Red EyePA

On September 30, 2013, in Homebrewing, Recipes, by Mark Ranes

Red EyePa Tap HandleThis is a good year! Later in October our good neighbors, the Fitzgeralds, are hosting their semi-annual Halloween party. Robyn always has the house incredibly decked out with Halloween decor and we always plan costumes several months in advance. So far I’ve been a beer keg, Captain Condom, Fat Bastard, Nacho Libre and a couple more I can’t seem to remember at the moment. This year’s costume will remain a mystery until October 26th! I always brew for the event and this year I brewed a Red IPA and a Pumpkin Amber Ale. The Red IPA is currently conditioning to get all the yeast to drop out, and the Pumpkin Amber Ale is still in the fermentor, but I’m sure it will be ready.

This Red IPA has a lovely, smooth bittering that is nicely set off by a big malty backbone. It’s a beer that is worthy of the event!   A Facebook buddy told me he was looking for a decent Red IPA recipe, so I offer this up to fit that need. Here ya go, John!

 

Red EyePA
14-B American IPA
Author: Mark Ranes
Date: 9/7/13

Size: 10.08 gal @ 68 °F
Efficiency: 75.0%
Attenuation: 75.0%
Calories: 287.06 kcal per 16.0 fl oz

Original Gravity: 1.064 (1.056 – 1.075)
Terminal Gravity: 1.016 (1.010 – 1.018)
Color: 20.2 (6.0 – 15.0)
Alcohol: 6.36% (5.5% – 7.5%)
Bitterness: 47.8 (40.0 – 70.0)

Ingredients:
10.0 lb (39.8%) Pale Ale Malt – added during mash
8.0 lb (31.8%) Golden Promise Malt – added during mash
2.0 lb (8.0%) Crystal Malt 120°L – added during mash
0.5 lb (2.0%) British Dark Crystal – added during mash
4.0 lb (15.9%) American Munich – added during mash
1.0 oz (0.2%) 2-Row Chocolate Malt – added during mash
1.0 oz (0.2%) German Carafa III – added during mash
0.5 lb (2.0%) 2-Row Carapils® Malt – added during mash
1.5 oz (14.3%) Chinook (13.0%) – added during boil, boiled 30.0 m
1.0 oz (9.5%) Nugget (13.0%) – added during boil, boiled 15.0 m
1.0 tsp Wyeast Nutrient – added during boil, boiled 10.0 m
2.0 ea Whirlfloc Tablets (Irish moss) – added during boil, boiled 10.0 m
4.0 oz (38.1%) Amarillo (8.5%) – added during boil, boiled 4.0 m
2.0 oz (19.0%) Cascade (5.5%) – added dry to secondary fermenter
2.0 oz (19.0%) Amarillo (8.5%) – added dry to secondary fermenter
2000.0 mL White Labs WLP001 California Ale

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You Find Out Who Your Friends Are…

On October 27, 2008, in Craft Beer, Family and Friends, Food, by Mark Ranes

…when they bring beer from 3000 miles away that you’ve been wanting to taste for years!

Stephen and the Ladies

Stephen and the Ladies

This Saturday evening, we hosted a dinner for our best buddies to join us for dinner and ales in lieu of our neighbor’s annual Halloween party.  John and Robyn throw the best Halloween party, but after five years they took a year off.  We decided to host a dinner party and I put some tri-tip and shrimp in the smoker, and everyone else brought their best to support the meal.

Bell's Two Hearted Ale

Bell's Two Hearted Ale

But the best of the evening was the ales that Maggie brought back from Washington DC – particularly the Bell’s Three Hearted Ale I’ve been wanting to taste forever.  Maggie brought back well over a case of ale through airport security, and even educated the TSA as to the virtues of homebrewing!  You gotta love someone that can do that 🙂

Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA and Bell's Special Cream Stout

Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA and Bell's Special Cream Stout

She and Steve showed up with lots of Bell’s Two Hearted Ale (and left me a six-pack), some Bell’s Special Double Cream Stout, some Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA, some Weyerbacher Simcoe Double IPA and a bomber of Legacy Brewing’s Hoptimus Prime Double IPA.

Weyerbacher Simcoe Double IPA

Weyerbacher Simcoe Double IPA

The Two Hearted Ale was wonderful (and my clone was pretty much spot-on:), but the highlight of the ales was the Simcoe Double IPA.  It has an ass kicking malt bill, balanced out by a piney, resinous hop character.  Steve and I are committed to try and brew this beast using my Blue Flame malt bill and subbing in Simcoe hops all the way through the brew.  I may brew this on Veterans Day.

Legacy Brewing's Hoptimus Prime

Legacy Brewing's Hoptimus Prime

All in all, the evening was a great mix of friends, good eats and wonderful brews.  The whole evening was like an Old Milwaukee commercial –  it doesn’t get any better than this!

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