The most wonderful homebrewing swap club on the internet has another entry, number 24. This time, we get a Red Ale from Kyle from Florida. He brewed a small batch of beer and sent us a bottle to try it out. Take a look below to learn more about how he brewed it and what we thought of it.
Red Ale Homebrew Recipe
Here’s a write up of what he sent us:
2.5 gallon batch
Original Gravity: 1.063
Final Gravity: 1.012
Chloride: ~ 150 ppm
Sulfate: ~ 70 ppm
Grain Bill (Mashed at 155°F for 60 minutes):
4.5 pounds 2-Row Malt (70%)
0.5 pounds Dark Munich Malt (8%)
0.5 pounds Victory Malt (8%)
0.5 pounds Crystal Malt 80 °L (8%)
0.25 pounds Biscuit Malt (4%)
0.12 pounds Special B
Hops (60 minute boil):
.25 ounces Falconer’s Flight at 60 minutes to go in the boil
.5 ounces Falconer’s Flight at 10 minutes to go in the boil
.5 ounces Amarillo at 10 minutes to go in the boil
.5 ounces Amarillo at 5 minutes to go in the boil
.25 ounces Falconer’s Flight at 5 minutes to go in the boil
Yeast: Omega Yeast Labs HotHead™ Ale OYL-057
Red Ale Tasting Notes
Aroma: A nice blast of malt on the nose. Mike got some wet tobacco with a little leather and sherry notes. Maybe a little fruit too based on the hop selections.
Appearance: The beer was a little hazy but the color was like a nice cup of tea; a reddish amber ale. We think it was a good red ale color especially if it cleared up with some more time sitting still.
Taste: There’s a nice malt punch in the taste. Mike was happy with the way it “drank”. There were some hop notes but the malt was overtaking the flavor profile.
Mouthfeel: It was medium to medium full.
Overall Impression: A good American red ale. Mike thought it was really good. He thoughts were to up the 60 minute hop addition.
Kyle – good brew – try it again either flipping the brewing salts ratio or use East Kent Goldings hops and send us another bottle.