Dundalk Irish
Specifics
General Information
Method: Extract

Think of Dundalk Heavy as an overgrown Irish session ale: the color of old mahogany, rounded and full in the mouth easing into an off-dry and slightly biscuity finish. Throughout you will find overtones of butter toffee, juicy malt, and tree fruit with glimmerings of ruby port, earth, and ground coffee.

The inspiration for this deep garnet ale was actually called a barley wine, even though it weighed in at quite a bit less than you'd expect for a beer of that name. That's “weighed” in the past tense because the powers that be gobbled up a small brewery in Kilkenny, moved this beer to Dundalk, and then did away with it altogether. Nice work, European corporate brewing industry. Looks like it's up to us again, homebrewers.

Nomenclature aside, think of Dundalk Heavy as an overgrown Irish session ale: the color of old mahogany, rounded and full in the mouth easing into an off-dry and slightly biscuity finish. Throughout you will find overtones of butter toffee, juicy malt, and tree fruit with glimmerings of ruby port, earth, and ground coffee. Raise a pint or four to brewing your own and keeping the dream alive: Slainte!

This is one of the two brews that will be served at the 2010 Answerport Holiday Party.

Scale Recipe
Enter desired final yield (volume):
 gallons  
Extract
12.00 pounds LME - Golden 77.4% of grist
2.00 pounds DME - Light 12.9% of grist
14.00 pounds Total Extract Weight 90.3% of grist
Reference
Malts and Grains
Adjuncts
2.00 pounds Dextrose (Corn Sugar)  
Non-Fermentables
1 tablet Whirlfloc @ 15 minutes  
Reference
Hops
Boil
Total Boil Time: 60 minutes
Reference
Yeast
Name: British Cask Ale
Manufacturer: Wyeast
Product ID: 1026
Type: Ale
Flocculation: Medium
Attenuation: 75%
Temperature Range: 63–72°F
Amount: 2000 ml
Equipment Profile

Brew Pot (19 Gal)

Batch Size: 10 gallons Boil Volume: 12 gallons
Evaporation Rate: 9% per hour Mash Tun Dead Space: gallons
Efficiency: 75% Mash Tun Weight: pounds
Hop Utilization: 100% Mash Tun Volume: gallons
Loss: gallons Mash Tun Specific Heat:
Notes:

19 gallon setup for extract brewing.  Full size boil of the 12+ gallons of wort.

Water Profile

Ice Mountain Natural Spring Water

Calicum: 28 ppm
Bicarbonate: 87.5 ppm
Sulfate: 6.5 ppm
Chloride: 2 ppm
Sodium: 2.8 ppm
Magnesium: 10 ppm
PH: 6.6%
Fermentation
Primary: 14 days @ 68° F
Secondary: 19 days @ 68° F
Tasting Reviews
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Bottle Label
The Dundalk Irish Label
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