Austin Homebrew’s “Hoppy Red Ale”

Style Information

Name: Harvest Red
Recipe Type: extract
Category: Irish Red
Type: Ale

Grains & Extracts

Name Amount Notes
Crystal Malt 20L .5
Crystal 90L 1
Pale Malt .5
Aromatic Malt .5
Black Roasted Barley .125
Honey Malt .75
Munich Extract 7
Corn Sugar .25 Priming Sugar used for bottling. Boil with 2 cups of water for 5 minutes.


Name Amount Alpha Acid % AAU Time Notes
Amarillo 1.5 10.3% 15.45 90 Bittering hops
Challenger 0.5 7.2% 3.6 30 Flavor hops
Amarillo 0.5 10.3% 5.15 Flameout Aroma hops added at flameout
Nugget 0.5 11% 5.5 1 week Dry hops. Added at secondary fermentation for 1 week.
Challenger 0.5 7.2% 3.6 1 week Dry hops. Added at secondary fermentation for 1 week.


Name Amount Notes
White Labs American Ale V- WLP051 1


Amount: 5
Water Description: Filtered
Time: 90 minutes
Target Batch Size: 5


Step Time Temperature Container Additions
Name: Amount
19 70 Carboy


Estimated OG: 1.054
Estimated FG: 1.014
Estimated ABV: 5.24%
Actual OG: 1.061
Actual FG: 1.013
Actual ABV: 6.30%
Bitterness: 70 IBU

Tasting notes

A very nice classic-looking red ale. We are hoping this one gets better with +- 4 weeks in the bottle. If you are looking for a really hoppy red, as the name suggests, you may have to crank up the supplied hops on your own. That said, there are enough to balance the malt, so very little residual sweetness to the finish. We will update this when we try the beer again at the beginning of December. Cheers!

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