Smithwick’s Irish RED ALE Clone pours dark cooper color (almost soda color) with a sweet malty smell. It has a sweet malty taste that stays all the way through. Overall a nice Irish ale that was easy to drink and pleasant.
5 Gallon yield, malt extract recipe
7.75 lbs Pale Malt Extract
8 oz. Special B malt, milled (for steeping)
3.5 oz. Roast Barley
1 oz. Tettnang hop pellets for bittering (AA=5-6%)
1 oz. Fuggle hop pellets for aroma
Irish Ale Yeast (WLP004) or your favorite ale yeast
Heat 2-3 gallons of water to 165 degrees. Turn off heat and steep the milled grains in a muslin or nylon bag for 10-15 minutes, then remove the grains and bring the liquid to a boil. Turn off heat and stir in the malt extracts until completely dissolved. Return to a boil, set a timer for 60 minutes, and add the Tettnang hops. When there are 5 minutes remaining on the timer, add the Fuggle hops.After boiling, cool to 80 degrees or less and top up with water to just over 5 gallons before pitching the yeast. Aerate well and ferment at 68-70 degrees Fahrenheit.
O.G. = 1.055
F.G. = 1.016
ABV = 5.1%