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Better Off Irish Red Recipe

Better Off Irish Red Recipe

A classic Irish Red that will ward off gingervitis and protect you from the lava pits. A balanced ruby ale that finishes crisp with a touch of malt sweetness. An optional knockout addition of Goldings hops will provide extra hop aroma if so desired. Better Red than Dead!


Boil Time: 60 Min

Original Gravity: 1.049

Final Gravity: 1.013

Alc/Vol: 4.75%

SRM: 13

IBU: 22



Grain Bill (lbs) 10 Gal Batch Grain Bill (lbs) 20 Gal Batch
15.5 lbs Pale Malt (Irish or English) 31 lbs Pale Malt (Irish or English)
.85 lbs Crystal 75-85L 1.7 lbs Crystal 75-85L
.5 lbs Crystal 155-165L 1 lbs Crystal 155-165L
.15 lbs Roasted Barley .3 lbs Roasted Barley

Hop Schedule

Hop Variety AA%

Amount 10 Gal

Amount 20 Gal

Boil Time

Horizon 13% .66oz 1.25oz 60 Min
Horizon 13% .33oz .75oz 10 Min
Mt Hood 6%  1oz 2oz 5 Min
Golding (US or UK) 5% 1oz 2oz 0 Min (Optional)


Yeast Suggestions

Wyeast Strain

Fermentation Temp

Alternate Strain

Fermentation Temp

1084 Irish Ale 62 Deg F 1469 West Yorkshire 66 Deg F


Mash Schedule and Notes

Saccharification Temp

Mash Out Temp

152 Deg F 170 Deg F