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Red Ales?!?!
« on: April 24, 2010, 12:13:33 PM »
My friend and I were wondering what is put into Red Ales to give them there reddish tint.  Can anyone help us with this, cause we were looking to make one.

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Re: Red Ales?!?!
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2010, 12:48:49 PM »
I use carared malt.  15-20% gives you a nice reddish copper color.  An oz. or so of roast barley can do that, too. 
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Re: Red Ales?!?!
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2010, 01:57:27 PM »
I have not used the cara-red but that is probably the best choice. But if you are willing to experiment some you can add just a small amount of roasted malt/barley/carafa special (huskless) to get a red color, plus a malt such as Cara Vienne or crystal 40L.
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Re: Red Ales?!?!
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2010, 08:45:41 PM »
1-2 oz of Carafa II or III Special will give a great red color and VERY little flavor.
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