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India Red Ale

Discussion in 'General Recipe Discussion' started by pcmax, 11/6/18.

 

  1. pcmax

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    Posted 11/6/18
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    Posted 12/6/18
    A lot of the recipe is laid out there, I'm sure someone smarter than me could whip it into shape! I remember really enjoying Prancing Pony's India Red Ale too, that was quite delicious if you want another reference point for an India Red Ale!

    Just to start the ball rolling, I'd consider the following quantities (and will gladly be corrected);

    Grain (rounded up)
    65% Ale Malt
    10% Munich Malt
    10% CaraRed
    10% Wheat Malt
    3% Dark Crystal
    2% Chocolate

    Hops (to 50 IBUs, may need more generous aroma/dryhop)
    15g Chinook @ 40 mins
    20g Cascade @ 10 mins
    25g Centennial @ 10 mins
    25g Simcoe @ 5 mins
    25g Falconers @ 5 mins
    50g Citra @ Aroma Steep
    50g Falconers @ Dry Hop
    30g Citra @ Dry Hop

    Whatever ale yeast you're into, I've gone back to dry yeast and have been having good results with M42 and M44..
     
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    The recipe shows American Ale yeast, which would be US05 or equivalent liquid strain.

    As far as I am aware M42 is just Notto repackaged. M44 is probably Bry-97.
     
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    Rules are made to be broken!

    Actually M42 is closer to S04 and M44 is like US05, that's my understanding. Either way, the OP can choose whatever yeast they prefer to use; 1056, 1272, WLP060, the list goes on..
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    Posted 16/6/18 at 9:41 AM
    My thoughts only, not based on brewing this beer, though done a fair few non hoppy Irish ales.


    10% Carared looks a touch high. No more than 3%, replace with Munich. Wheat also looks too high, really only there for body. 5%, again sub with Munich.
     
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    Posted 16/6/18 at 10:33 AM
    Actually after my above post I went and did some reading on red IPA. Every Brewer has a different recipe(surprise, surprise) but a common thread was something along the lines of 80% MO, 9% Munich, 4.5% light and dark crystal, 2% cafara special.

    Swap carared for dark crystal, choc malt for carafa, maybe even wheat for the light crystal. Of course, everything is debatable. The fun of brewing.
     

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