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Desert Combat Red

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Desert Combat Red

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Beer Style: Common Cider  (27A)
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5 US gallons

Common Cider
Beer Color


Tasted great and very clear...one of the first of 2 batches I kegged in my new kegerator system. People at the neighborhood party really liked it (and almost drained the batch). This batch blew the top off too, but it didn't hurt the beer.


  • 8.0 oz - Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 7 lbs - Extra Light Dry Extract (3.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 2.0 oz - Pearle [5.1%] - Boil 45 min (Hops)
  • 1.00 tsp - Irish Moss (Boil 15 min) (Misc)
  • 1 pkgs - Dry Ale Yeast (Nottingham #) (Yeast)

Additional Instructions

Boil: 45 Minutes

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.062 (15.0° P)
Final Gravity: 1.018 SG (4.5° P)
Alcohol by Vol: 5.8%
Color SRM: 22.3  Color Sample 
Bitterness IBU: 25.2
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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 Reviewed by HawgDaddy on Fri Apr 25 2014

But what exactly did you mean by blowing the top off. What do you think you did to make that happen and what would correct it?