1 Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 8:34 PM

So I got some Red X and other grains in a bulk buy. Used it once already with some Maris Otter and thought it was great.

Next Recipe going to try this:
2.75kg Vienna
1.75kg Red X
0.5kg Wheat
13g Chinook 60 min boil
52g Falconers Flight Whirlpool
MJ42 Yeast
No Chill

21 L
OG 1.055
FG 1.013

Thoughts on this one?

2 Posted: Saturday, September 16, 2017 3:01 PM

Have you tried using it for 100% of your grain bill to 1.050? According to Best Malz that is the best way to get a nice red colour. Plenty of malt flavour (a bit too much for me) used like that too.



3 Posted: Saturday, September 16, 2017 9:54 PM

No haven done 100% yet. From what Ive read, think it will be a bit too malty for me.

Put this one down toady, the only other recipe Ive used it in was with Marris Otter, that one is going down a treat.

4 Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 2:39 PM

Heres a pic of my last Red X using 3.5kg Red X, 1.2kg MO and 800g Wheat


(Cant upload as there is no upload button anymore)

5 Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017 12:15 PM

I did an irish red ale last year which was a partial-mash. Used 2.5kg of Red X plus 1kg pilsner, 250g shep delight and 1.5kg LDME. it came out nice and very red. wasn't overly malty either. pic attached hopefully.

Also saw an article about getting the most out of Red X by step mashing it. Think it started at 55C for 15mins, then 60C for 15mins then 66C for 30mins (or something like that).


Irish Red Pic…

6 Posted: Sunday, November 05, 2017 4:44 PM

I’m looking at doing a red IPA next brew but I don’t think I will use 100% red X. I’m thinking 80%-85% and using pale malt for the rest to make it a less malty. It will be a good experimental brew as I have never used red X.


Last edited by Youngie (Sunday, November 05, 2017 4:44 PM)