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Red X IIPA
« on: March 15, 2016, 02:35:45 AM »
I am finally going to brew with Red X.  I have wanted to for over a year.  Tomorrow I'm brewing a red Imperial IPA.  Those that have used this malt, please chime in on what you think of my malt bill... while I still have time to change it.

13 lbs Red X Malt (12.0 SRM)  59.1 %
6 lbs Pale Ale Malt 2-Row (Briess) (3.5 SRM)  27.3 %
2 lbs Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM)  9.1 %
1 lbs Sugar, Table (Sucrose) (1.0 SRM)
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Re: Red X IIPA
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2016, 03:10:37 AM »
That's going to make for quite a malty IIPA. Red X is in the ballpark of a Light Munich malt in flavor. If you really want to use it in an IIPA, I'd swap out the Munich and Pale ale malt for Pale 2-row or Pilsner malt to keep it from becoming too bread-crusty. I'm also not sure what the effects will be on the color if you have a significant amount of other malt mixed in.
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Re: Red X IIPA
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2016, 03:11:06 AM »
I am finally going to brew with Red X.  I have wanted to for over a year.  Tomorrow I'm brewing a red Imperial IPA.  Those that have used this malt, please chime in on what you think of my malt bill... while I still have time to change it.

13 lbs Red X Malt (12.0 SRM)  59.1 %
6 lbs Pale Ale Malt 2-Row (Briess) (3.5 SRM)  27.3 %
2 lbs Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM)  9.1 %
1 lbs Sugar, Table (Sucrose) (1.0 SRM)

My personal opinion would be to swap the Munich with lighter base malt. Although I like red x, it has sort of a Carmel toffee thing going on which can be pretty potent. Next time I use it I am going 50/50 pils/red x and make up color lost with a small amount of dark roasted grain.

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Re: Red X IIPA
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2016, 03:13:51 AM »
Awesome!  That's what I needed to know.  Thanks guys.  This is what I think I'll try.  It should be red enough.

11 lbs Red X Malt (12.0 SRM) Grain 50.0 %
10 lbs Pilsner Malt (Rahr) (1.7 SRM)  45.5 %
1 lbs Sugar, Table (Sucrose) (1.0 SRM)
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Re: Red X IIPA
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2016, 01:18:28 PM »
My 100% Red X lager is pretty blazing red at an estimated 13 SRM. I like what you have and think you will be more happy with that for a DIPA.
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Re: Red X IIPA
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2016, 05:03:41 PM »
I think you will be happy with that recipe from a flavor standpoint. I've never used Red X lower than maybe 85-90% of the malt bill. I'm not sure if the Pilsner malt may shift the color to the orange a bit, but I think it's worth a shot. Let us know how it turns out!
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Re: Red X IIPA
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2016, 03:10:39 PM »
My 100% Red X lager is pretty blazing red at an estimated 13 SRM.
+1:  Above 14 SRM and I've been of the opinion it's too dark for my goals... on my equipment.

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Re: Red X IIPA
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2016, 04:27:05 PM »
I brewed this yesterday.  I followed the second recipe I posted above: 11 lbs. Red X, 10 lbs. Pilsner.

I like the color but it is not red.  After I taste this iteration I may bumping the ratio to 75% Red X on the next one.

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Re: Red X IIPA
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2016, 05:12:21 PM »
I brewed this yesterday.  I followed the second recipe I posted above: 11 lbs. Red X, 10 lbs. Pilsner.

I like the color but it is not red.  After I taste this iteration I may bumping the ratio to 75% Red X on the next one.



looks good anyway.  FYI- if Red is what you want-IME its 100% thats required. or very high % and some carared for IPA work also.
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Re: Red X IIPA
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2016, 05:16:18 PM »
I have been planning a beer with RedX for a while. I'm thinking 97/3 RedX/C120, 4.5-5% ABV, 20-25 IBU. Mashed low and fermented with 007.

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Re: Red X IIPA
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2016, 05:19:02 PM »
I have been planning a beer with RedX for a while. I'm thinking 97/3 RedX/C120, 4.5-5% ABV, 20-25 IBU. Mashed low and fermented with 007.

sounds great. I love 007..its my english equivalent to 090.
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Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
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Re: Red X IIPA
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2016, 05:25:17 PM »
I brewed this yesterday.  I followed the second recipe I posted above: 11 lbs. Red X, 10 lbs. Pilsner.

I like the color but it is not red.  After I taste this iteration I may bumping the ratio to 75% Red X on the next one.




Looks nice anyway. Nice shade.
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Re: Red X IIPA
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2016, 05:32:14 PM »
Looks nice anyway. Nice shade.

I agree completely!  And if the flavor profile is right on this go-around, then I'm keeping it where it is.

The beer came out right at 1.090.  I'm using US-05, and I used 2 oz. each of Amarillo, Centennial and Columbus on a 30 minute hop stand at 140*.  I'll do the same hops in the same amounts for dry-hopping.  Can't wait to taste it!
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Re: Red X IIPA
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2016, 02:15:14 PM »
I will be kegging my Red X IPA in a few days. This was my recipe

BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Ralph's Ruff and Ready Red
Brewer: Roger
Asst Brewer: Ralph the Wonderdog
Style: Red IPA
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 5.70 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.20 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.059 SG
Estimated Color: 16.6 SRM
Estimated IBU: 54.4 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 75.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
11 lbs                RedX (BestMälz)  (15.2 SRM)              Grain         1        100.0 %       
1.00 oz               Cascade [7.20 %] - Boil 60.0 min         Hop           2        26.8 IBUs     
4.00 oz               Cascade [9.30 %] - Steep/Whirlpool  60.0 Hop           3        27.6 IBUs     
1.0 pkg               American West Coast Ale (Lallemand/Danst Yeast         4        -             


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 11 lbs


My OG was 1.060. I threw my hops in at 170 degrees and let them sit for an hour.
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