7--Mile Red Ale
pale ale, extract
Source: Karl Lutzen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I came up with the name when helping install a phone system and after
the job was done, I had pulled over seven miles of phone line...ugh!
It's a good ale, but not the "Great Ale" that I'm still looking
for...maybe it's in the fermenter now?
- 6.6 pounds, of Northwestern amber malt extract
- 3/4 pound, 60 degree L Crystal Malt
- 2-1/2 ounces, Fuggles hop plugs (4.6% alpha)
- 1 ounce, Cascades whole leaf hops. (5%-ish alpha)
- 1 package, Glen-brew ale yeast
Steep crystal malt for 30 minutes in 150 degree water. Sparge into brew
pot of hot water and add malt extract. Bring to boil and add 1 ounce
Fuggles. 20 minutes later add another ounce. At the 40 minute mark, toss
in the final half ounce of fuggles. (Almost threw in a full ounce, but
after tasting wort, decided against it---plenty bitter at this point.)
Turn off heat and add Cascades. Stirred down the hops slowly and let sit
for about 10 minutes. Strain all into fermenter containing ice water.
Cooled. Pitched yeast. Single stage ferment. Keg, and age a few days.
- O.G.: 1.044
- F.G.: 1.010
- Primary Ferment: 10 days