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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What was your FG? Review by Ron
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My OG was on target. Visible fermentation...bubbling..slowed after 3 days...stopped at 4 days. I put in a strong starter, so I may have hit it with more yeast, which sped up the fermentation.

Can anyone tell me your final gravity to see if I hit target?

Thanks (Posted on 9/5/13)
Great! