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Irish Red Ale 1 Gallon Extract Recipe Kit


SKU# 1G05

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Irish ales are malty, smooth, and many, like our kit, are a rich copper-red color. Great taste, drinkability, and low aging requirements make this our best-selling kit.

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Irish Red 1 Gallon

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Irish ales are malty, smooth, medium-bodied, and most, like our kit, are a deep copper-red color that is created by a blend of specialty malts. Our malt blend also gives this recipe its signature toasty and sweet aroma and flavor. Another defining characteristic of Irish Red Ales are their immense drinkability - definitely a crowd-pleaser beer. Its great taste, drinkability, and low aging requirements make this our best-selling kit.
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield 1 Gallon
Recipe and Instructions Click Here for Irish Red Ale 1 Gallon Extract Recipe Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional Style British
Original Gravity No
Total Time to Make No
4.4 / 5.0
45 Reviews
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Irish Red Ale: a pleasing one-gallon experience.
This is a good choice for a beginner in small-batch brewing, such as myself.What I like: The all-in-one nature of the kit lets you experience a little bit of the grain-y side while still remaining mostly based on extract. The Irish Red that I got out of it has a decent flavor, good color, and an OK aroma.What I didn't like: The carbonation could have been better. The head was poorer than expected, but that may be due to my own inexperience.What would make this a five: If 1 gallon kits were closer to 1.25 gallon kits (for sampling and error purposes), and if there was a small index/note card with quick-fact information about the contents (malt extract type, expected color, expected body description, etc).
March 14, 2016
Hands Down Favorite Beer Kit
2 Weeks Primary1 Week Secondary72 Hour Cold Crash1 Months aging in BottlesThis quicly became my favorite favorite kit. Malty with great toast and roasted notes. The color was a little darker than pictured but not too bad. Everybody loved it and will defintely be making large batches as it will be a staple beer.
August 23, 2015
Excited for the result, but no carbonation.
The kit arrived on time. Recipe was easy, but the fizz drops were a disappointment. After fermentation and bottling there was no carbonation. Actually the carbonation was initially like a soda, but then flat. Even more disappointment when all three kits I brewed and used fizz drops with were flat. Since this is not my first rodeo making beer, I realized that it was the definitely the fizz drops.
October 20, 2015
Response from Northern Brewer
Fizz drops are just sugar tablets so not sure why they would not work the same. Let us know if we can help

thanks for the review.
November 21, 2016
Northern Brewer
Off to a great start
Got this kit as part of my one-gallon starter kit, and it turned out delicious. Real rapid first few days of fermentation, HIGHLY recommend using a blowoff tube for those first days. More brown than red, but has that classic Irish Red taste. I think the idea of adding some honey to the brew would be delicious. Light and easy to drink, light carbonation. Definitely has me hooked to try more brewing!
March 25, 2014
Probably the best brew I've done so far.
Probably the best brew I've done so far.
December 16, 2015
Small brews
Fun, easy, and makes great beer!
September 13, 2016
Great Beer!
I bought this beer in my 1 gallon starter kit and was the very first beer that I brewed. I followed the instructions to a T and VIOLA! Behold! Four weeks later out came an excellent beer! I tried it after a week in the bottle but it still tasted a little green and quite un-carbonated. After the second week, the flavors had rounded our to a great beer that I would buy in the pub! This ale has a nice malty flavor with an ever so slight bitterness from the hops on the finish. I will make this one again!
May 2, 2014
Made a great beer!
I bought this one and the Rum Runner Stout with my starter kit to try my first home brew. I'm hooked. It has a great flavour and was easy to brew. It fermentred really rapidly for the first three days, then died down, which gave me some worries as I found out after brewing that you shouldn't use distilled water (Chicago water is too chlorinated IMO). Ended up coming out great. I did have some blow off, but the kit included a tube for handling that, which worked fine.
October 13, 2014
Great beer. Wish I would have just done 5 gal.!!
I love these 1 gal. kits. They are great for beginners, or just to try something without the big commitment of 5 gal. Plus, brew day and cleanup are a breeze. I picked this one up on a whim since it is NB's best seller, not really into malty beers, but I figured 1 gal. what's the harm? Well I really loved this beer, and everyone is begging me to do it again, even people who "don't like beer"!! I love the depth of flavor and complexity of this beer, caramel, light roasty flavor, subtle maltiness, and it only seems to get better with age. I'm usually one for hoppy beers, but that may be changing because of this beer. As they say, the last beer of a batch is usually the best! I'm bottling 5 gal of the Holiday red today to bottle condition until the fall. I can't wait. Really, just try this kit, it is definitely worth it!
May 5, 2013
My very first brew!
I made this beer when I ordered a starter kit, and wow this beer is very good!! It was my very first time brewing my own beer, and now I'm hooked at making my own from now on. Just ordered another kit and can't wait to start brewing again!
February 5, 2014
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Whenever I put the pot into the sink for the ice bath, how long does it usually take to cool down to 60-70 degrees? The video says to leave the lid on so I'm not sure how I would check the temperature to be sure.
A shopper on Jan 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: For a 5-gallon wort, it takes 15-20 minutes. I put an adjustable drain/stopper in the sink and run cold water into the ice bath so that the water continuously removes heat from the pot. With a sterilized spoon/paddle, I stir the ort every 2-3 minutes to improve the heat transfer. If the ice depletes, replenish it. I personally like to use large ice packs, since they stay colder longer and can be reused.
Are these kits easily doubled for use in 2.5 gallon fermenters?
A shopper on Feb 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, but the cost of the full 5 gallon kit is not much more than 2 x the price of the 1-gallon kits. It is not hard to divide up the malt, hops, yeast and grains in the 5-gallon kit into 2 or 3 smaller kits. Just make sure you calculate the water correctly so that the starting gravity is where it should be after chilling the wort. If there are any opened hops, yeast, or malt bags/cans you want to save later, make sure they are sealed air-tight.
Question regarding growlers and the one gallon batches. If you put one fizz drop for a 12 oz bottle, do you put five in for 64oz?
A shopper on Feb 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I never tried it in a growler but it makes sense but
Make sure you have a good seal!!!!

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