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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.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here for Irish Red Ale All-Grain Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style British Original Gravity 1044 Total Time to Make 6 weeks
4.7 / 5.015 ReviewsSmooth and tastyGreat aroma and flavor. Nicely balanced and easy to drink. I will make this again without a doubt.October 28, 2015So easy an Irishman can do itSo far, so good. This was my first batch of beer in nearly 2 decades and my first truly (proper) all-grain attempt. The kit couldn't be easier. I can't wait to make this one again.February 24, 2016Hard to beatI understand it's not a full review if you change the recipe. I've Brewed the original and loved it but in the summertime I used safale 05 and Maris otter as the base malt, specialty malts and hops the same. After more than 50 brews this one stands out. Great way to showcase malt and smoothness. 5 starsJune 14, 2016Great stuffLove the kit and the price was right!February 29, 2016Always on tap.I try to always have the Irish Red on tap. It's flavorful enough for real beer drinkers to enjoy but the bud lite crowd can enjoy it as well. Have had several "you made this ? " comments.November 24, 2015Great RecipeThis is one of my favorite NB kits. Everyone loves it. smooth and malty with a great finish.August 22, 2016IrishI love this beer everytime I brew itMarch 1, 2016Great Irish RedThis is my first beer from Nothern Brewer and my first beer using the Grainfather. Both worked great. The beer was just as I hoped for with an Irish Red., very drinkable, with a little bitter/hops in the finish. Will make this again.March 10, 2016TOTAL CROWD PLEASER!!!!!Don't plan to have any of this left the day after St. Patrick's Day. I didn't! This is a VERY good recipe, earlier I commented that I wasn't sure the color was right....this stuff was beautifully red when it came out of secondary.This is one I will keep on tap!March 21, 2016Everyone likes it!Was my first all grain beer. Came out really nice, and even people that don't normally like craft beer said "I like that" . Almost gone so time to brew another.May 14, 2016
Browse 4 questions Browse 4 questions and 8 answersIs there a Final Gravity target? Mine stopped at 1.024. What did you finish at?BEST ANSWER: The FG varies though usually will be lower than that. That could occur if you are using a refractometer, since those are not accurate for FG readings. Otherwise, how does it taste? You could consider stirring/shaking and raising the temp to try and get it lower, but if it tastes good, it may be safer to drink as is. Anything we try to get that number lower, could make the beer not taste good.Has anyone used this kit with the brew in a bag method?BEST ANSWER: Hi Brian,
Thank you for contacting us. Many brewer do use our all grain kits to make a BIAB batch. If doing this you will assume an expected efficiency of about 60% which usually yields about 4 gallons of finished beer rather than 5. We do also offer the Irish Read ale in a BIAB kit here: http://www.northernbrewer.com/irish-red-ale-biab-recipe-kit
Please let us know if we can help further.
Lance FWhat hops come with this kit?BEST ANSWER: Williamette and US GoldingsI brewed this recipe and tried I e out of the keg the other day and color was bit lighter than I expected. Not sure why, any ideas?BEST ANSWER: I have brewed this beer kit twice... and honestly, while tasty and very drinkable I have always found it to be quite light in color. If I were to brew with this grain bill again, am thinking I would boil it for extra 15 mins before hop additions (adjusting mash/sparge volumes), and have considered throwing in a couple ounces (2 max!!) of Roasted Barley to flesh it out a bit more.
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