Red IPA recipe request......

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    I do enjoy a red IPA when I rarely find them in a decent pub/tap room. I'd like to give one a go, but not sure where to start after searching on here and the internet hasn't given me lots of info i'm after.
    Any help appreciated.
     
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    I edited to add a second link. What was the original RIPA that tickled your fancy? I had a lovely Black IPA at Riverhead brewery tap in Marsden! But never heard of a red.
     
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    It had a lovely sweetness to it and a good balance of floral hop flavours from memory. Probably similar to a British Ale.

    Ill have a look at the links you have posted.
     
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    Where do you live? I guess not in the UK.
     
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    Sure am in the UK.
     
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    You mentioned 'British ale' which is an odd expression! I thought you might be from outside the UK! I hope you've tried Timothy Taylor's Landlord, which everyone knows is the world's best beer, and I'm not even a Yorkshire man. Head down.
     
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    I did have in mind using at this as at least 50% of the malt bill as I was putting an order together on that website earlier.
    Just the hops and yeast to choose next!
     
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    The last red IPA I made was back in Oct 17, with 90% red x - according to my notes cascade & citra went quite well, although I noted I that a slightly lower mash temp and/or more IBUs than expected may have helped balance the malty sweetness
     
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    I was thinking 20-30 IBU's at no more than 5% ABV, but by the sounds of it I would need more? What yeast did you use?
     
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    I used CML US pale ale yeast, and got 77% attenuation - was quite big at 6.2%.
    Difficult to comment on IBUs as it depends on your OG, and personal taste, but may we worth adding a few more than you usually would in a standard IPA to help balance it out
     
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    Other than Red X malt and yeast I have lots of hops in the freezer and malts in stock at the moment. I have gone a bit conservative with the Red X malt @ just 42% of the malt bill. I'm going to use hops that I have in the freezer.

    Here is the 20L recipe i'm going with:
    Red X Malt = 2.5KG (42%)
    Pale Malt = 2.5KG (42%)
    Golden Promise = 0.5KG (8%) - (May change this to 3KG instead of the pale malt)
    Caragold = 0.25KG (4%)
    Crystal 60 = 0.25KG (4%)

    Hops - total IBU = 49
    15 mins = Centennial, Cascade & Simco - 25g of each
    Whirlpool for 20 mins (@80C) = Centennial, Cascade & Simco - 25g of each

    Yeast: London III

    Water Profile: (50/50 tap & Ashbeck)
    Alk: 18
    Calcium: 185
    Chloride: 140
    Sulphate: 261

    Thoughts and feedback welcome.
     

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