Aiming for a red/amber ale.
20g @ 60
30g whirlpool for 20min
50g dry hop for 5 days
I'm aiming for around the 1.050ish mark and unsure to go all red x or mix with 1kg of golden promise but will I lose clarity of the red with the mix of golden promise?
I hate to say it, but if you want bright red, you want to use 100% Red X for the best results. And if you want a lot of hop character you should use less than 30% Red X for the best results. I've been working on a hoppy red lager since Red X was first released, and I've written it off as a lost cause. Red X is just too malty rich to let hops shine through to the extent I hoped.
At 20% of the grain bill, the beer should still be mostly red, but there will be shades of orange or brown. I've only gotten that brilliant ruby color with 100% Red X, and it needs to be crystal clear.
For a point of reference, my last Red X beer was 83% Red X and 17% flaked corn. I used 6 oz (~180g) of hops in a 1-hour whirlpool (2.5 gallon/10L batch). The hops were noticeable, but had no pop or brightness to them. The beer isn't bad, but make sure you set your expectations properly if you use Red X as a base for a hoppy beer.