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Thomas Creek Red Ale

Just had one of these and really enjoyed it. Anyone have a recipe that’s close?

They actually have the ingredients posted right on their website along with the ABV, OG and IBU targets. You should be able to dial in the grain amounts based on OG and then just a simple hop schedule by style. For an Irish red it’s usually something simple like hops at 60 and then again at 30 or 20.

OK boring day at work and since everything I read on Beer Advocate says this is a really good red ale I thought I’d try to bang something together in BS2. Here’s what I came up with that gets it in the ball park of 6.2 ABV and 25 IBU. Color seems a bit light but they list only2 row, c30 and carapils as their ingredients. I actually used c40 in my recipe to get it a smidge darker. I figured bitter it with the EKGs and use the rest of the hops for a 15 min charge. Someone else may have suggestions re: the hop schedule. No idea what kind of yeast they use. I like 1084 for my irish ales. I may have to try and refine the color of this recipe and brew it myself…sounds interesting…

BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout -
Recipe: Thomas Creek Red Ale Clone
Asst Brewer:
Style: Irish Red Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications

Batch Size (fermenter): 5.25 gal
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.061 SG
Estimated Color: 11.3 SRM
Estimated IBU: 24.7 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 72.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes


Amt Name Type # %/IBU
9 lbs 8.0 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 76.0 %
2 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 2 16.0 %
1 lbs Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 3 8.0 %
0.75 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Boil 60.0 Hop 4 13.1 IBUs
0.50 oz Tettnang (Tettnang Tettnager) [4.00 %] - Hop 5 3.5 IBUs
0.50 oz Willamette [5.50 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 6 4.8 IBUs
0.25 oz Perle [8.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 7 3.5 IBUs
1.0 pkg Irish Ale (Wyeast Labs #1084) [124.21 ml Yeast 8 -

Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Med Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 12 lbs 8.0 oz

I’d probably mash it around 154 for 60 mins

Visited the brewery a couple of months ago. Brewmaster was very accommodating and hospitable, answered a lot of questions. For a small brewery they put out a respectable amount of good beer.

I’m a newb to this…how (if possible) to convert to an extract recipe?

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