February 15, 2011

Rinn Duin Red Ale

This past weekend, we brewed our St. Patty's Day batch of (newly named) Rinn Duin Red Ale!  After finding out that our thermometer was about 10 degrees off (oops!), we recalibrated it and made some other minor tweaks to the recipe.
Now that we're mashing and sparging at the correct temps, we feel so much better!  We hit all of our temperatures (mash in, mash out, sparging) dead on, and the initial gravity is almost exactly what was predicted!  The color is an incredible deep red the taste is great!  Not too bad for a windy, brisk day in February (yep, we even brew in the snow...)

Get your pint glasses ready, St. Patty's Day is only 5 weeks away!