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Re: Cara Red .... it ain't red
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2011, 08:16:55 PM »
Major,

If you look for the color try Caramunich II.
That will give you nice reddish color.
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Re: Cara Red .... it ain't red
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2011, 06:56:00 AM »
I might try that. I didn't really want a lot of raisin character though.

Will try and post pic soon. May be tomorrow though.
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Re: Cara Red .... it ain't red
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2011, 08:12:01 PM »
funny, I was just about to say that I just brewed my fest yesterday with a small amount of carared and it definitely had a red hue to it (though orangey-amber overall) but I also used  a similar amount of Caramunich II - now I don't know which caused it...
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Re: Cara Red .... it ain't red
« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2011, 11:24:39 AM »
Sorry it took so long. Being on dial up at home and spotty internet reception at the brewery causes me to have isssues with images.



« Last Edit: August 08, 2011, 11:32:43 AM by majorvices »
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Re: Cara Red .... it ain't red
« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2011, 08:28:23 PM »
Looking pretty red.

If you do not want to have any taste from it try domestic C40 to C60.
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Re: Cara Red .... it ain't red
« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2011, 04:42:27 AM »
Nice reddish amber color.
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Re: Cara Red .... it ain't red
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2011, 06:09:16 AM »
I'll probably be ready to rack this thing already today or tomorrow. I think I way over pitched. Split two better bottles between WL500 and the Wyeast French saison strain. Regardless, I'll give an update once it is carbonated. It's been a long time since I used this much crystal malt.
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Re: Cara Red .... it ain't red
« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2011, 06:15:53 AM »
Sounds like a tasty recipe with those yeasts. I'll be curious to see how far down that saison strain will take it with the crystal malt.
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Re: Cara Red .... it ain't red
« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2011, 09:16:55 AM »
kegged this today - WLP500 yeast finished at 1.009. Fr. Saison yeast finished at 1.004. Both are pleasant beers, not sure which one I like best yet. I'll geta  better feel once they are carbbed up.
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Re: Cara Red .... it ain't red
« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2011, 11:36:01 AM »
Sounds good! What did we learn then?
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Re: Cara Red .... it ain't red
« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2011, 11:42:07 AM »
I brewed an Irish red ale a couple of years ago and put 1/2 pound of black patent on top of the mash when I stated sparging.  It turned the beer a beautiful copper red without any roast flavors.
I'd really just rather be brewing in sunny Carlsbad New Mexico

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Re: Cara Red .... it ain't red
« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2011, 11:43:05 AM »
kegged this today - WLP500 yeast finished at 1.009. Fr. Saison yeast finished at 1.004. Both are pleasant beers, not sure which one I like best yet. I'll geta  better feel once they are carbbed up.

Ya know, there's a way I could help you decide....;)
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Re: Cara Red .... it ain't red
« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2011, 01:00:43 PM »
Awesome deny!! What time should I pick you up at the airport?  8)
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Re: Cara Red .... it ain't red
« Reply #28 on: August 15, 2011, 01:37:20 PM »
Awesome deny!! What time should I pick you up at the airport?  8)

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Re: Cara Red .... it ain't red
« Reply #29 on: August 15, 2011, 01:50:55 PM »
I don't think any will be left by then.
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