Home Brewed Irish Red Ale
Recipe type: Beer
Grain Bill
  • 8 pounds of Canadian 2 Row Brewers Malt
  • 2 pounds of Munich Malt 10L
  • 1 pound Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L
  • 2 ounces of Roasted Barley
  • 2 ounces of East Kent Golding Hops
  • 1 packet of Safale S-04 Dry Ale Yeast
For Bottling
  • ¾ cup priming sugar (dextrose)
  1. Add all grains into your mash tun.
  2. Bring 3.3 gallons of water to 173Fº. Then add to mash tun. Make sure to stir grains to avoid from clumping together. Put lid on mash tun. Your mash water should now be around 152Fº. Hold for 60 minutes.
  3. Collect another 4.9 gallons of water and bring to 179Fº for upcoming infusions. Once 60 minutes is finished you need to sparge the grains with the water you just heated up. Transfer original mash to brew pot and begin to slowly add the 4.9 gallons of water.
  4. Once your sparge is finished bring the wort (unfermented beer) to a boil and hold for 60 minutes.
  5. Add 1 ounce of East Kent Goldings (bittering hops) once wort begins to boil.
  6. When there’s 5 minutes left in the boil add in the other 1 ounce of East Kent Goldings (aroma hops).
  7. Once you have boiled the wort for 60 minutes stop the boiling process. Begin to cool the wort immediately. At this point only sanitized equipment should touch the wort.
  8. Transfer the wort to carboy and pitch Safale Ale Yeast. Let ferment for approximately 2 weeks.
  9. Once the beer is finished fermenting it’s ready to be bottled or kegged.
Bottling Directions
  1. In a sanitized bottling bucket add ¾ cup of priming sugar (dextrose). Rack beer in bucket and with a sanitized stainless steel spoon stir to mix in sugar. Begin bottling. Use an empty pop bottle to use as your tester to know when the beer has properly carbonated. Once the bottle has reached the same firmness as an unopened pop bottle the beer is ready. Refrigerate and age for 21 days or enjoy as soon as it’s cold!
The recipe makes 5 gallons or 19 litres, which is standard for home brewing. It will yield approximately 34–38 16 oz or 473 ml bottles.
Recipe by Food Bloggers of Canada at https://www.foodbloggersofcanada.com/home-brewing-make-what-you-love-irish-red-ale/