1 Gallon Irish Red Ale Small Batch Beer Brewing Kit

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The perfect solution for new brewers and the perfect gift for brew-curious friends!
Make your own Irish Red beer the small batch way! Here at Northern Brewer, we’ve spent countless hours in the Brew Lab eliminating every obstacle that stands between beginning brewers and the perfect homebrew. We got rid of the mess, the mystery, and every possible brew day mishap. And when we were done, what was left was a small but revolutionary box containing everything you need to create the perfect brew...our 1 Gallon Irish Red Small Batch Starter Kit.
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Just follow the simple instructions in the FREE instructional DVD included with your kit, and within just a couple weeks, you’ll yield a gallon of homemade, handcrafted beer (approximately 8-10 twelve-ounce bottles) — more than enough to make an unforgettable impression at your next party.

Irish Red - If you’re looking for a perfectly-balanced, crowdpleasing pint, you can’t go wrong with our Irish Red Ale. There’s a reason this kit is our best-seller. Actually, three reasons: great, medium-bodied taste, rich coppery color and enticingly low aging requirements.

Kit includes:
  • 1 gallon fermentation jug with cap and airlock
  • Irish Red Recipe Kit
  • Mini siphon and tubing
  • Bottle filler
  • 8 oz Easy Clean cleanser
  • Bottle capper and pry-off caps
  • FREE "Homebrewing 100: The Small Batch Way" DVD
You supply:
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Every starter kit comes complete with your choice of recipe kit. Just pick one of the classic Northern Brewer recipes and you’ll have all the ingredients you need to take your new gear out for a test drive.
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Love the 1 Gallon Small Batch Starter
This is my first foray into home brewing, so I bought a 1 Gallon Small Batch Started kit. Just made my first batch yesterday and it turned out exactly as they showed it in to video. Can't wait to bottle it and drink it. One month remains!
October 26, 2015
Great product
I purchased this kit as a gift for my boyfriend. It arrived promptly and was well-received! The instructions are thorough and easy to follow, and the kit contained everything we needed. Great intro to brewing at home!
January 10, 2016
Excellent product
Great one stop shopping with everything good to go.
December 30, 2015
Great kit
Can't wait to try it out!
February 24, 2016
1 gal starter kit
I previously bought this for myself and enjoyed it. This time around I bought this as a Christmas present. No doubt he will enjoy this.
December 31, 2015
Great way to get started!
This is a great way to get started in home brewing! I brewed a number of 1 gal kits before stepping up to 5 gal batches. Brewing 1 gal batches enabled me to improve my knowledge base and develop my skill. If I ruined a batch, it was only 1 gal. I still use my small batch equipment for experimenting with new recipes, if it turns out bad it is only one gal
August 21, 2015
Love the Caribou Slobber and Irish Red!
This kit is great and is perfect for my small apartment setting! I've brewed both the Caribou Slobber and the Irish Red recipes. The instructions are very clear and easy to follow for a person like me that knew nothing about home brewing. The only problem is that brewing these small batches just makes me want to brew more! So now I'm upgrading to 5 gallon batches with big mouth bubblers, but I'll probably use the 1 gallon kit on the side and to introduce my buddies to home brewing as well.
September 9, 2015
Teaching prop
It is nice to make a small batch to see if I lke it, also teaching my daughter to brew.
October 15, 2015
First time home brewing
Kit couldn't have been any easier, and the help line was the extra layer of assurance that we needed to forge ahead.
January 11, 2016
Exactly as expected.
Bought this kit as I was interested in home brewing but was pressed for space in my apartment. The instructions in the kit as well as recipe kits are extremely easy to follow. The equipment is straight forward, and works as explained. I've brewed the off the topper and rum runner stout thus far. I've since looked into brewing 1 gallon all grain batches and the beauty of this kit is all the equipment will be utilized in my new setup. Also +1 for awesome NB customer service. Keep up the good work guys.
July 14, 2015
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What is the difference between the Go Pro and the small batch kits?
A shopper on Dec 1, 2016
1 Gallon Small Batch Beer Brewing Kit
1 Gallon Small Batch Beer Brewing Kit
Go Pro™ Small Batch Beer Brewing Kit
Go Pro™ Small Batch Beer Brewing Kit
Is the fermentor plastic or glass?
S P on Nov 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It is a one gallon glass carafe
Does this kit come with any priming sugar?
J O on Feb 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it comes with tablets to drop in each bottle before capping.
Hello! I'm planning on buying this kit for my boyfriend, but I'm completely lost on what recipe to get him. He usually loves IPAs (his favorite beer is Two Hearted Ale). Are any of those close to that?
Otherwise, what is a good starter recipe?
M R on Feb 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Any of the starter kit recipes will be great and easy to fallow. My first brewing experience was a 1 gallon caribou slobber kit and it was fantastic. Everything you need is included and instructions are easy to fallow. The "off the topper" IPA sounds like a good fit for you, but I can't speak from experience as I've never tried it. However, Northern Brewer is a great resource and a call to them should clear up any questions you might have!
Do you bottle with the mini siphon attached directly to the bottling wand?
S M on Nov 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You do bottle using the auto-siphon

