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Malt-Forward Imperial Red Ale HomeBrew Recipe

Malt-Forward Imperial Red Ale
Malt-Forward Imperial Red Ale
Malt-Forward Imperial Red Ale


Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: 5 Gallons
Beer Style: Imperial Red Ale
Target ABV: 8.2%
Target IBUs: 55
Recipe Type:
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Posted March 4, 2014 by


All Grain Malty Imperial Red Ale Recipe

Profile: HomeBrew recipe for a Malt-Forward Imperial Red Ale. Full-bodied deep red ale with flavors of sweet caramel, toasted malts, light roast, and citrusy hops. Malty finish with medium hop bitterness.



12 lbs Maris Otter

4 lbs Munich Light Malt

12 oz. Crystal 70

6 oz. CaraRed

4 oz. CaraMunich

2 oz. Roasted Barley


1 oz. Columbus 15%a, 60 minutes

1/2 oz. Centennial 10%a, 30 minutes

1/2 oz. Simcoe 13%a, 15 minutes

YeastWhite Labs WLP001 California Yeast or Wyeast 1056 American Ale


Mash all grains for 1 hour at 152 degrees.

Sparge at 170 degrees.

One hour boil with hop regimen above.

Ferment at 63-68 degrees.

Rack to keg or secondary and age for 6-7 weeks.

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