I have a problem. I've read BJCP description of Irish Red Ale, and many recipes and... they don't quite match. Some recipes use crystal malt. Some does not. Most use roasted barley. Some do not. Many use monachium malt. Many do not. And I feel lost.
How about this grain bill?
- 3kg Pale Ale
- 1kg monach 2
- 500g CaraRed
- 150g roasted barley / black malt
Is this honest to the style? And, if hopped and fermented properly, would it taste like one?
By Brewtarget, it looks like OG, FG, ABV, IBU and color in EBC would be in style, but that's not the most important part. Would it be red? And would it taste properly?