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Red Ale with Apple Pie extract recipe
« on: September 21, 2017, 08:34:00 AM »
So I have been gifted some apple pie extract from a flavoring company (can't name them).  So I wanted to make a 3 gallon test batch with this.  I was thinking of doing BIAB for this.  I want to make it a bright red or candy apple colored brew.  Would I be best using RedX Malt or Carared?  Or something else?  I dont know what hops I'll use either, I just want to make the focus of the brew on the apple pie extract. any help in the recipe would be appreciated

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Re: Red Ale with Apple Pie extract recipe
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2017, 05:40:32 AM »
sounds tasty!!

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Re: Red Ale with Apple Pie extract recipe
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2017, 07:51:35 AM »
I hope it will be tasty.  Just dont know what grain bill lol

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Re: Red Ale with Apple Pie extract recipe
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2017, 06:54:32 PM »
I think it all depends on how malty you want it. Red x has worked well for me to get deep red tones but in my experience anything at 50% of the grist or more will contribute to a pretty uniquely malty beer. I think carared and a small amount of roasted malt may be the way to go.
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Re: Red Ale with Apple Pie extract recipe
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2017, 01:12:18 AM »
I think it all depends on how malty you want it. Red x has worked well for me to get deep red tones but in my experience anything at 50% of the grist or more will contribute to a pretty uniquely malty beer. I think carared and a small amount of roasted malt may be the way to go.

I agree with this. Red X is the only way to get a true red color from grain alone, but it has a deep maltiness that only fits a handful of styles. The color and flavor are both distinct and are married together. Red X is a one-trick pony that works exceptionally well withing a rather narrow flavor spectrum.

Unless you're looking for a serious malt bomb, then CaraRed and some roast barley are probably better suited to a broader variety of styles. I'm thinking you'd want a rather neutral base recipe to let the flavoring show through. Something like an Irish Red Ale for a base style would be pretty good, I think.
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Re: Red Ale with Apple Pie extract recipe
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2017, 06:14:54 AM »
I think it all depends on how malty you want it. Red x has worked well for me to get deep red tones but in my experience anything at 50% of the grist or more will contribute to a pretty uniquely malty beer. I think carared and a small amount of roasted malt may be the way to go.

I agree with this. Red X is the only way to get a true red color from grain alone, but it has a deep maltiness that only fits a handful of styles. The color and flavor are both distinct and are married together. Red X is a one-trick pony that works exceptionally well withing a rather narrow flavor spectrum.

Unless you're looking for a serious malt bomb, then CaraRed and some roast barley are probably better suited to a broader variety of styles. I'm thinking you'd want a rather neutral base recipe to let the flavoring show through. Something like an Irish Red Ale for a base style would be pretty good, I think.


I agree, too. I like Red X in principle, but just can't find many beers where I want to use a large amount of it. High sulfate levels do help offset some of the 'malt bomb' character when using it in high %.
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Re: Red Ale with Apple Pie extract recipe
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2017, 01:36:39 PM »
As it happens I just kegged my Oktoberfest today and it's probably the reddest beer I've ever brewed. 6.5% CaraRed and 0.5% black patent, the base being Pils/Munich.
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Re: Red Ale with Apple Pie extract recipe
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2017, 04:30:40 AM »
not for color, but what about throwing some oat in the mix?

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Re: Red Ale with Apple Pie extract recipe
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2017, 07:20:12 AM »
im definitely looking for light malt flavor.   What do you think of a combo of 2 row, carared, a touch of roasted malt.  Would vienna help since it does add orange which might go well with the carared ?

Im going to do this as a BIAB batch to get a finished 3 gallons of beer since I don't want to do a full 5 gallon batch for a test batch.

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Re: Red Ale with Apple Pie extract recipe
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2017, 06:54:49 PM »
I think it all depends on how malty you want it. Red x has worked well for me to get deep red tones but in my experience anything at 50% of the grist or more will contribute to a pretty uniquely malty beer. I think carared and a small amount of roasted malt may be the way to go.

I agree with this. Red X is the only way to get a true red color from grain alone, but it has a deep maltiness that only fits a handful of styles. The color and flavor are both distinct and are married together. Red X is a one-trick pony that works exceptionally well withing a rather narrow flavor spectrum.

Unless you're looking for a serious malt bomb, then CaraRed and some roast barley are probably better suited to a broader variety of styles. I'm thinking you'd want a rather neutral base recipe to let the flavoring show through. Something like an Irish Red Ale for a base style would be pretty good, I think.

im definitely think subtle malt profile because I only want the apple pie flavoring to come out.   I think im going 2-row, vienna, carared, touch of carafa III