Red CLay 2014
an All Grain, Irish Red Ale by buriedcastle
Efficiency: 70.0 % Batch size: 5.0 gal
Boil time: 60 min
1.051 OG - 1.014 FG - 22 IBU - 4.9% ABV - 13 SRM - 0.45 IBU/OG
Saturday, April 26, 2014
It's been about 4 months since last brewday. It's getting warm out again, the fermenters are asking to be filled, a new recipe is ready, and ingredients are on hand for a new and hopefully improved Red Clay Irish Red.
Friday, April 18, 2014
Sorry for the long delay. Things have gotten busy and the fermenters have been sitting empty for a while. But it's spring and it's time to start planning to resume operations. First up, fresh hops
With the 3 cultivars planted today, our total is 4 varieties and 11 plans: (Hop Profiles from http://www.homebrewstuff.com/hop-profiles)
Flowery, citrus & spice with grapefruit the noticeable fragrance quite often. This medium aroma balances the low bittering value. Derived from a cross between fuggles and the Russian hop Serebrianker. Very popular hop among craft brewers.
Used For: Good for flavor and aroma, but an acceptable bittering hop. Pale Ales, IPAs, Porters
Substitutes: Amarillo, Centennial, Ahtanum
3 Mount Hood (all new)
Hybrid of Hallertau with similar mild flower/spice aroma characteristics with a hint more of the forest. “Clean” commonly describes it, with similarities to the German Hallertau and Hersbrucker varieties
Used For: Aroma and flavor. American and German ales and lagers.
Substitutes: German Hallertau, Liberty, Crystal.
1 Glacier (there was only 1 left when we ordered, but look for more additions next year) (new)
Use For: American ale or ESB
Strong heavy and herbal, spicy aroma and high bittering value (along with desirable growing traits) has brought this hop variety to the forefront of the industry. Selected from a cross between Brewer's Gold and a high alpha male.
Used For: Extremely bitter. All Ales, Stouts
Subs: Chinook, Galena, Cluster
2 more Cascade (+ 3 Previous)
4-7% All purpose
Pleasant aroma of citrus mixed with sweet fruity of pear or apricot. Aroma seems to be the strong suit of this hop.
2 Nugget (previous)
11-16% All Purpose