Red Flare Ale Again…

On August 2, 2009, in Homebrewing, Recipes, by Mark Ranes
Moridicai's Red Flare Ale Tap Handle

Moridicai's Red Flare Ale Tap Handle

I’ll be rebrewing my most recent red ale this morning.  The last batch was well received by visitors to Sociables, and the last keg blew a couple of weeks ago.  I’ve changed it up just a bit – dropped the Victory malt, upped the Munich, and added some Ahtanum hops.  One final difference is subbing in White Labs Pacific Ale yeast WLP041, for the Cal Ale yeast I used last time.  I’ll be be mashing in a bit lower, at 150 degrees, to make up for the fact that the Pacific Ale yeast attenuates a bit lower than the Cal Ale yeast.  This is a big red ale – basically an imperial red ale.  I comes out a bit big in both the OG and bitterness, but it tastes hoppily great with all of the hops added right near the end of the boil. Yum!

I lit the burners twenty minutes ago and will be mashing in just before 10:00 am.  The weather looks cooler for brewing today. Life is good!

Here’s today’s recipe:

Mordicai’s Red Flare Ale 2
10-B American Amber Ale
Author: Mark Ranes
Date: 8/12/09

Size: 10.04 gal
Efficiency: 75.0%
Attenuation: 75.0%
Calories: 345.55 kcal per 16.0 fl oz

Original Gravity: 1.077 (1.045 – 1.060)
Terminal Gravity: 1.019 (1.010 – 1.015)
Color: 16.56 (10.0 – 17.0)
Alcohol: 7.66% (4.5% – 6.0%)
Bitterness: 65.9 (25.0 – 40.0)

Ingredients:
2.0 tbsp 5.2 pH Stabilizer – added during mash
27.0 lb Pale Ale Malt
2.0 lb Munich Malt
0.5 lb Crystal Malt 40°L
0.5 lb Crystal Malt 120°L
1.0 lb 2-Row Carapils Malt
0.5 lb Pale Chocolate
0.5 oz Columbus (15.0%) – added during boil, boiled 60.0 min
0.75 oz Columbus (15.0%) – added during boil, boiled 30.0 min
0.75 oz Columbus (15.0%) – added during boil, boiled 20.0 min
1.0 lb Corn Sugar
1.0 tsp Wyeast Nutrient  – added during boil, boiled 10.0 min
2.0 ea Whirlfloc Tablets (Irish moss) – added during boil, boiled 10.0 min
2.5 oz Columbus (15.0%) – added during boil, boiled 10.0 min
2.0 oz Ahtanum (6.0%) – added during boil, boiled 1.0 min
2.5 oz Columbus (15.0%) – added during boil, boiled 1.0 min
2000.0 mL White Labs WLP041 Pacific Ale Yeast Starter
4.0 oz Columbus (15.0%) – added dry to primary fermenter
2.0 oz Ahtanum (6.0%) – added dry to primary fermenter

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