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Red IPA?
« on: November 23, 2013, 11:40:17 PM »
I'd like to brew a red IPA (5 gal. batch).  I've got a hop schedule planned, but I'm not sure what type of malt(s) I need to get that killer red color.  Any suggestions would be great.  Thanks.

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Re: Red IPA?
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2013, 12:05:32 AM »
I've tried carared.

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Re: Red IPA?
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2013, 12:08:42 AM »
Hit send too quick. Carared is supposed to do the trick. I don't care for it. Someone suggested a couple ounces of black patent and that's the one I like best. Maybe post your grain bill so folks can suggest

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Re: Red IPA?
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2013, 12:16:00 AM »
I don't really have any grain bill planned.  I had planned on using some Great Western 2-row as a base malt and a pound or two of Maris Otter.  Besides that, I'm up for any suggestions.

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Re: Red IPA?
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2013, 12:26:30 AM »
Ooosh, grain bill by committee lol. I'd go 6lbs 2R, 6lbs MO, 1lb C40, 2oz black patent and mash 2:1 at 148-150°

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Re: Red IPA?
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2013, 12:31:57 AM »
Won't the Black Patent add astringency or roastiness?  Would 2 oz. of de-bittered black work?

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Re: Red IPA?
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2013, 12:36:23 AM »
I suppose but two ounces against 13 lbs, doubt it will bring any flavor to the mix. You can also steep the roast in your sparge water, eyeballing for the color you want.

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Re: Red IPA?
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2013, 02:49:07 AM »
2-4oz. of a lighter colored roasted barley would be better than the Black Patent IMO.
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Re: Red IPA?
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2013, 05:36:08 AM »
Carafa III Special

This roasted malt is dehusked.  It is very similar to a debittered black malt. No ASS-hy taste....
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Re: Red IPA?
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2013, 07:01:22 AM »
Carafa III Special

This roasted malt is dehusked.  It is very similar to a debittered black malt. No ASS-hy taste....

This, or midnight wheat.
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Re: Red IPA?
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2013, 07:16:12 AM »
FWIW, I've used 1 or 2 oz of roasted barley along with some C60 to make a red-colored beer many times, and you won't pick up roastiness from that amount . Just throw it in at sparge, no worries.
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