IRISH RED ALE
An easy-drinking Celtic Ale, malty but with a clean, dry finish.
You will need:
- 1 Amber Ale Artisan Fresh Wort
- 1 Red Ale grain pack
- 15g E.K. Goldings Hops (15 min boil)
- Irish Ale (WY1084), Safale S04 or MJ M79
- Well in advance of preparing recipe, place 5-10 litres of water in a fridge and chill*
- Place Red Ale grain pack in 1 litre of hot tap water and steep for 30 minutes.
- Strain the grain through a sieve into a saucepan. Rinse grain with another litre of hot water and discard the grain.
- Bring grain wort to the boil and simmer 15g of E.K. Goldings hops in a boiling bag for 15 minutes.
- Turn off the heat, remove the hop sock and pour the contents of the saucepan into the fermenter.
- Add the fresh wort, top up with chilled and tap water to 20L at 20-25°C and stir vigorously for 5 minutes.
- Add Irish Ale (WY1084) Safale SO4 or MJ M79 yeast, seal fermenter and store in cool conditions **
* Use sanitised containers with lids. Use chilled water to reach a satisfactory temperature and add yeast immediately.
** Maintain a cool, even temperature in the fermenter, ideally at 20°C. If temperature is too high, place your fermenter next to a brick wall or on a cement slab, or wrap it in a towel with one end in water. Use a Brewers Choice Brewing Thermostat and old fridge for optimum brewing conditions.