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7 Mile Red Ale

Author/Submitted by: Karl Lutzen
Servings: 54
Categories: Alcoholic Beverages / Ale / Brewing

6 5/8  pounds  Northwestern amber malt extr
3/4  pound  60 degree l crystal malt
2 1/2  ounces  Fuggles hop plugs (4.6% alph
1  ounce  Cascades whole leaf hops. (5
1  package  Glen-brew ale yeast

Steep crystal malt for 30 minutes in 150 degree water. Sparge into brew pot of hot water and add malt extract. Bring to boil and add 1 ounce Fuggles. 20 minutes later add another ounce. At the 40 minute mark, toss in the final half ounce of fuggles. (Almost threw in a full ounce, but after tasting wort, decided against it---plenty bitter at this point.) Turn off heat and add Cascades. Stirred down the hops slowly and let sit for about 10 minutes. Strain all into fermenter containing ice water. Cooled. Pitched yeast. Single stage ferment. Keg, and age a few days. I came up with the name when helping install a phone system and after the job was done, I had pulled over seven miles of phone line...ugh! It's a good ale, but not the "Great Ale" that I'm still looking for...maybe it's in the fermenter now? Original Gravity: 1.044 Final Gravity: 1.010 Primary Ferment: 10 days

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