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Check out the color
« on: March 05, 2016, 06:37:23 PM »
I am doing a SMaSH brew with Red-X and Cascade hops.

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Re: Check out the color
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2016, 06:58:47 PM »
I am doing a SMaSH brew with Red-X and Cascade hops.



Looks great!  Please post the finished beer too.  I've been interested in doing a Red X beer for some time.
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Re: Check out the color
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2016, 07:23:36 PM »
Will do.
Stone has a Red X IPA that is spectacular. It is a seasonal released Feb 1st. It is called Pataskala Red. They used Cascade, Amarillo, and Mosaic hops. It is interesting because at the finish you can taste the malt along with the bitter from the  hops. It is absolutely delicious. After having one of those I bought a sack of Red X.
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Re: Check out the color
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2016, 07:31:10 PM »
I have a 100% red x lager on now. It has developed into a decent beer but the Red x has a distinct caramel character to it that I don't care for that much. I thought maybe it was just my beer but my buddy used it in a red ipa and I could pick out the same malt character. Next time I use it, I am going to split it 50/50 with pilsner and get color back with roasted malt.

The color it makes is amazing though...
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Re: Check out the color
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2016, 08:36:20 PM »
I am doing a SMaSH brew with Red-X and Cascade hops.



Wow!  That is absolutely beautiful.  I like a good redhead from time to time!

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Re: Check out the color
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2016, 08:42:19 PM »
Yeah, pretty wort.
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Re: Check out the color
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2016, 09:55:53 PM »
Looks good. Adding a length of tubing to your barb will actually help it run better. Just saying.

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Re: Check out the color
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2016, 10:38:58 PM »
Looks good. Adding a length of tubing to your barb will actually help it run better. Just saying.

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Re: Check out the color
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2016, 05:15:10 PM »
Looks good. Adding a length of tubing to your barb will actually help it run better. Just saying.
Just look at that HSA action!

Yeah, pretty looking wort. I've brewed with 100% Red X once, it was an interesting malt. I've been meaning to try it again.
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Re: Check out the color
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2016, 02:46:54 AM »
When I first started reading this forum there was a long thread on hot side areation. The consensus was it was a debunked myth. Someone even put up a link to a pod cast with John Palmer in it. In that podcast he said yes he mentioned it in his book but it really is not an issue. I have been brewing for a few years this way and have yet to ever have any issues.
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« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2016, 02:58:45 AM »
I wouldn't worry about HSA. I'm with you that it is a non-issue. Adding tubing to the nipple works better physically. It provides more suction and will drain more completely.

Try it yourself. Fill your kettle with 3 gallons of water and drain it with a length of tubing and without tubing. It's a night and day difference.

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Re: Check out the color
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2016, 03:23:50 AM »
I wouldn't worry about HSA. I'm with you that it is a non-issue. Adding tubing to the nipple works better physically. It provides more suction and will drain more completely.

Try it yourself. Fill your kettle with 3 gallons of water and drain it with a length of tubing and without tubing. It's a night and day difference.

I have a length of tubing I use to clear stuck sparges. I will try it next time I brew.
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Re: Check out the color
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2016, 04:01:26 PM »
Yeah, I was kidding about the hot side aeration. I don't worry much about it either. I try to not agitate the wort too much post boil until it gets down to about 100F or so, I starter stirring a bit more to facilitate chilling. But even then, it's probably nothing. But it's easy enough to avoid, so why not...
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Re: Check out the color
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2016, 04:02:34 PM »
I don't worry much about HSA, but the steps to prevent it are so easy that I take them anyway.  Adding a piece of tubing for the runoff is cheap and easy...why not do it?
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Re: Check out the color
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2016, 06:24:38 PM »
The reason I quit using my tubing some time back was because I had a lot of problems with stuck sparges. With the tubing off I could easily see when my runnings were slowing down. However I seem to have overcome the stuck sparge problem when I went to thinner mashes.
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