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morrissey1977

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Red Ale - SUGGESTIONS
« on: April 22, 2009, 02:36:45 PM »
I am going to brew my first Red Ale tomorrow when I get home form work. I feel I have a good recipe to work from but I am curious to see what key ingredients others have used to make a GOOD red ale.

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Offline tommiwommi

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Re: Red Ale - SUGGESTIONS
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2009, 11:55:03 PM »
I have a secrect love for munich malt and goldings finish hops... my 2 cents ;)

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Re: Red Ale - SUGGESTIONS
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2009, 06:47:52 AM »
How Red? Most of my light-as in not dark beers are orangeish red.  Specifically my IPA and APA are that way.
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Re: Red Ale - SUGGESTIONS
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2009, 05:31:19 AM »
Since Irish Red is usually malty and only medium attenuated, a small amount of roasted barley helps dry out the finish and provide some of the red tones.  Melanoidan malt also is quite red. 

morrissey1977

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Re: Red Ale - SUGGESTIONS
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2009, 03:57:12 PM »
Thanks for the advise...for my 5 gal batch I used 6 gal of pale 2 row and steeped in 1 lb of crystal 60L and .25 lb of roasted barley...looks really nice post 24 hrs. Bubbleing well.