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7 Mile Red Ale

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7 Mile Red Ale

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

Irish Red Ale


I came up with the name when helping install a phone system and after the job was done, I had pulled over seven miles of phone line...ugh! It's a good ale, but not the "Great Ale" that I'm still looking for...maybe it's in the fermenter now?


  • 6.6 pounds, of Northwestern amber malt extract
  • 3/4 pound, 60 degree L Crystal Malt
  • 2-1/2 ounces, Fuggles hop plugs (4.6% alpha)
  • 1 ounce, Cascades whole leaf hops. (5%-ish alpha)

Additional Instructions

Primary Ferment: 10 days

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.044
Final Gravity: 1.010
Alcohol by Vol: 4.45%
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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Steep crystal malt for 30 minutes in 150 degree water. Sparge into brew pot of hot water and add malt extract. Bring to boil and add 1 ounce Fuggles. 20 minutes later add another ounce. At the 40 minute mark, toss in the final half ounce of fuggles. (Almost threw in a full ounce, but after tasting wort, decided against it---plenty bitter at this point.) Turn off heat and add Cascades. Stirred down the hops slowly and let sit for about 10 minutes. Strain all into fermenter containing ice water. Cooled. Pitched yeast. Single stage ferment. Keg, and age a few days.


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