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Reddiculous – Imperial Red Ale Recipe

imperial red ale
imperial red ale
imperial red ale


Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: 5 Gallons
Beer Style: Imperial Red Ale
Target ABV: 9.0%
Target IBUs: 85
Recipe Type:
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Posted May 17, 2013 by


All Grain HomeBrew Imperial Red Ale Recipe

Profile: HomeBrew recipe for an Imperial Red Ale, modeled after Velvet Hammer by Peticolas Brewing. Medium, almost-full bodied, with notes of toasted malt, caramel malts, and citrusy hops. Solid backbone of malt in the middle, with a highly bitter, but smooth finish.



15 lbs 2-Row Pale Malt

1.5 lb. Munich

12 oz. Crystal 70

4 oz. Crystal 120

2 oz. Roasted Barley (for coloring)


2 oz. Centennial 10%a, 60 minutes

1 oz. Simcoe 13%a, 30 minutes

1 oz. Centennial 10%a, 20 minutes

1/2 oz. Centennial 10%a, flameout

1/2 oz. Simcoe 13%a, flameout

Yeast: White Labs WLP001 California Yeast or Wyeast 1056 American Ale

Dry-Hops: 1 oz. Simcoe (whole leaf)


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 6-8 weeks. Add dry hops for the last 7 days.

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    Love this style of beer!


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