Brickwarmer Holiday Red Extract Kit w/ Specialty Grains

SKU: U0890
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This strong-ish American amber ale is built for the cold: a substantial gravity for snowy weather, but a fast turnaround so you can get some holiday cheer from fermentor to pint ASAP. Malty but not too sweet, just enough bitterness to balance, a definite but not overstated citrus hop profile (bolstered by real citrus!), this is far from your normal holiday ale.

Its saturated copper-red hue comes from a blend of malts: pale chocolate adds a warm, toasty dimension and suggestions of black tea to the fig-and-toffee profile of two authentic English caramel malts. The earthy and dark dried-fruit character of the malt segues into bright floral citrus, thanks to the resinous lime-and-flowers velvet punch of Styrian Celeia and a charge of sweet orange peel at the end of the boil!

Brickwarmer Holiday Red

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acquired tasty Review by Masquelle
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At first, I wasn't sure about this ale. After a few weeks of bottle conditioning, it's just gotten better and better. (Isn't that always the way?) It has some great flavor combos -- and stays true to its British Ale roots. I would definitely make this again. (Posted on 11/30/13)
Tasty brew Review by Kyle
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Brewed this in October to have ready to take home for Christmas. Left in the bottles to condition for 3.5 weeks, and it has turned out to be pretty tasty and quite easy to drink. Would recommend (strongly) using a blowoff hose and not an airlock. Pumped to take it home and get some reviews from the family in a couple of weeks. (Posted on 11/29/13)
Looks to be great Review by Allan
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While it is not yet on tap, the beer is looking great. It took off quickly and fermented out in about 5 days. When I racked to the secondary, I got a little taste. I really like the way the orange peels are coming across. Looking forward to having this on tap! (Posted on 11/26/13)
first brew Review by chris
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This is my first attempt at brewing. So far the process has went great. The only reason I give this four stars is because you MUST use an over flow, which isn't mentioned in the recipe, instead of an airlock because the fermention is extremely aggressive. Within about six hours my bung blew off and it things got a little messy untill I got an overflow rigged up. (Posted on 11/24/13)
crisp and clean Review by chris
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i Mashed @ dry Temp and fly sparged. this kit hit OG nicely. 1. week primary 2. weeks secondary. Forced carb @ 11 lbs 8 days and Bottled with beer gun .
Aged for two weeks Results are 5 star and will be ordering again for my next brew (Posted on 11/19/13)
Maybe I shouldn't be reviewing this, but... Review by Andy
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I loved this beer, but i made it my own. Used wlp007 (and suffered a huge blow off). I also added centennial at 20, zythos at flameout, and dry hopped with zythos and another pack of sweet orange peel. It was incredible!! I had some extra hoops on hand, and a hoppy amber sounded fun. Believe me, it was worth it. (Posted on 11/19/13)
completely positive Review by Anders
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Mine is in secondary fermentation, but I'm super eager to try it. Easy to brew, smells fantastic, and great for the Christmas season. (Posted on 11/16/13)
Good Brew and a quick turnaround Review by Russell
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Generally easy to brew, but be sure to use a blow off tube. Primary fermentation can get pretty aggressive. (Posted on 11/14/13)
work in Progress Review by brian
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just brewed this a few days ago. A really strong fermentation resulting in a little blow out in my air lock. swapped it out for a blow off tube and after 2+ days it is still gurgling away. will post update once it is finished (Posted on 11/11/13)
Ferm caps to avoid blow off Review by pony
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I have used ferm caps when I have brewed this beer in the past and plan to add some to the batch that is cooking right now! I love this brew and can't wait to keg and pour! (Posted on 11/10/13)

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