This is from an American brewery, it's the kind of recipe that I find useful when looking for things to adapt to my tastes. I might mix in some American hops with the English, for example. Maybe reduce the crystal, or replace some crystal with crystal rye or something else. 

"Red Hydrant has earned Las Vegas’ Big Dog’s Brewing three Great American Beer Festival medals: gold in 2006 and 2010 and silver in 2012. Big Dog’s describes this beer as rich with caramel malts and a hint of English hops with notes of toffee and toasted malt."


  • For 19 litres
  • 4kg US 2-row malt (I'd maybe use lager malt)
  • 450g Simpson's T50 Crystal malt (130 EBC)
  • 250g Simpson's Amber malt
  • 225g Simpson's Medium Crystal (167-190 EBC)
  • 70g Simpson's Roasted barley
  • 14g Kent Goldings hops, 5% a.a. (60 min)
  • 14g Kent Goldings hops, 5% a.a. (30 min)
  • 7g English Fuggles hops, 5.9% a.a. (30 min)
  • 14g English Fuggles hops, 5.9% a.a. (0 min)
  • Wyeast 1272 yeast


  • Original Gravity: 1.056
  • Final Gravity: 1.014
  • ABV: 5.5%


Conduct a single infusion mash at 154° F.

Conduct a 60 minute boil, following the hop additions as listed in the ingredients.

Ferment at 68° F.

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