Irish Red Ale Extract Kit w/ Specialty Grains

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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.

We strongly recommend ordering dry yeast in the summer months. We do include complimentary ice packs with all liquid yeasts, but it is difficult to guarantee that the ice packs will survive the trip given transit times and particularly hot temperatures.

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Irish Red Ale Extract Kit with Specialty Grains

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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-pleasing 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!
Beer Style Amber Ale, Irish and Scottish Ales
Regional Style British
Color Amber
Original Gravity 1044
Total Time to Make 6 weeks
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I noticed the fermentation temp of the dry yeast is 57°-70° F. I don't have a spare fridge or a basement and keep my house at 72 degrees. How will the slightly higher fermentation temp will effect the beer? Should I even try it?
David C on Jun 30, 2015
Best Answer: I keep my house temp a bit warmer in the spring and summer. I have a shower that is seldom used and that is where I ferment and condition my brew. It dark and color than the rest of the house when I keep the room door closed. Still, I was not pleased with the level of carbonation I got. It seemed a bit flat with little or no head. Taste was fine. I have had a similar out come with an irish red I recently brewed using a kit from another source. I am not sure if it was the temperature or not. It is so hard for us home brewers to kn I was why things don't turn out right some times.
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The recipe calls for 2/3cup corn sugar but your priming sugar calculator says 1/2 cup. That's a huge difference. I'm ready to bottle but not sure what to do?
John K on Jun 11, 2015
Best Answer: The priming sugar packets in our kits, as well as the amount in the recipe, is an amount that will work for all styles. It is generic, but could be more carbonation than is really required for some beers. The priming sugar calculator presents a more precise amount that will provide an appropriate level of carbonation for the specific beer style.
Reply · Report · Bjorn BStaff on Jun 16, 2015
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What is the bac?
A shopper on May 31, 2015
Best Answer: Depending on your apparent attenuation this should be around 4.2-4.5%.
Reply · Report · Aaron FStaff on Jun 5, 2015
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How much yeast is included?
A shopper on Jun 25, 2015
Best Answer: You can order this kit with no yeast or one package of the yeast you prefer. It should only need the one packet.
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