VF (Not enough)-Red Ale
I tried to copy a Kilkenny irish ale and til now it seems like it is getting good.
Colour was too weak, it reminds me more of a pale ale....
|Beer:||VF (Not enough)-Red Ale||Style:||Red ale|
|Type:||All grain||Size:||20 liters|
|Alcohol:||3.9% v/v (3.0% w/w)|
|Water:||I added 1 tsp of gypsum in the mash since our water in Gothenburgh is very soft and to accentuate the hops better|
|Grain:||2.79kg British pale
0.19kg Dextrine malt (Cara-Pils)
46g Roasted barley
0.28kg Corn (raw)
|Single step infusion at 67°C. Dough in at 54°C with 5 liter 65°C water.
Raised temp to 67°C with 4,5 liters boiling water.
Lautered with 75°C water.
|Boil:||60 minutes||SG 1.036||22 liters|
|Irish moss was added the last 10 minutes only because I forgot to add it sooner(???!!!).|
|Hops:||4.9g Northern Brewer (10% AA, 60 min.)
3.9g Target (13% AA, 60 min.)
2.9g Kent Goldings (6% AA, 30 min.)
2.9g Target (13% AA, 30 min.)
2.0g Fuggles (4% AA, 5 min.)
2.0g Kent Golding (6% AA, 5 min.)
|Yeast:||I used a British ale yeast which I have used several times before from a starter of 1/2 liter of boiled water with 3/4 dl liquid malt extract in it. I boil my starter for 20 minutes.|
|Log:||I made a 20 liter batch and there was lots of evaporation...4,5 liter approximately. I boiled 22 liters.
Brewing day was 980514
Fermentation was made without a secondary one, since I didnt have any more carboy. It was done at 23°C and was completed 980528.
|Carbonation:||I boiled 100 grams of dextrose powder with 2 dl of water. That makes roughly 5-6 g/l|
|Tasting:||After two weeks of storing it tastes great, but I'm a bit disappointed about the colour. Next time I will use 100g of Roasted barley insteead of 50g.
Recipe posted 06/08/98.