75
Original Gravity (OG): 1.059 (°P): 14.5
Final Gravity (FG): 1.015 (°P): 3.8
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 5.80 %
Colour (SRM): 13.9 (EBC): 27.4
Bitterness (IBU): 26.7 (Average)
Brewhouse Efficiency (%): 75
Boil Time (Minutes): 65

Grain Bill

10.000 lb American 2-Row (84.21%)
1.250 lb Crystal 60 (10.53%)
0.500 lb Special Roast (4.21%)
0.125 lb Chocolate, Pale (1.05%)

Hop Bill

0.50 oz Centennial Pellet (9.7% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil) (0.1 oz/Gal)
0.50 oz Cascade Pellet (7.8% Alpha) @ 10 Minutes (Boil) (0.1 oz/Gal)
0.50 oz Centennial Pellet (9.7% Alpha) @ 10 Minutes (Boil) (0.1 oz/Gal)
0.50 oz Cascade Pellet (7.8% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Boil) (0.1 oz/Gal)
0.50 oz Centennial Pellet (9.7% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Boil) (0.1 oz/Gal)
1.25 oz Pellet (0% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Boil) (0.2 oz/Gal)

Misc Bill

Single step Infusion at 151°F for 60 Minutes.
Fermented at 64°F with Safale US-05

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I’d drink that. But then I’d have drank the other two.

And I have a confession to make. I was looking at my recipe I threw together for a big weizenbock, and it had nine malts and two kinds of sugar. So I obviously don’t take my own advice.

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