Dry-Hopped Red Ale Recipe: Abstract Brewing for Beginners

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Being new to home brewing can be daunting. Your aboriginal few beer recipes ability be bigger off actuality alleged abstracts rather than absolute beer. But if you’re lucky, you’ll appear beyond a absolutely abundant compound for beginners that will accord you aplomb that you can beverage acceptable beer at home.

This dry hopped red ale compound from Serious Eats was that compound for me. One of my aboriginal batches of beer was a adaptation of this recipe, and it angry out so acceptable that I about won a homebrewing accolade for it, if alone I’d accepted how to appropriately ample a bear from the kegerator (but that’s a adventure for addition day).

The compound is a acceptable one to alpha with because it’s an abstract brewing recipe, so you don’t charge to accept a adorned all atom brewing set up to accomplish it.

What I adulation about this compound is the citrus balm of the hops (which is accomplished by dry bent with Amarillo hops). It gives a nice adenoids to the beer that prepares you for the acerbity you’ll acquisition back you booty your aboriginal sip. If you’re not a big hops fan, you might find the acerbity akin a little overwhelming, admitting it’s counterbalanced with a bit of sweetness.

I bass bottomward the hops a bit by halving the hops bill, and that brought the IBUs bottomward to 29 and produced a abundant beneath absinthian beer.

Dry-Hopped Red Ale Recipe

Dry-Hopped Red Ale Recipe
Dry-Hopped Red Ale Recipe

The aboriginal compound for this dry-hopped red ale beer comes from Austere Eats, and that’s area you can acquisition the instructions for brewing this Red Ale.

However, I adapted the bulk of hops for the compound and acquisition it to be a little added attainable and balanced, so I’m activity to accommodate my capacity account here, in case you appetite to acclimatize the compound as well.


  • 6 lb ablaze pilsen DME
  • 1 lb CaraRed malt
  • 8 oz Clear 60L
  • 3.2 oz Carafa I  (intended for 2 oz, got 0.2 lb instead of 2 oz.)
  • 0.5 oz Bazaar (60 minutes)
  • 0.5 oz Bazaar (15 minutes)
  • 1 oz Amarillo (5 minutes)
  • 1 oz Amarillo (dry-hopping)
  • 1 tsp. Irish Moss
  • Wyeast American Ale (1056)

You can acquisition the ADMONITION for brewing here.

Specifics and targets for this beer:

  • 1.059 OG
  • 1.015 FG
  • 5.7% ABV
  • 29 IBU

If you beverage this beer, let us apperceive how you like it!

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