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Best Red X Malt

PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 22:07
by stevej
Has anyone used the above grain, bought 10kg of this base malt was thinking about making a nice Irish ale with loads of Crystal Malt with it

Re: Best Red X Malt

PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 04:48
by mark1964
Welcome. Ive used it to tint a wheat beer but you can use it as 100% of your grain bill for irish ales. If i were making an irish ale the only thing i would add to the red malt is a bit of caragold

Re: Best Red X Malt

PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 07:25
by Bad 'Ed
mark1964 wrote:Welcome. Ive used it to tint a wheat beer but you can use it as 100% of your grain bill for irish ales. If i were making an irish ale the only thing i would add to the red malt is a bit of caragold


Why wouldn't you put crystal in, just for the colouring reasons? I've never heard of this grain before, but assuming it's some kind of red mild grain, you could always use Cara amber /red to keep the colour.

Personally I think a darker crystal could work well (but I'm just guessing at what the base malt it like).

Re: Best Red X Malt

PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 07:33
by mark1964
I find caragold a more mellow grain. Crystal in large amounts gives too much of a toffee taste for me.
It's not a mild grain but a bade malt like pale. It's basically for red beer if you like that sort of thing