Irish Red Ale Beer Recipe D.I.Y.

Irish Red Ale Beer Recipe D.I.Y.
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Beer Style: Irish Red Ale
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5 US gallons


Step 1
  • 11 lbs 8.0 oz – Pale Malt (2 Row) UK (3.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 5.9 oz – Crystal 120, 2-Row, (Great Western) (120.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 5.9 oz – Crystal 40, 2-Row, (Great Western) (0.4 SRM) (Grain)
  • 5.9 oz – Roasted Barley (Briess) (300.0 SRM) (Grain)
Step 2
  • 1.0 oz – Willamette [5.5%] – Boil 60 min (Hops)
Step 3
  • 1.00 tsp – Irish Moss (Boil 10 min) (Misc)
Step 4
  • 1 pkgs – Irish Ale Yeast (White Labs #WLP004) (Yeast)
Step 5
  • 3 oz primer yeast


Step 1

Steep grains in one gallon at 150º F water for 20 minutes. Remove grains and sparge with 1 gallon of 170º F water.

Step 2

Add first hops and bring to a boil for 50 minutes

Step 3

Add second hop addition. Boil 10 minutes more, then add to fermenter filled with 3 gallons of cold water.

Step 4

Prepare a 2L yeast starter by stirring the yeast into the water then let mixture stand in cup for 15 minutes, make sure it is bubbling and then you will add it to your beer after the beer has cooled.

(check and top-up to 5 gallons if necessary)

Fermentation Through Bottling

let cool in pot or primary before adding yeast, pour into carboy leave a at least a third of the carboy empty and put on airlock.

Chill wort, top off to 5 gallons, and stir to mix and aerate. Pitch yeast and ferment at 65F-70F for one week make sure your carboy is at least a third empty leaving space for frothing and foaming.

After 1 week rack into your secondary carboy and let sit for another week. The less exposure to oxygen the better it will taste.

Step 5

After the second week you will put in the priming sugar and bottle the beer sterilize and then bottle and cap again siphon slowly so that that sediments don’t get mixed in.

Estimate Of Your Numbers

Original Gravity: 1.062 (15.1° P)
Final Gravity: 1.016 SG (4.0° P)
Alcohol by Vol: 6.1%
Color SRM: Reddish
Bitterness IBU: 17.7
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.00 US Gallon

Obviously when all numbers are all the same, gravity which shows you the sugar content if your original gravity is higher then it will have a higher alc. content. Final gravity higher will have a lower content.

Congratulations, You Have Completed Making this Awesome Irish Red Ale Beer Recipe!

You now need a bottle and a label which are cool enough to compliment your hard work. Honestly, if you put it into a cheap bottle, people will make fun of you. BUT, if it looks good, people will rave about it!

Notes on Utensils and Ingredients

  • Glass is always preferable when working with strong alcohol. Avoid plastic as much as possible.
  • Use organic ingredients to avoid pesticide residues.

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Binyomin Terebelo, Master Distiller and Drinkoligist

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Written by Binyomin Terebelo
I love hearing from you about why you love something I wrote or published or a recipe I don't know. I am Master Distiller at Terebelo Distillery, Love all things alcohol. Freelance for Grogmag and blog recipes for Weekend Rabbi too.
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