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Saigo Red Ale

141 calories 15 g 330 ml
Beer Stats
Method: BIAB
Style: Irish Red Ale
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 9 liters (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 7 liters
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.059 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 70% (brew house)
Source: The Green Man
Calories: 141 calories (Per 330ml)
Carbs: 15 g (Per 330ml)
Created Thursday January 4th 2018
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
800 g United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale800 g Maris Otter Pale 38 3.75 42.1%
500 g German - Pale Ale500 g Pale Ale 39 2.3 26.3%
100 g German - Pale Wheat100 g Pale Wheat 39 1.5 5.3%
300 g German - CaraRed300 g CaraRed 34 20 15.8%
100 g Flaked Oats100 g Flaked Oats 33 2.2 5.3%
100 g German - CaraAroma100 g CaraAroma 34 130 5.3%
1,900 g / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
9 g Kent Goldings9 g Kent Goldings Hops Pellet 6.1 First Wort 0 min 15.7 29%
9 g Kent Goldings9 g Kent Goldings Hops Pellet 6.1 Boil 10 min 5.18 29%
9 g Kent Goldings9 g Kent Goldings Hops Pellet 6.1 Boil 5 min 2.85 29%
4 g Kent Goldings4 g Kent Goldings Hops Pellet 6.1 Aroma 0 min 12.9%
31 g / 0.00
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
8 L Infusion 68 °C 60 min
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
10 g Irish Moss Fining Boil 15 min.
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
12 - 25 °C
Fermentation Temp:
18 °C
Pitch Rate:
0.75 (M cells / ml / ° P) 77 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Method: sugar solution in bottling bucket       Amount: 40g in 200ml warm water       CO2 Level: 2.0 Volumes
Target Water Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
0 0 0 0 0 0
Local bottled Spring Water 'Shingensui'.
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator

10g of S04 yeast will be rehydrated at about 30C.
Saigo can mean 'last' and the similar 'Saigou' is also the first name of a famous local historical figure Saigou Takamori, the character the film 'Last Samurai' was based on. Saigou seemingly cheated death on many occasions and then allegedly committed ritual suicide when his army was defeated in Kagoshima.
Sadly, this will also be my last brew here, so 'Saigo' fits well.
This is listed as an Irish Red Ale, but I would be happy with it being a Brown Ale too.
This time the EKG hops are also a feature, so this could turn out more like Hobgoblin than my last Porter. Like last time, I am not attempting a clone due to the large amount of German Malt in the grain bill.

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  • Last Updated: 2018-01-14 01:12 UTC
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