Irish Red

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  1. Bulin's Milker Bucket Brews

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    With 50 pounds of Viking Red Active, I figured I should start working on a recipe to highlight it. Gonna take a long time to use it up as a specially addition to "Dirty Bohemian" so I started working on "Manky Little Sally" Irish Red. Here's what I have so far...

    https://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/851369/manky-little-sally

    Any suggestions? I'd like to brew this for Saint Pat's this year.
     
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    Looks a bit light on SRM. What does %100 red active look like that'd be a good starting point.
     
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    It looks like you're jumping on the Viking band wagon too. I just updated my fermentables data to include all of the Viking malts that MoreBeer sells. I've been using their Extra Pale 2-row for a few months, along with a few other Viking offerings, as MoreBeer has increased the varieties they carry, and like the results. My last order, which I received yesterday, included their Pale 2-row, Caramel 50 (20L), Caramel 150 (60L) and Wheat Malt. Please let us know the results you get with the Red Active. Might be worth buying a sack to do a few single malt batches.
     
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    Not as clear as it could be in this picture but, 27% gave a nice red tint to Pilsner malt.
     

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    Thanks for posting the pic.
    I'm really more interested in the flavor than color. With the exception of using Carafa or Roasted Barley, I've really fond nothing that imparts a red hue. Most everything else tends more towards amber, so it would be nice for aesthetics to get more red as well.
     
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    I agree on tough getting red Bob. Can’t add dark malts in small amounts and get there in my opinion. You need to sneak up on it with c-40 and maybe red-x or cara red. When you hit it, it’s a thing of beauty.
     
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    Something I can honestly say I've not achieved yet. Will have to get on to this:rolleyes:.
     
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    I've gotten there with C-40 or 60 and a couple ounces of Carafa 2? It is indeed a sight to behold.
     
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    I don't know how Irish it's going to be, but I've decided to do 90/10 with Honey malt. Bitter to about 23ibu with Cluster and add 8 ibu of cascade late. Will pitch it with US-05. Shooting for Saturday, going to be a while before anything else is ready to drink and I'm losing my patience to make something good.
     
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    I wouldn't worry about it being Irish. After vacationing there this Summer, I can tell you that they're trying to brew authentic American Ales. Some of the breweries are doing a great job of it too.
     

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