Red Headed Step Hog
The wife wanted a red so I give you Red Headed Step Hog. We try to
keep most of our brewing simple. This was our first attempt at a red ale and is starting out quite nice.
|Brewer:||Twisted Snout Brewery||Email:||info@PigFeathers.com|
|Beer:||Red Headed Step Hog||Style:||Irish Red|
|Type:||All grain||Size:||22 gallons|
|Alcohol:||0.1% v/v (0.1% w/w)|
|Water:||Good water - a little high in pH but that shouldn't affect this beer
with its relatively low hoppiness.
|Grain:||44 lb. British pale
1 lb. American chocolate
10 lb. Carared
|Simple step mash. Strike water heated to 168 then grain added - maintain at 153 for 40 minutes - step up to 160 for 40 minutes - sparge with 180 degree water.|
|Boil:||30 minutes||SG 1.056||25 gallons|
|5 lb. Honey|
|No added ingredients - actually forgot the Irish Moss I was going to
add.... Oops! Short boil due to no bittering hops - only flavoring hops.
|Hops:||.6 oz. Fuggles (4.7% AA, 30 min.)
1 oz. Kent Goldings (5% AA, 30 min.)
5.6 oz. Newport (11.2% AA, 30 min.)
|Yeast:||London Ale 3 was used. We took yeast from primary fermenter on last
batch (ESB) and used it. This was third batch off this yeast after cleaning and reculturing.
|Log:||Put in primary fermenters on 12/17/09 - will likely transfer to secondaries on 12/20/09. From there the brew will go to kegs in approx 10 days.|
|Carbonation:||Transfer to kegs - put 20 lbs of CO2 for 7 days, reduce to 5 lbs for 7 days - ready to start drinking. All carbonation done at 41 degrees.|
|Tasting:||Starting out nice. Will possibly make additional notes as it develops.|
Recipe posted 12/17/09.