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Re: Red X malt (Best Malz)
« Reply #30 on: April 02, 2014, 04:11:08 PM »
Can you comment on the flavor?  Is it like Munich?  Looks awesome.  Thinking about doing a beer with this malt and 10% rye.

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Re: Red X malt (Best Malz)
« Reply #31 on: April 02, 2014, 07:26:21 PM »
Ive only sampled a 50% red x wort. The beer will be ready in a couple weeks. Cant wait to taste. Wort wise its dryer than munich in my opinion. Grainier, less sweet and smooth. It made an awesom scotchie though.

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Re: Red X malt (Best Malz)
« Reply #32 on: April 10, 2014, 07:10:45 AM »
Can you comment on the flavor?  Is it like Munich?  Looks awesome.  Thinking about doing a beer with this malt and 10% rye.

Rich, smooth, lots of dextrin, some minor burnt sugar notes, some brown sugar… the beer we made with it is essentially a Red IPA so I can't pull every malt nuance out since there is a ton of Mosaic/Centennial/Citra all over it as well :)

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Re: Red X malt (Best Malz)
« Reply #33 on: May 01, 2014, 10:59:21 AM »
Can you comment on the flavor?  Is it like Munich?  Looks awesome.  Thinking about doing a beer with this malt and 10% rye.
That sounds really good. I read your post about that over in the Rex X thread on HomeBrewTalk and wanted to comment, but decided not to. I just ordered 10lbs of Red X, looking forward to brewing a 100% Red X Czech lager. I should've ordered more, I could've brewed a Red Rye lager.
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Re: Red X malt (Best Malz)
« Reply #34 on: May 01, 2014, 11:07:03 AM »
Can you comment on the flavor?  Is it like Munich?  Looks awesome.  Thinking about doing a beer with this malt and 10% rye.
That sounds really good. I read your post about that over in the Rex X thread on HomeBrewTalk and wanted to comment, but decided not to. I just ordered 10lbs of Red X, looking forward to brewing a 100% Red X Czech lager. I should've ordered more, I could've brewed a Red Rye lager.

I want to try it too, to compare against Munich.  Sounds pretty interesting. Love the color.
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Re: Red X malt (Best Malz)
« Reply #35 on: May 12, 2014, 06:26:10 AM »
Does anybody know what the diastatic power of Red X is?
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Re: Red X malt (Best Malz)
« Reply #36 on: May 12, 2014, 09:32:15 AM »
I tried to find it, couldn't. What are you planning on doing? They say it will convert itself at 100%. I would probably not try to use it to convert an adjunct though.

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Re: Red X malt (Best Malz)
« Reply #37 on: May 12, 2014, 10:24:21 AM »
I tried to find it, couldn't. What are you planning on doing? They say it will convert itself at 100%. I would probably not try to use it to convert an adjunct though.
Doing a Red Rye IPA 19lbs Red X, 4lbs flaked rye, 2 lbs Carared.  Maybe I'll just swap 4 lbs of the Red x, for Best Pils.  It has a diastatic power of over 200!
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Re: Red X malt (Best Malz)
« Reply #38 on: May 12, 2014, 10:50:52 AM »
There ya go.

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Re: Red X malt (Best Malz)
« Reply #39 on: May 12, 2014, 10:54:40 AM »
I tried to find it, couldn't. What are you planning on doing? They say it will convert itself at 100%. I would probably not try to use it to convert an adjunct though.
Doing a Red Rye IPA 19lbs Red X, 4lbs flaked rye, 2 lbs Carared.  Maybe I'll just swap 4 lbs of the Red x, for Best Pils.  It has a diastatic power of over 200!

1 or 2 lbs would be enough.
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Re: Red X malt (Best Malz)
« Reply #40 on: May 12, 2014, 11:33:36 AM »
I tried to find it, couldn't. What are you planning on doing? They say it will convert itself at 100%. I would probably not try to use it to convert an adjunct though.
Doing a Red Rye IPA 19lbs Red X, 4lbs flaked rye, 2 lbs Carared.  Maybe I'll just swap 4 lbs of the Red x, for Best Pils.  It has a diastatic power of over 200!

If you used rye malt instead of flaked rye, everything would convert itself.
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Re: Red X malt (Best Malz)
« Reply #41 on: May 12, 2014, 02:09:55 PM »
I tried to find it, couldn't. What are you planning on doing? They say it will convert itself at 100%. I would probably not try to use it to convert an adjunct though.
Doing a Red Rye IPA 19lbs Red X, 4lbs flaked rye, 2 lbs Carared.  Maybe I'll just swap 4 lbs of the Red x, for Best Pils.  It has a diastatic power of over 200!
A DP over 200 for a Continental malt? I would think that maybe that is the WK index not degrees Lintner. 6 row is in the 160-180 degrees Lintner range.
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Re: Red X malt (Best Malz)
« Reply #42 on: May 13, 2014, 09:42:24 AM »
A DP over 200 for a Continental malt? I would think that maybe that is the WK index not degrees Lintner. 6 row is in the 160-180 degrees Lintner range.
Oops, you are right, my bad.  The pils is 250 WK/74 Lintner.
I found out the Red X is 225 WK/68 Lintner.  I think I'm going to go with the Rye Malt anyway since my LHBS has both.
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Re: Red X malt (Best Malz)
« Reply #43 on: May 13, 2014, 09:50:43 AM »
A DP over 200 for a Continental malt? I would think that maybe that is the WK index not degrees Lintner. 6 row is in the 160-180 degrees Lintner range.
Oops, you are right, my bad.  The pils is 250 WK/74 Lintner.
I found out the Red X is 225 WK/68 Lintner.  I think I'm going to go with the Rye Malt anyway since my LHBS has both.

I like rye malt better than flaked. I think it avoids some of the unpleasant phenolic character (plasticy) while still giving a nice spice.
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Re: Red X malt (Best Malz)
« Reply #44 on: May 13, 2014, 11:26:03 AM »
I like rye malt better than flaked. I think it avoids some of the unpleasant phenolic character (plasticy) while still giving a nice spice.

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