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Re: Red X Saison
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2016, 09:48:32 PM »
Interesting you say cherry. It reminds me of a beer I brewed with cherry extract way back in 2006. I was worried I lost all of my mojo.


I noticed the sort of dark fruit/cherry thing, too. Not sure I'll do another at 100% of the grist.
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Re: Red X Saison
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2016, 11:13:18 PM »
Heard back from Stone. 75/25 - Red/2row. I'm still thinking it was my water.

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Re: Red X Saison
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2016, 11:26:50 PM »
Heard back from Stone. 75/25 - Red/2row. I'm still thinking it was my water.


Good info. Thanks.
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Re: Red X Saison
« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2016, 02:49:11 AM »
I generally use about 10% Pils malt in my Red X beers. That seems to be the sweet spot for me to boost fermentability without sacrificing color.
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Re: Red X Saison
« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2016, 01:10:02 AM »
Batch 2 is much better compared to batch one. I modified both the grain bill and water, so I cannot say which of the two made the difference.

I also used 3711 vs Belle. Maybe I'll try Belle again, but so far I'm not impressed.

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Re: Red X Saison
« Reply #20 on: August 25, 2016, 02:42:42 AM »
Batch 2 is much better compared to batch one. I modified both the grain bill and water, so I cannot say which of the two made the difference.

I also used 3711 vs Belle. Maybe I'll try Belle again, but so far I'm not impressed.

Drinking my saison with belle right now. I can't tell a difference between it and 3711 but I am not a regular saison brewer. Finished at 1.001 which I appreciate. It seems that some think it is exactly like 3711 and others think it is far inferior.

Did you go with a 75/25 red x to pale?
« Last Edit: August 25, 2016, 02:50:03 AM by goschman »
On Tap/Bottled: Maibock, Spiced Copper, Iliff IPA, G Pils

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Re: Red X Saison
« Reply #21 on: August 25, 2016, 03:41:22 PM »
I've only brewed with Red X once in an Imperial IPA and didn't like it.  It tasted flabby (to use a wine term), under attenuated, and had that cherry flavor that clashed with the hops.  A friend of mine came over one day and said he really liked it - I sent it all home with him.

My grain bill:
11 lbs Red X Malt (12.0 SRM) 1 50.0 %
10 lbs Pilsner Malt (Rahr) (1.7 SRM) 45.5 %
1 lbs Sugar, Table (Sucrose) (1.0 SRM)  4.5 %
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