Reapers Double Red
  • scoobscoob
    Posts: 16,617
    Reapers Double Red - AZ beer week

    BJCP Style and Style Guidelines

    09-D Scottish And Irish Ale, Irish Red Ale

    Min OG: 1.044 Max OG: 1.060
    Min IBU: 17 Max IBU: 28
    Min Clr: 9 Max Clr: 18 Color in SRM, Lovibond

    Recipe Specifics

    Batch Size (Gal): 11.00 Wort Size (Gal): 11.00
    Total Grain (Lbs): 27.37
    Anticipated OG: 1.079 Plato: 19.13
    Anticipated SRM: 17.9
    Anticipated IBU: 74.0
    Brewhouse Efficiency: 85 %
    Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes

    Pre-Boil Amounts

    Evaporation Rate: 15.00 Percent Per Hour
    Pre-Boil Wort Size: 12.94 Gal
    Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.067 SG 16.42 Plato

    Formulas Used

    Brewhouse Efficiency and Predicted Gravity based on Method #1, Potential Used.
    Final Gravity Calculation Based on Points.
    Hard Value of Sucrose applied. Value for recipe: 46.2100 ppppg
    % Yield Type used in Gravity Prediction: Fine Grind Dry Basis.

    Color Formula Used: Morey
    Hop IBU Formula Used: Rager

    Additional Utilization Used For First Wort Hops: -10 %


    % Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
    14.6 4.00 lbs. Victory Malt America 1.034 25
    62.0 16.97 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) America 1.036 2
    5.9 1.61 lbs. Cara-Pils Dextrine Malt 1.033 2
    2.7 0.75 lbs. Chocolate Malt America 1.029 350
    2.9 0.81 lbs. Flaked Oats America 1.033 2
    11.8 3.23 lbs. Brown Sugar Generic 1.046 4

    Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


    Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
    1.75 oz. Chinook Whole 11.40 18.1 30 min.
    2.00 oz. Magnum Whole 15.10 48.3 First WH
    3.00 oz. Centennial Whole 8.60 7.6 5 min.
    2.00 oz. Centennial Whole 8.60 0.0 Dry Hop
    2.00 oz. Cascade Whole 5.75 0.0 Dry Hop


    Nottingham or S-04

    Mash Schedule

    Mash Type: Single Step

    Grain Lbs: 24.14
    Water Qts: 11.25 - Before Additional Infusions
    Water Gal: 2.81 - Before Additional Infusions

    Qts Water Per Lbs Grain: 0.47 - Before Additional Infusions

    Saccharification Rest Temp : 155 Time: 60
    Mash-out Rest Temp : 212 Time: 10
    Sparge Temp : 170 Time: 10

    Total Mash Volume Gal: 4.74 - Dough-In Infusion Only

    All temperature measurements are degrees Fahrenheit.

    This beer was designed for the home-brewer vs pro-brewer portion of the AZ Beer Week, the idea was the homebrew club would brew beers meeting the criteria for a "double red" ale, it was to be between 7 and 8% ABV, and between 70 and 80 IBU, it also had to meet the color range of a traditional red and have the same malty notes as well.

    These beers were served alongside the local microbrewery offerings as well, so there was no two recipe alike, yet all met the criteria stated above.

    I love the addition of brown sugar to Irish reds, so it was part of my recipe here too, I took a gallon of first runnings and caramelized it down a good bit to give depth to the beer as well as body that would otherwise be lacking from the sugar addition.

    its a simple recipe, and if you are looking for something different to brew, give it a shot, you might enjoy seeing double red!
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  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 80,228
    This looks good. How much does the brown sugar come out?
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  • scoobscoob
    Posts: 16,617
    C_dubbs said:

    This looks good. How much does the brown sugar come out?

    It is very subtle actually, it is buried by the malt and hops in the finish.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 47,284
    azscoob said:

    C_dubbs said:

    This looks good. How much does the brown sugar come out?

    It is very subtle actually, it is buried by the malt and hops in the finish.

    that's exactly how i like to use adjuncts. just enough to alter the overall beer, but not enough to identify it.
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