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 )
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.