the

foot siphon tubing that is included goes between the auto-siphon to the bottle filler during bottling.
Is the gallon jug glass or plastic?
C H on Oct 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Glass. It's a nice starter kit.
What is the shipping weight of 1 Gallon Small Batch Starter Kit? Just wondering as I live overseas and am planning to use a shipping forwarding service that ships to my current country of residence.
L A on Oct 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The shipping weight is around 8 pounds, but I never use air freight or air shipping I use Maritime Shipping because is a lot cheaper, and you pay per cubic feet not per pound. I hope this humble comment will help you
I will need to travel with this on an airplane. Can you tell me the outer dimensions of this kit so I can determine whether it will fit in my luggage? Thanks!
L I on Jul 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I don't know the dimensions. you may want to have it shipped directly to your destination, if this is possible.
If I get this kit for ipas can I get different ingredients for like wheat ales and still use this kit? (I'm looking for a starter kit)(nooby)
S T on Jun 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, with the equipment in the Small Batch Starter Kit, you could brew any of the one-gallon beer kits we offer. There are endless recipe possibilities that could be brewed up with the same equipment set. -Mike W, Northern Brewer
Noob question, sorry - Will a 1" standard blowoff hose fit inside of the cap of the fermentor in this kit?
N I on May 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No worries, a regular sized blow off tube will not fit. This kit does include a smaller one that works with the 1 gallons jugs and drilled screw cap.
Can I use a large 1-gallon growler to bottle my beer instead of individual bottles?
M R on Feb 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It's usually not a good idea. The carbonation would probably not be quite right, and after opening it, the carbonation would be leaving the rest of the beer. There would also be a fair amount of sediment in the growler. It's easy to pour a single beer and leave behind the sediment from the bottle-conditioning; but with a larger vessel, you're pouring several beers and the sediment and yeast would likely get stirred back up into the beer as the jug was repeatedly tipped to pour from it. It's better to use standard bottles to have consistent carbonation, and cleaner pours. 22 oz, or 32 oz are as big as I would go if bottle-conditioning the beer. -Mike W, Northern Brewer
Hi there!
I'm planning on getting this kit for my boyfriend. I have no idea about brewing I'm wondering if there are any equipment/accessories that are not included in this that are necessary...for example I've read that some of these kits don't include a digital thermometer and a hydrometer. Is that needed for this? I'm planning on getting the Irish Red Ale. He is picky with IPAs, so i figured he can choose one if he wants to once he gets this. Also I've seen a recipe book for beers...is that a good idea for this? Appreciate all the help! Thank you!
William D on Jan 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The kit is a perfect starter kit. I started with this kit and my love for brewing has grown. The hydrometer isn't quite necessary for starting out here with the one gallon batch. A thermometer could be useful, but when starting it is not 100% necessary. You won't need the recipe book for this kit, if that's what you mean. This kit gives step by step instructions and all the ingredients. It could be something useful down the road though if he continues brewing, and grows his batch size.
Is this hard to do?
M E on Dec 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I just started this tonight. I have never brewed beer before and so far it has been very easy. Everything is included in the kit except for sanitizer which you will definitely need. Read the directions before you start. The total boiling process is 45 minutes after the 10 minute steeping of grains. Ice bath until cooled down and then siphon in the glass jug included. Now I wait!
Hello! I am looking to purchase a kit for my husband, and I know nothing about brewing :) . Do you recommend the 1 gallon small batch starter kit? Can the kit be reused with additional small batch recipe kits? If so, are there any additional supplies/ingredients needed? Thanks for your help!
A S on Dec 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It's a great starter kit, it has the bare essentials and uses some "shortcuts" that are a nice way to get your feet wet with brewing. Note that you'll need to purchase a dozen bottles in addition to this kit so you have some vessels for fermenting and storing the beer once it's made. I would suggest purchasing them instead of using recycled bottles as they are affordable, reusable, and hold up to higher pressure standards than most commercial recycled bottles. A nice to have is a "bottling bucket" in addition to this kit to really complete it in my opinion, but not a necessity. Lastly, this kit can be used again and again by purchasing more ingredients or recipe kits at a later date.
is this reusable? Can you make more than one batch after the first?
T K on Dec 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, but you will have to buy more ingredients which will include malt extract, specialty grains, hops, yeast, and priming sugar. Northern Brewer even sells lots of 1 gallon ingredient kits!
I'm looking to get this for my bf for Christmas. Which recipe would be closest to the beers in the US? I know he will love to experiment with others but for his first batch I'd like to get something I know he already enjoys.
A M on Dec 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi Amy,

There's a variety of kits that come with it! Which American styles does he like? The American Wheat is probably your best bet.

