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Offline cdeme123

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Joe's Irish Red Ale - downloaded recipe
« on: February 19, 2011, 08:45:22 AM »
Just wanted to send a "thanks" out there to "Joe."  Wherever you are.  I downloaded a whole bunch of recipes from beersmith when I first got the program.  Among them was one called Joe's Irish Red Ale. I usually make a very small batch of any new recipe when I first try it (1-3 gallons) so as to not waste beer.

In doing the conversion in Beersmith the numbers came out fine.  I did make a small mistake at the brew shop and mentally moved the decimal place of the chocolate malt one to the left.  Since this was a relatively small amount of grain it didn't have a huge impact but you can definitely tell the darker color and slightly more chocolate flavor.  Overall, this is one definitely worth making.  I plan to do a much bigger batch to share with friends in the very near future.  This time, I'll pay closer attention to the numbers.

Thanks again Joe.  Great recipe!

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Offline Ziggybrew

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Re: Joe's Irish Red Ale - downloaded recipe
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2011, 06:16:53 PM »
Owning the beersmith program tells me you are getting serious about brewing. Go for it. Think about 5 gallon batches. It's a hobby with great returns. If you are concerned about cost, visit and dive in! or keep advancing to 5 gallon all grain on traditional systems. It's all the same beer.