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Old 02-08-2014, 06:16 AM   #1
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Default Red X Malt

I was looking at the LHBS website and I saw they sell something called Red X malt. The description has me very intrigued, but I dont see anything on HBT about it, which has me a little hesitant.

This is the description from Best Malz website:

BEST Red X malt is specially created for brewing red-tinted beers. You can use BEST Red X for up to 100% of your grain bill – no other malt is required. Offering exceptional reliability and optimal processability, BEST Red X can be employed to brew consistently fiery beers with intense reddish hues. Its full-bodied flavor and attractive, unique color coupled with easy handling in the brewery, make BEST Red X the best choice for creating a broad range of new beers, such as red-tinted wheat beers.

As with all BEST malts, BEST Red X is produced using a special malting procedure exclusively from two-rowed summer brewing barley from recognized and thoroughly tested barley varieties.



I am thinking about trying a single malt red IPA with it, if anyone has any experience with this one and can give some feedback.

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Old 02-08-2014, 06:30 AM   #2
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should have linked a picture that wouldnt show up...

Anyway, I havent heard anything about this product either, but I'm interested.

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http://www.baderbrewing.com/products/base-malt/red-x-malt-11-13l
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It certainly lives up to its promise of fiery, reddish colored beer. If you want to get red color without the use of crystal or roasted malts, this does a great job. However, my only problem with it is that it has a rather malty flavor - almost like an aromatic malt - and doesn't do so well with beers where you want a lot of hop aroma/flavor. I found its inclusion in our red IPA to mostly be a distraction from the hops. Other than that, its neat stuff. A red wheat beer sounds pretty cool.

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Old 02-08-2014, 06:24 PM   #5
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I love malty beers. Maybe I willl try a small batch of amber ale Smash. I like Widmer Bros Drop Top ale and they use Simcoe so maybe a Red X/Simcoe smash with us 05.

Ok I will post updates as soon as I have something to post.

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Picked up my ingredients today.
3 gal batch size.

7.5 lb red x
Mash @ 154 for an hour
1/3 oz magnum 60 min
1/3oz simcoe 10 min
1/3oz simcoe flameout steep
1/3 oz simcoe dry hop

Pacman yeast
OG 1.060
Ibu 34
Srm 15
6% abv

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For a ton of posts from the German forum hobbybrauer.de go to Google and enter into the search box

red malz site:hobbybrauer.de

I had to click on the link Translate this page since I don't speak German. The automated translation is a bit rough, but you can get the gist of it. Some of the posts have nice photos.

I was also interested to see quite a wide range of hops and yeasts being used from all over with this malt, not just Germany. Everything is in metric, as you might expect.

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I agree with bieraus15. I picked up a sack of this and and used it once so far in a cream ale. No doubt it does deliver on the color. I was very pleased. I do agree that the taste leans to the malty side, but I have only used it once. I am looking forward to experimenting with this malt in different ales.

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I just doughed in
3 gallon batch size
7.5 lb Red X malt 12* lovibond
1/3 oz magnum (13.2% aa) 60 min
1/3 oz simcoe at 10, flame out and dry hop

1.060 est OG
34 Ibu
16 Srm
1.015 fg for around 6% abv +/-

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Could you post a pic of your fermenter? I'm interested to see the color.

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