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Old 04-20-2012, 03:54 AM   #1
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Default little help on a simple recipe please

like I said its a very simple basic recipe, will this be red? Kinda need it to be red, and any suggestions on it? I don't mind if your critical, actually I'd appreciate it, but please be constructive about it, I realize the recipe is basic, I'm only on my 3rd batch of homebrew and this is my first recipe of my own thanks

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6.6 lbs Northwestern Weizen LME
4 oz Black Barley (Stout) (this should make it red right?)

Hops

1 oz Fuggle at 30 min
1 oz Czech Saaz 5 min

Yeast

Safbrew WB-06 Dry Yeast

Secondary 7 days

1 tbsp seeds of paradise
4 oz blood orange juice
6 dried blood orange peels

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Old 04-20-2012, 04:27 AM   #2
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Northwestern Weizen LME specs: 6-10*L, 79% solids
Alone, produces an SRM around 7.5 (brownish tan/yellow)

+ Hugh Baird Black Roasted Barley: 500*L
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Estimated final SRM = 17.3 (brick-red with tan/brown tints)

The other ingredients shouldn't influence color much (maybe some more red tones from the blood oranges, but yeast can scrub out a lot of fruit colors). What sort of end flavor are you shooting for here? If you only want the color contribution, but not the flavor, you should take a look at the de-husked and de-bittered Carafa malts from Weyermann...provide intense color without flavor contribution.

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Old 04-20-2012, 04:32 AM   #3
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like darkbrood is asking: what flavor do you want? you can use 8 lbs 2-row and 1/2 lb chocolate, and it'll be red, but i ain't gonna drink it... do you want a good irish red?

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Old 04-20-2012, 04:38 AM   #4
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I like the flavor how it is suppose.. I did this one before without the black barley and without the czech saaz(just the fuggles) and it came out good alot of friends enjoyed it, but I felt it didn't have BIG flavor it was kinda plain "SUMMER WHEAT"ish I guess, I saw some other posts on here about people turning their beer red with black roasted barley so I added that to the recipe but wanted to gets some opinions before I brewed it on what thats going to do to the flavor

needs to be red for a themed party

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Old 04-20-2012, 04:40 AM   #5
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So dark brood your saying the Hugh Baird Black Roasted Barley: 500*L
will make it "brick red?" that actually could really work was kinda going for "blood red" but brick red seems red enough

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If you want to play around with it, there are a few different color calculators scattered around the web....or you could give the 30-day trial of BeerSmith a spin...

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If I wanted to switch this from LME to all grain, what would be a good replacement for the northwestern weizen?

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If I wanted to switch this from LME to all grain, what would be a good replacement for the northwestern weizen?
60% wheat, 40% 2-row would work
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If I wanted to switch this from LME to all grain, what would be a good replacement for the northwestern weizen?
White wheat.
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