Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Hop Head Fireman Red

Quick post on a beer I did a few weeks back. My buddy Aaron needed a beer for his Firefighter graduation party in May. I planned on making one as a test, then making his later on, but I ended up having other plans for summer beers, and didn't get around to making a second - or even putting this one on tap. It's sitting in a secondary smelling and tasting awesome.
The recipe is actually a "West Coast" Amber Ale from Jamil's book, tweaked a bit, but pretty similar. Here's the lowdown:

Hop Head Fireman Red

8.15 lb. British Pale
.67 lb. Crystal 40
.67 lb. Munich
.33 lb. Crystal 90
.33 lb. Victory
.13 lb. Chocolate

1 oz. Magnum - 60 min.
1 oz. Cascade - 10 min.
1 oz. Centennial - 10 min.
1 oz. Cascade - 0 min.
1 oz. Centennial - 0 min.

US-05 - SafAle

OG: 1.051
FG: 1.007
ABV: 5.8%

Again, tastes awesome. I'm planning on kegging it a week or so before I hand it over, and pulling a couple pints off it, so at least I get to taste some of it before it's consumed in a few hours by a pile of Toledo Firefighters.. Ah well, at least it's going to a good cause.