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Recipe: manfre / Honey Irish Red Ale (revision #2)

  • Started Brewing: Jan 20, 2013
  • Original Gravity: 1.056
  • Finished Brewing: Mar 20, 2013
  • Final Gravity: 1.011
  • Alcohol by Volume: 5.9%
  • Would Make Again?: Yes  

Final Review

This recipe was easy to brew and came out well. Next time I'd probably use less honey because it's a little sweeter than I'd like for an Irish Red. Definitely a good beer and I'll use this as a base for future experimentation.

Taste Notes

It's a pleasant mix of hoppiness and sweetness, but a little too sweet when compared to a traditional Irish Red.

Notes From Jan. 20, 2013 (Brewing)

Gravity Reading: 1.056

Notes From Feb. 2, 2013 (Bottling/Kegging)

Gravity Reading: 1.011

50 bottles. Forgot to taste before adding the priming sugar, so not sure of the full effect of the honey. Was a bit hoppier than a red, probably due to not straining the wort when pouring in to the fermenter.