I’m looking to brew a reddish hued ~8% beer that’s no darker than 12 SRM. I tried earlier this year to make a reddish ale, but it ended up more brown than red. I’m planning to go with a simple grain bill, which I’ve been doing lately with pretty nice results.
My question is, how much C120 would it take to with 12 lbs of base malt to achieve redness? Roasted barley and chocolate are out, because of my SRM limit.
My grain bill looks like this currently:
12 lbs Pale Ale Malt, Northwestern (Great Western) (3.0 SRM) Grain 2 86.7 %
12.0 oz Crystal 120, 2-Row, (Great Western) (120.0 SRM) Grain 3 5.4 %
4.5 oz Carapils (Briess) (1.5 SRM) Grain 4 2.0 %
13.0 oz Sugar, Table (Sucrose) (1.0 SRM) Sugar 5 5.9 %
I also have some C75 on hand.