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Re: Red Ale / American Red Recipe
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2017, 08:19:38 PM »
My formula for a really red beer is make a basic amber ale (SRM 11-12) with base malt and 40L-75L caramel malt.  Sometimes use another specialty malt like Special Roast, Biscuit, Melanoidin or maybe a second caramel malt.

Then add Midnight Wheat or Roasted Barley or Carafa 3 to get it to 15 SRM.  The amount of dark malt is usually 2-4oz in a 6gal batch.

Use a yeast that will drop really clear or use finings.  If it isn't clear, it won't be red.

This produces a deep red beer every time.



That's pretty much exactly what I've always done - add roasted barley (around 2 oz) to an amber to hit 14-15 SRM, then fine it clear as hell.
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Re: Red Ale / American Red Recipe
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2017, 08:26:36 PM »
This is what happens when a red beer isn't clear



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Re: Red Ale / American Red Recipe
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2017, 09:40:15 PM »
How did it go ?
I'm trying this receipe next week and I scale it down a little bit.

Thanks