Desert Combat Red (1 ratings)

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Submitted By: ibrewalot (Shared)
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Brewer: Brian Smith
Batch Size: 5.00 galStyle: American Red Ale (27A)
Boil Size: 3.91 galStyle Guide: BJCP 1999
Color: 22.3 SRMEquipment: Brew Pot (5 Gallon)
Bitterness: 25.2 IBUsBoil Time: 45 min
Est OG: 1.062 (15.1° P)
Est FG: 1.018 SG (4.5° P)Fermentation: My Aging Profile
ABV: 5.8%Taste Rating: 45.0

Ingredients
Amount Name Type #
8.00 oz Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM) Grain 1
7 lbs Extra Light Dry Extract (3.0 SRM) Dry Extract 2
2.00 oz Pearle [5.1%] - Boil 45 min Hops 3
1.00 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 15 min) Misc 4
1 pkgs Dry Ale Yeast (Nottingham #) Yeast 5

Taste Notes

Tasted great and very clear...one of the first of 2 batches I kegged in my new kegerator system. People at the neighborhood party really liked it (and almost drained the batch). This batch blew the top off too, but it didn't hurt the beer.

Notes

Force carbonated it a bit higher little by little, starting with 12 psi and moving to 16 psi after tasting along the way. 16 just tasted right. I did eventually lower it back to 12 to dispense the beer.

Ratings

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by HawgDaddy

But what exactly did you mean by blowing the top off. What do you think you did to make that happen and what would correct it?