Red-tailed Hawk Irish Ale - April 2014
This was our first one-gallon batch. It was an Irish Red Ale kit, purchased from Northern Brewer. We bought the kit, mainly for the hardware to do one-gallon batch brewing on our stove-top. It was an extract brew.
American Homebrewers Association article titled 5 Benefits of Brewing with Extract
- Northern Brewer kit: Irish Red Ale
- Unknown ABV.
- malt extract
- brewed on Mon, Apr 21, 2014
- bottled on Sat, May 3 - produced seven 12-ounce bottles
- drank our first bottle on Wed eve, May 14, 2014, and it tasted surprisingly good. It was well-carbonated.
- we liked this smooth-tasting beer. we may purchase more Northern Brewer one-gallon extract kits for home brewing during the week when we have less time. this extract method took about 2 hours and 15 minutes to complete while the all-grain method takes 3.5 hours.
July 2014 update: I'd like to try more extract brewing at the one-gallon batch because of the shorter time required. We might be able to get extract brewing down under 2.0 hours.
The following info was culled from the instructions. [pdf file]
- Belgian Cara 8
- Briess Special Roast
- Belgian Biscuit
- English Chocolate Malt
- Gold Malt syrup
- Willamette (60 min)
- Goldings (30 min)
- Danstar Nottingham Ale Yeast. Optimum temp: 57-70 degrees F.
O.G: 1.044 READY: 6 WEEKS
1-2 weeks primary, 2-4 weeks secondary, 1-2 weeks
Note: We didn't move it to a secondary and give it more fermentation time.
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