Eric's Red II

Yes, Eric's Red is listed as one of my favorite beers, BUT I really need an Eric's Red that is not a Mr. Beer recipe.  It should still be a deep red amber almost sweet malty beer with low to moderate hops.  I do want a bit more alcohol, and I do believe I'll go just a bit higher on the hops, but I do believe I want it to be similar.

Sometime in the spring, I will brew both this recipe and the original Eric's Red so that I can compare the results.  Obviously, I'll give this one the nod if they are relatively close just because this one is mine (and quite a bit less expensive.

Eric's Red II --- cost 17.98

Style   American Amber Ale   Batch Size   2.40 gal
Type   Partial Mash   Boil Size   1.92 gal

Recipe Characteristics

Recipe Gravity   1.060 SG   Estimated FG   1.015 SG
Recipe Bitterness   29.8 IBU (Rager)   Alcohol by Volume   5.78 %
BU : GU   0.498        
Recipe Color   14.4 SRM  


Amount Item Type % or IBU
2 lbs 4.0 oz Briess Pilsen Light LME (2.0 SRM) Extract 48.00 %
14.0 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 18.67 %
13.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 45L (45.0 SRM) Grain 17.33 %
6.0 oz Honey Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 8.00 %
4.0 oz Carared (20.0 SRM) Grain 5.33 %
2.0 oz Brown Malt (65.0 SRM) Grain 2.67 %
0.50 oz Fuggles [4.50 %] (60 min) Hops 18.1 IBU
0.50 oz Fuggles [4.50 %] (25 min) Hops 7.3 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (10 min) Hops 4.4 IBU
0.25 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 15.0 min) Misc  
1 Pkgs SafeAle American Ale (Fermentis #US-05) Yeast-Ale  

Mash Profile

Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 3.05 qt of water at 165.9 F 154.0 F

Batch Sparge Round 1: Sparge with 0.54 gal of 168.0 F water
Batch Sparge Round 2: Sparge with 1.01 gal of 168.0 F water

Recipe Notes
Ferment 1 week ~65F followed by 1 week ~72F
Batch prime with 2.25 oz table sugar boiled in 1 cup water.
Date Note





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