Cheers!

Charles
Considering this as a gift but have not idea as to which flavor kit to get. Suggestions?
D C on Nov 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I'd start with something easy like the Caribou Slobber. It's not only an easy recipe to follow but produces an excellent brown that's not heavy with round roasted malt tones and a nice light hop finish.
Does the kettle HAVE to be stainless? I have a 2 gallon that isn't stainless steel.
M K on Nov 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It was a gift for a friend - i am unable to answer your question or questions
Ca I use 22 oz bottles instead?
S T on Nov 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the only difference will be if you use the fizz drops it will tell you to add 2 instead of 1 at bottling time.
Does the "Off The Topper" kit come with fizz drops? Or do I have to buy them separately?
Q U on Nov 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hello there

The off the topper kit comes with a choice of granular priming sugar or fizz drops. You make that choice in the drop down tab

when you place the order. Just like you use to choose your yeast.
Is this an all grain kit?
A R on Oct 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Our 1 gallon small batch beer recipe kits are all extract and extract with specialty grains as of this writing. We do not have any 1 gallon All Grain.

Cheers

Gabe from NB
Instead of capping with bottles how could I do this with a 64OZ Growler?
R P on Oct 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Growlers are not rated for the same pressure as smaller bottles. While you could put the beer in a growler

prime with multiple drops

and cap it

it may run the risk of exploding. 32 oz bottles seem to be the largest bottle that can hold the pressure reliably and this would call for 4-5 fizz drops per bottle.
With this starter kit, can you only brew with the kits you sell or can you buy your own ingredients and brew something of your own?
C A on Aug 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: These starter kits would allow you to brew your own recipes.
Instead of bottles, could I use the Cannonball Mini-Keg and carbonate with a CO2 cartridge?
K B on Jul 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can. Many brewers prefer kegging instead of bottling.
I am starting out but a bit confused. Does this kit come with a recipe or do we have to purchase this extra. Don't want to purchase the kit to find out I only bought equipment. And are there any recipes you would recommend for someone who loves lagers.
J A on Jun 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This package is the equipment, and a recipe kit. There's a drop-down box where you chose the recipe kit that will be included in the package. There are several different beer recipes available for the small-batch brewing systems. We do have a pilsner lager one gallon kit available- the Honey Country Pilsner, but it's not one of the kits available in the kit package at this time. -Mike W, Northern Brewer
Im looking at starting small with a kit like this. After perusing a bit, I noticed that all of the 1 gallon recipes that I saw do not call for secondary fermentation or dry hopping but the 5 gal recipes do. Is there a reason for that? Once primary is complete, would it be ok to transfer to a secondary for an additional week (depending on the recipe) for dry hopping? Take the zombie dirt recipe for example - once primary ferm is complete, can I transfer to secondary and dry hop with .5 oz of citra for a week? Or maybe just a couple days? Any help would be great. Thanks!
N I on May 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Having such a large pitch rate of yeast allows for a primary ferment without risk of negative flavors. Transferring to a secondary may lost some of the precious beer, since it is a smaller volume. You should be able to do a secondary without concern - in fact, we have the big batch booster pack for just such a similar set up. Cheers!
Hi! So I don't know much about beer but my boyfriend loves it and I think he'd really get a kick out of trying to brew his own. I'm just not sure what flavor to get! He said he really likes New Belgium and some stouts. He's not really into a beer that's really hoppy. For example Fat Tire is a favorite of his. Which flavor would be best?
G U on Dec 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Caribou Slobber is good. It comes with the 1 Gallon Batch. Very nice flavour. Not too hoppy.
if you start out with the small batch one gallon and want to upgrade down the road to a 2 gallon or 5 gallon fermentor can you use the same auto siphon, tubing, and airlock that is supplied with this kit?
E V on Nov 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The auto siphon and tubing for sure. I don't know about using the airlock. It might be designed for small batch only.
What is the ABV of the Smashing Pumpkin usually? This is my first brewing kit and I am just curious what it may be.
A L on Oct 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This brew most often ferments to about 5% ABV
I want to try the smashing pumpkin brew. It says to get 6-row. Should that be crushed or whole 6-row?
James C on Sep 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You will want to ensure that your six row is crushed. I would also recommend reading up on Partial Mash brewing before you dive in. Contact us at brewmaster@northernbrewer.com if you have questions about the process specifically

and we'll be happy to answer them.

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