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The Ballad of Paddy O'rlando

202 calories
Method: All Grain
Style: American Amber Ale
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.75 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 6.5 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.054 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 70% (brew house)
Source: Dr. Colin Beech
Calories: 202 calories (Per 12oz)
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Amount Fermentable PPG °L Bill %
9 lb United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale9 lb Maris Otter Pale 38 3.75 66.7%
2 lb German - CaraRed2 lb CaraRed 34 20 14.8%
1 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 40L1 lb Caramel / Crystal 40L 34 40 7.4%
1 lb German - Melanoidin1 lb Melanoidin 37 25 7.4%
0.5 lb American - Roasted Barley0.5 lb Roasted Barley 33 300 3.7%
13.5 lb Total      
Amount Variety Type AA Use Time IBU
1 oz Challenger1 oz Challenger Hops Pellet 8.5 Boil 60 min 27.2
1 oz Citra1 oz Citra Hops Pellet 11 Boil 5 min 7.02
1 oz Amarillo1 oz Amarillo Hops Pellet 8.6 Dry Hop 7 days
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
15.4 qtStrike-water/Mash-In @ 148Infusion162.4 °F60 min
8.5 qtMash-out @ 168Infusion212 °F10 min
9.9 qtBatch Sparge/Collect WortSparge170 °F60 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.25 qt/lb
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Type Use Time
4 ml Lactic acid Water Agt Mash 0 min.
1 g Gypsum Water Agt Mash 0 min.
Attenuation (custom):
Optimum Temp:
64 - 78 °F
Fermentation Temp:
Pitch Rate:
1.0 (M cells / ml / ° P) 326 B cells required
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Target Water Profile: 18967
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
34 9 11 24 27 83
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Quick Water Requirements
Water Gallons  Quarts
Total mash water needed 9.26 37.1  
Strike water volume at mash thickness of 1.25 qt/lb 4.22 16.9  
Remaining sparge water volume 5.04 20.2  
Grain absorption losses -1.69 -6.8  
Mash Lauter Tun dead space -0.25 -1  
Amount going into kettle 7.33 29.3  
Boil off losses -1.5 -6  
Hops absorption losses -0.08 -0.3  
Amount going into fermentor 5.75 23  
Total: 9.26 37.1
UPDATE, 4/16/2019:

Paddy was a massive crowd pleaser at several family events, with beer drinkers begging for more, and even non-beer drinkers quite pleased. Very drinkable; folks loved the Irish Red that finished with a citrus kiss!

The goal of this beer was to start off with a dry Irish Red Ale malt bill, but then finish it off a big burst of tropical flavors, like Paddy himself when he retired to Florida. The bittering hops are British Isles in nature, earthy and floral, but then Yakima Citra is brought in for aroma, and the infamous Amarillo dry hop for more fruity fun. To accentuate the pineapple and other tropical tones, Trappist High Gravity yeast is brought in for a big bite of Belgian oranges, and again, the other goal was quite a dry beer; Trappist attenuation, combined with an alpha-amylase saccharification will hopefully do the trick. Color was supposed to be Ruby Red, but appears to be orangeish-red in the glass, with the foam breaking into a glorious burnt orange; a Bob Ross Happy Accident. As for style, well... what's more American than Irish malt, Belgian yeast, and West Coast hops going to Disney World, hence, an American Amber Ale.
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Last Updated: 2019-04-16 14:24 UTC