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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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)
Blow Off Even with 6.5 Gallon Bucket? Review by Andrew
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Anyone experience blow off even with a 6.5 gallon bucket? I'm wondering if I'll be ok with just an airlock or need a blow off tube. (Posted on 11/2/13)
excellent beer! Review by Hubert MacHaggis
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Fermented for 3 weeks on 2 vanilla beans and kegged yesterday. So far everyone loves this batch and is begging for more. This was my wife's favorite beer I've made yet and I have to say ill be needing to make more from the responses I've got so far!!!!! (Posted on 11/1/13)
very popular brew here Review by Hubert MacHaggis
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I love this beer so far. Spent 3 weeks fermenting and kegged yesterday. My wife's favorite batch so far, I added 2 vanilla beans to it for the whole fermentation cycle and it is very smooth and drinkable and the oranges give it a nice sweet flavor. Everyone around my house is in love with this one and are begging for more:-)
(Posted on 11/1/13)
great holiday beer Review by rob
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great holiday beer to share with friends and family (Posted on 10/31/13)
Tell One Tell All! Review by Michael
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Ok...so I've brewed this tasty treat 3 times now and don't see why I would't keep brewing it for years to come. My mom doesn't drink nor like much beer at all and Loves the heck out of this brew if that's any indicator of it's drinkability. I add more orange peel...CHEERS to a CLASSIC! (Posted on 10/24/13)
No ferm problem here Review by Jesse
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Everyone is speaking of vigorous ferm with this, I had no such problem as it has been slow and steady for the last week tailing off now. Gravity came in just a little low from suggested but wort was absolutely delicous. Can't wait for it to be ready (Posted on 10/7/13)
make a lot Review by duane
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excellent beer and easy to make, but make sure you make a lot, it goes fast. my Wife (who does not drink much beer )loved it.you will enjoy the holidays with this one. (Posted on 9/29/13)

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