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If I want to make a red ale in the vein of Lagunitas's Imperial Red, Dry Hopped St. Rogue Red, or Green Flash Hop Head Red. Anyone have any recipes for me? I'm not looking for a traditional Irish red.

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There are two that come to mind. The first is Jamil's Evil Twin, which is available in his book Brewing Classic Styles. The second one is Fire in the Hole, available in both extract and all-grain versions from Morebeer.com. I've brewed it, and found it to be very close to Lagunitas' Imperial Red, Pizza Port's Shark Attack, and Pike's Tandem Double -- all delicious Imperial Reds. The only adjustment I would make to the Fire in the Hole recipe is to delete the oak chips -- it tastes fine, but none of the 3 I mentioned use oak. See my version and recipe at http://huningtonsachsbrauerei.blogspot.com/2009/11/firebreaks.html It's a mini-mash/extract version.

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