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Irish Red Ale

Irish Red Ale  

Recipe Date: March 9, 2012  

Type: Extract - AHS Irish Red Ale (9D) # 01938  

Specialty Grains: 8 oz 2-Row Mal, 8 oz Cara Munich Malt, 8 oz Crystal 120L Malt  

Extract: 7 lb Munich Extract  

60 Minute Hops: 1.5 oz Hallertau  

15 Minute Hops: .5 oz Cascade  

5 Minute Hops: .5 oz Cascade  

Yeast: White Labs - Irish Ale 004  

OG/FG: 1.050 / 1.010 ( 5.24 % Alcohol )  

Brewing Notes:

The fermentation (3/9/12) started after less than 12 hours and lasted almost 5 days.  On 3/15/12, I racked the beer off to the carboy and let it rest for another 5 days.  After moving the carboy to the kitchen counter, I noticed about 1/2 inch of sediment.   

On 3/24/12, I racked the beer to a keg and let it sit for another 4 days at room temperature (10 psi).  I moved the keg to refrigeration at 30 psi, and let it carbonate for 3 days.  I sampled the first glass on April 1st.  It was delicious!


This is a very good Irish red ale.  It has a pleasant, light hop flavor and red color.  This is a great session beer and is similar in flavor to a Killian's Red Irish Red Ale.