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Offline chumba22

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need advice here
« on: June 27, 2011, 02:19:23 PM »
I want to make a red rye Im doing all grain
what can i use to give my beer a redish/amber color
thanks
Rob

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Re: need advice here
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2011, 02:34:26 PM »
here is what i have so far
pale malt 2 row
rye malt or should i use flakes
cara plis

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Re: need advice here
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2011, 06:34:51 AM »
chumba22,
                http://www.northernbrewer.com/documentation/allgrain/AG-IrishRed.pdf Is this the style of beer your doing? Look to these ingredients to get an idea. Red is just a pale brown (almost).
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Re: need advice here
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2011, 07:59:35 AM »
I agree with the "Red is just a pale brown" comment...  Weyermann has a CaraRed malt, claims to give a red hue.  I haven't used it yet, but I really like Weyermann malts so far:

http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/brewing-ingredients/grain-malts/caramel-malts/weyermann-carared.html

There are a ton of chats about the CaraRed if you search for it in google...

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Re: need advice here
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2011, 10:36:59 AM »
Melanoidin also gives a red hue.  As does roasted barley but you can't use much without that flavor coming thru.

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Re: need advice here
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2011, 12:54:36 PM »
beet juice? don't use too much or it might taste funny though  :P

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Re: need advice here
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2011, 01:48:28 PM »
you will want malts like crystal 120 and some crystal 40. You could also add a little roasted barley or light pale chocolate.

Offline Inzane

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Re: need advice here
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2011, 02:24:03 PM »
Carared? Gives a really good red colour...