Sunday, November 11, 2012

Hoosier Red Ale

It's been a busy month or two and I haven't had much time for brewing (or blogging).  That being said, I managed to carve out a few hours this morning to brew up a red ale that I have had the ingredients for some time.  I wanted something with a reasonable ABV that would be great on draft.  Lately, most of the commercial red ales I've tried have been really hop-forward, which is great.  Because I can buy great hoppy red ales, I decided to go in the other direction and shoot for a malt focused red.  I snapped a couple of photos when I was setting up the mash this morning.

Mrs. HolzBrew and I got out yesterday afternoon for a hike in Brown County State Park.  It's been a great fall weekend here in Southern Indiana. 

Hoosier Red Ale

Style: American Amber Ale
Type:Calories: 178
Rating: 0.0Boil Size: 5.85 Gal
IBU's: 27.77Batch Size: 5.00 Gal
Color:   15.6 SRM  Boil Time: 75 minutes
Preboil OG: 1.052

Brew Date:-11/11/2012
ABV:5.90 %5.89 %
Efficiency:70 %70 %
Serve Date:12/07/2012/ /

Fermentation Steps
NameDays / TempEstimatedActual
Primary7 days @ 68.0°F11/11/201211/11/2012
Secondary19 days @ 72.0°F11/18/2012-
Grains & Adjuncts
8.00 lbs68.09 %Crisp Maris Otter60 mins1.038
1.00 lbs8.51 %Fawcett Torrified Wheat60 mins1.035
1.50 lbs12.77 %Briess Mild Malt, Ashburne60 mins1.036
0.50 lbs4.26 %Crisp Crystal Dark 77L60 mins1.035
0.50 lbs4.26 %Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L60 mins1.034
0.25 lbs2.13 %Fawcett Pale Chocolate60 mins1.030
AmountIBU'sNameTimeAA %
1.00 ozs21.04Brewers Gold60 mins6.20
1.00 ozs6.74Styrian Goldings15 mins4.00
AmountNameLaboratory / ID
1.0 pkgSafale S-04Fermentis S-04
1.00 ozOrange Peel01 minsBoil

Mash Profile

Medium Body Infusion In60 min @ 152.0°F
 Add 14.69 qt ( 1.25 qt/lb ) water @ 166.0°F

 Sparge 16.84 qt of 170.0°F water over 60 mins

The Redder the Better,


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