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Raisin Hell Red Ale

199.55 calories 22.07 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: Partial Mash
Style: Irish Red Ale
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 3.5 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.094 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 70% (brew house)
Source: HG Brewing
Calories: (Per 12oz)
Carbs: (Per 12oz)
Created Tuesday December 10th 2013
1.060
1.017
5.6%
27.36
14.76
n/a
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
7.25 lb Liquid Malt Extract - Light7.25 lb Liquid Malt Extract - Light 35 4 72%
12 oz American - Caramel / Crystal 80L12 oz Caramel / Crystal 80L 33 80 7.5%
8 oz American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt)8 oz Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 33 1.8 5%
8 oz Belgian - Pale Ale8 oz Pale Ale 38 3.4 5%
8 oz Molasses8 oz Molasses 36 80 5%
8 oz United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale8 oz Maris Otter Pale 38 3.75 5%
1 oz American - Chocolate1 oz Chocolate 29 350 0.6%
10.06 lb / 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1 oz Cascade1 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 7.5 Boil 60 min 17.47 50%
0.50 oz Cascade0.5 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 7.5 Boil 30 min 6.71 25%
0.50 oz Cascade0.5 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 7.5 Aroma 10 min 3.17 25%
2 oz / 0.00
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
2.5 gal mash grains -- 152 °F 45 min
0.5 gal rinse grains, boil, add malts, boil, begin hop schedule. Sparge 152 °F --
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
15 oz Raisins Flavor Mash 20 min.
1 tsp Irish Moss Fining Boil 15 min.
1 tsp Gelatin Fining Secondary --
 
Yeast
White Labs - Irish Ale Yeast WLP004
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (avg):
71.5%
Flocculation:
Med-High
Optimum Temp:
65 - 68 °F
Starter:
Yes
Fermentation Temp:
68 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.75 (M cells / ml / ° P) 230 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Priming
Method: Corn Sugar       CO2 Level: 2.4 Volumes
 
Target Water Profile
Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
80 5 25 75 80 100
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
 
Notes

Chop raisins and heat to 162 degrees for 30 seconds. Put in grain sock and add to mash with 20 minutes left.

Ferment for 7 days, transfer to secondary until fermentation stops. Add Gelatin (optional) and cold crash for 3 days prior to bottling.

Bottle and condition at room temp for 21 days. Chill 3 days...enjoy.

This is a complex beer full of hop nose, raisin and molasses notes on the nose and palate. Great fall beer with Irish Stew...





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