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Eric's Irish Red

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Eric's Irish Red

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Beer Style: Irish Red Ale  (9D)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5 US gallons

Irish Red Ale
Beer Color


Favorite everyday ale. Fresh malt taste is balanced with bittering hops. No hop flavor.


  • 11 lbs 8.0 oz - Pale Malt (2 Row) UK (3.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 5.9 oz - Crystal 120, 2-Row, (Great Western) (120.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 5.9 oz - Crystal 40, 2-Row, (Great Western) (0.4 SRM) (Grain)
  • 5.9 oz - Roasted Barley (Briess) (300.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 1.0 oz - Willamette [5.5%] - Boil 60 min (Hops)
  • 1.00 tsp - Irish Moss (Boil 10 min) (Misc)
  • 1 pkgs - Irish Ale Yeast (White Labs #WLP004) (Yeast)

Additional Instructions

Boil: 60 Minutes

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.062 (15.1° P)
Final Gravity: 1.016 SG (4.0° P)
Alcohol by Vol: 6.1%
Color SRM: 16.4  Color Sample 
Bitterness IBU: 17.7
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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 Reviewed by Nick on Thu Feb 3 2022

Awesome beer, and a simple recipe. One of my new favorites.

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 Reviewed by Ryan on Tue Nov 20 2018

Great beer! My dad and I did a run of this about 4-5 months ago. Turned out great. Making another batch today. Upscaled to 10 gals so we could share.

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 Reviewed by Marcus on Fri Feb 10 2017

Great beer! I made this as my first all grain beer. The recipe states OG target of 1.062 which I found to be a very low target. It's about 65% efficient. I was able to do 1.072 OG at 75% efficiency. A little strong for a red ale but it tastes great!

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 Reviewed by Edwin on Mon Jul 25 2016

Have made this twice. Will definitely make again.

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 Reviewed by Bill on Sat Mar 19 2016

I made a 2 gallon batch of this Irish Red. It was my first time brewing all grain. I have to say that this recipe came out very well. I'll be making a 5 gallon batch this weekend.

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 Reviewed by Billy on Fri Jan 29 2016

Did not quite hit the specific gravity targets but, hey! This is homebrewing. The final product is amazing. One of the best I've made in many years of dabbling. Very drinkable. Smooth and rich aftertaste.

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 Reviewed by Allergic2hops on Sun Apr 19 2015

This is a terrific recipe! I had the ingredients I liked so I thought I would give it a shot. I am a BIAB brewer and I got a 90% efficiency with this recipe. OG=1.076 and FG= 1.022. This baby has a great nutty flavor and an unreal punch. You can't tell this is a 7% beer until you are 3/4 through it. Ultra smooth and ultra clear. I have my method down pretty well so yours may vary but this is a keeper in my "brew again" list. Thanks Eric. I can get into more detail if you want to know more.


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 Reviewed by EricSutton on Thu Apr 17 2014

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