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Dec
29
2011

Slutty Red Version 2 (partial mash)

I had intended to make a 23L batch but discovered I only had .9kg of DME on hand, so I adjusted the recipe to a 17L batch with the majority of fermentables coming from grain.

Style Information

Name: Bitter
Recipe Type: Partial Mash
Type: Ale
 

Grains & Extracts

Name Amount Notes
Pale Ale Malt 2kg
Caraaroma 0.2kg
Carared 0.2kg
Caramunich II 0.15kg
Dark Crystal 0.1kg
Pale Chocolate 0.05kg
Dry Malt Extract 0.9kg

Hops

Name Amount Alpha Acid % AAU Time Notes
Motueka 10g 7.8% 78 60 First wort hopping
Pacific Jade 5g 14.6% 73 60
Motueka 5g 7.8% 39 30
Motueka 5g 7.8% 39 20
Motueka 15g 7.8% 117 10
Motueka 15g 7.8% 117 0
Motueka 15g 7.8% 117 minutes Dry hop (skipped by mistake)

Yeasts

Name Amount Notes
US-05 15g

Boil

Amount: 10L
Water Description:
Time: 60 minutes
Target Batch Size: 17L

Profile

Estimated OG: 1.047
Estimated FG: 1.012
Estimated ABV: 4.90%
 
Bitterness: 40.1 IBU
Estimated Color: 17.7 SRM

Tasting notes

Despite this being close to an all grain batch, I actually preferred my first version of the Slutty Red that used the Coopers kit. The distinctive motueka hops were not as prominent in this version, partially due to me forgetting to add the dry hops. Also possibly the first wort hopping didn't contribute quite as much flavour as I expected. It didn't have as much bitterness either and the colour was darker due to the adjusted grain bill. I think the grains for the first version worked better. Still a good beer, just a tad bland. I will make it again as it's a great recipe and I love the motueka hops but I will increase the hops accross the board - bittering, flavour and aroma.

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