I brewed a Red X Saison and I am super disappointed with it. I wanted to see what others have done. Recipe below.
Came out way too malty and finished a bit high even with a mash temp of 145 for 90min. Has metallic taste as well which I don't know where it came from. Saison character was pretty much lost behind the malt.
Target mash pH was 5.3, so maybe I should have targeted 5.4+? I did a side by side with a tiny pinch of baking soda and it was better, but still not anything special.
90% Red X
10% wheat malt
20 ibu of Santium at 60
1.045 - 1.009 - 4.5% ABV
Next batch I will likely add some Pils and increase he wheat. Maybe 50/30/20 - Red/Pils/Wheat malt. May even add some simple sugars.
Red X is a super powerful malt in my opinion. I brewed a 100% Red x lager and eventually grew to like it but it took months. I got really poor attenuation for what I am used to with 34/70.
My plan for the beer is to pretty much do what you are thinking; 50/50 pils to red x with some roasted malt to make up the color.