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Fecky the Ninth Irish Red Ale

Brew Date: 1/15/12

Grain Bill: 3.3# Amber DME, 3.3# Amber LME, 1.1# Crystal 40°L, 0.5# 2-Row

Hop Bill: 1.1z Northern Brewer Pellet @60min, 1z Chinook Pellet @1min
Yeast: Safale 001
Fermentation Temp: 62-64F
OG: 1.059
FG: 1.013
ABV: 6.1%
SRM: 12.5°L


  1. Spread the 2-Row out on a cookie sheet. Toast for 10 minutes at 350F.
  2. Fill pot with 3.0 (~9L) gallons of clean water.
  3. Raise the temperature to 150F. Add the specialty grains in a muslin bag and steep for 60 minutes.
  4. At boil, add bittering hops. Continue boiling for 60 minutes.
  5. In the last 1 minute, add finishing hops.
  6. At 0 minutes, drop in wort chiller to boil for 1 minutes and flame out. Run the wort chiller until the temperature has dropped to 75F.
  7. Whirlpool the wort with a sanitized spoon and strain out cold-break material from center of kettle.
  8. Add to 2.0 gallons of cold clean water to a sanitized glass carboy.
  9. Decant liquor from the brewpot into the carboy, being careful to leave any remaining cold-break and hop matter in the kettle. Fill carboy to 5.0gal.
  10. Pitch dry yeast at room temperature directly into the carboy.

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