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Holy Red

Holy Red

American Amber Ale : All Grain : 11 gal

ST Hops

A great balanced American amber/red ale. Won the third place in the Specialty Beers category in BAM World Cup of Beer.

August 25, 2011 at 08:01pm

5.0/5.0 1 rating

Ingredients (All Grain11 gal)

  • 24.75 lbs Maris Otter Pale

    Maris Otter Pale

    An English thoroughbred and a favored choice of malt for many brewers. Simpsons' Maris Otter has a rich and nutty flavor and despite its small, berry size has a strong husk. This malt delivers predictable brewhouse performance with modest, yet consistent extracts. Brewers can expect good runoffs with clear wort.

  • 1.55 lbs Belgian Munich

    Belgian Munich

    Used to increase malt aroma and body with slightly more color.

  • 1.75 lbs Crystal Malt 40°L

    Crystal Malt 40°L

    Sweet, mild caramel flavor and a golden color. Use in light lagers and light ales.

  • 1.1 lbs American Victory

    American Victory

    Provides a deep golden to brown color. Use in nut brown ales, IPAs and Scottish ales.

  • 1.4 lbs Crystal Malt 120°L

    Crystal Malt 120°L

    Pronounced caramel flavor and a red color. For stouts, porters and black beers.

  • 2 oz Palisade™ - 7.7 AA% pellets; boiled 30 min

    Palisade™

    Palisade™ is an aroma type cultivar bred by Yakima Chief Ranches. Used for its aromatic properties and moderate bittering.

  • 4 oz Palisade™ - 7.7 AA% pellets; boiled 15 min

    Palisade™

    Palisade™ is an aroma type cultivar bred by Yakima Chief Ranches. Used for its aromatic properties and moderate bittering.

  • 2 oz Chinook - 11.0 AA% pellets; boiled 0 min

    Chinook

    Spicy, Medium to Heavy.Very strong bittering ability used in all American ales and lagers. Aroma is very floral.

  • White Labs WLP001 California Ale

    White Labs WLP001 California Ale

    This yeast is famous for its clean flavors, balance and ability to be used in almost any style ale. It accentuates the hop flavors and is extremely versatile.

Notes

Dry hoped with 2 OZ of Chinook and 2 OZ of Palisade in the secondary.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 10 - American Ale

Subcategory: B - American Amber Ale

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.070 1.045 - 1.060
Terminal Gravity: 1.016 1.010 - 1.015
Color: 17.2 SRM 10 - 17
Alcohol: 7.2% ABV 4.50% - 6.00%
Bitterness: 36.2 IBU 25.00 - 40.00

Discussion

ST Hops

One of the best...

2012-01-19 11:41am

After few months aging, it tastes fantastic. One of the best beers I have ever brewed. I will enter it in a competition in March. I would do late hop instead of dry hop next time.

ST Hops

Won the third place in the local competition

2012-04-16 1:35pm

I entered it as specialty beer in the 2012 World Cup of Beer in the Bay Area. Won the third place and recieved great praises for it.

jlawwhite

Can't wait to try this.

2012-08-26 12:40pm

How long did you let this sit in secondary before bottling / kegging?

ST Hops

Secondary

2012-08-29 12:05pm

I let it sit for 3 weeks. I hope yours come as good.

whatguy

catagory

2012-11-28 6:11am

why specialty?

ST Hops

Category

2013-05-02 3:25pm

It became a bit hoppier and darker so I entered it in the specialty category.

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