So I decided to create a nice Irish Red Ale beer. I’m a big fan of this because it is light, malty and sweet. In The Netherlands where I live it is very rare to buy this kind of beer in the shop. Only the Irish Pubs serve it.

Brewlog

Summary

  • OG 1.054
  • FG 1.013
  • ABV 5.31% (80% efficienty)
  • IBU 24.61
  • EBC 20.84

Brewed with the BIAB (brew in a bag) method single infusion 90 minute mash @ 66 degree celsius. 90 minute ~33 liter boil. With ~30 liter in the fermenter.

Ingredients

Amount Ingredient Color Percentage
3.5 kg Pilsner 3 EBC 53.5%
2.2 kg Marris otter pale 8.5 EBC 33.5%
225 gr Carared 51 EBC 3.4%
195 gr Flaked oats 4.5 EBC 3%
175 gr Abbey malt 43 EBC 2.7%
150 gr Carahell 27 EBC 2.3%
75 gr Pale chocolate 600 EBC 1.1%
50 gr Pale light chocolate 1200 EBC 0.8%
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110 gr Cane sugar (priming) n/a n/a

Hops

Time Amount Variety Alpha Acids
60 min 25 gr East Kent Goldings 6.5 AA
60 min 35 gr Fuggles 6 AA

Timing

  • Brewed at: 20 Januari 2019
  • Cold crash: 25 Januari - 3 Februari
  • First syphon: 8 Februari 2019 (19 days)
  • Bottle day: 4 March 2019 (43 days)
  • Lager: 8 April 2019 (85 days)

Pictures

mashing

Mashing with BIAB

worth transfer

Wort transfer with solar water pump

worth chill

Wort chill with copper spiral

hop oil mirror

Hop oil mirror (after cold crash)

bottle cleaning

Bottle cleaning

bottle pole

Bottle cleaning pole

beer transfer

Beer transfer and liquified sugar priming

result before lager

Result before bottle lagering

batch size

Batch size, this is minus 1 gallon of infused beer

That’s all folks!