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What do you think?

Morning all:

Planning on brewing a “hoppy” red ale in the next few days, and wanted some feedback in regards to my recipe.

8 lbs pale
2 lbs German munich light
.25 lbs c60
.25 lbs caramunich iii
.3 lbs special B
.5 lbs carpils

My recipe calculator tells me that it will have an srm of 11.4.

Hop additions:

.5 oz simcoe (fw)
.5 oz nugget (60 min)
1 oz simcoe @ flameout

Might either use nottingham or an white labs 001

What does everyone think?

Looks like your on track. Compare your recipe to Ken’s Home Run Red beer to see if you want to tweek it a little.

http://www.freewebs.com/kenlenard/recipes.htm

I’d Drink That!
However, for me red happens around SRM 14

[quote=“James Rausch”]I’d Drink That!
However, for me red happens around SRM 14[/quote]
Have you seen a pic of his homerun red?!

[quote=“roffenburger”][quote=“James Rausch”]I’d Drink That!
However, for me red happens around SRM 14[/quote]
Have you seen a pic of his homerun red?![/quote]
You Bet! It’s beautiful. I believe he lists an SRM of 18. Maybe it’s the Special B that gives the red.

Yeah that’s what I was afraid of. I want to make sure that the srm is high enough for a deep red color. I think with my current recipe it would be more of a copper color. Might add a pinch of roasted barley (.1 lbs) for a darker color.

hey david,

just saw this thread. I used carafa III to get a deeper color. Here is my last red that I believe you have had a couple times. It was on tap at my house on national homebrew day.

Simcoe Red Ale
American Amber Ale

Recipe Specs

Batch Size (G): 5.5
Total Grain (lb): 11.094
Total Hops (oz): 2.38
Original Gravity (OG): 1.057 (°P): 14.0
Final Gravity (FG): 1.014 (°P): 3.6
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 5.60 %
Colour (SRM): 16.7 (EBC): 32.9
Bitterness (IBU): 29.5 (Average)
Brewhouse Efficiency (%): 75
Boil Time (Minutes): 75

Grain Bill

7.000 lb Pale Ale Malt (63.1%)
2.500 lb Munich I (22.53%)
1.000 lb Caramunich I (9.01%)
0.500 lb Crystal 80 (4.51%)
0.094 lb Carafa III malt (0.85%)

Hop Bill

0.50 oz Simcoe Pellet (12.2% Alpha) @ 20 Minutes (First Wort) (0.1 oz/Gal)
0.38 oz Nugget Pellet (10% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil) (0.1 oz/Gal)
0.50 oz Simcoe Pellet (12.2% Alpha) @ 5 Minutes (Boil) (0.1 oz/Gal)
1.00 oz Centennial Pellet (9.7% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Boil) (0.2 oz/Gal)
2.00 oz Simcoe Pellet (12.2% Alpha) @ Dry Hop (5 Days)

Misc Bill

Single step Infusion at 152°F for 75 Minutes.
Fermented at 67°F with WLP001 - California Ale

Recipe Generated with BrewMate
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