Crimson Corps Bulldog Ale – The botched version

IMG_5347   Here we are boys and girls, the recipe for the Crimson Corps Bulldog Ale that I botched on that fateful Brew Day.

As you can probably tell from the color, I don’t think it’s going to come our red, like it’s supposed to be.

You can find the original recipe here on Homebrew Talk. What happened to me was that when I transcribed it into Beersmith, I entered 5 Gallons. Beer smith showed it coming out black, so I adjusted the grain bill to make it red.

After I bought all the grain, I realized that the recipe was for a 10G batch. Once I adjusted that, it looks like it’ll come out yellow. I may brew the correct recipe at a later date, but for now, I’ve got 10 gallons of this. I’m sure it’ll be tasty.


12# Maris Otter (I used Colorado Malting Company’s 2 Row)

4# Vienna Malt

.75# Roasted Barley

.28 Crystal 120

2oz Fuggles at 60 Minutes

1oz Goldings at 15 Minutes

Wyeast 1272 American Ale Yeast (I used this for 5G and 1056 American Ale for 5G)


Mash at 150 Degrees F for 75 Minutes.

I’ll let you know how it comes out.

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2 thoughts on “Crimson Corps Bulldog Ale – The botched version

  1. Found your name and your blog while I was doing some searching for wild hops in colorado springs on google. You had made a post about it on some message board. Anyway I was wondering if you ever did any brewing with the ones you found. I have heard the trail that runs into the air force academy has some growing but I haven’t gone to check it out yet. Might try to brew a batch with them when they are ready. Anyway send in email and maybe we can talk. I’ve been brewing for years. I’m a certified beer judge and part of the Brew Brothers homebew club in town. I always love to chat about beer. Off to put a Tripple recipe together. Cheers – Matt

  2. Hey Matt!

    Thanks for dropping by! I actually didn’t discover the hops until after it was time for harvest, so I never was able to use them. I am planning on playing with them this summer though. The ones I found are in that same area.

    I’ve actually been lurking on the Brew Brother’s mailing list for a couple of months now, I just haven’t had a any free time that coincided with one of your events. I’ll shoot an email off now as a matter of fact 🙂

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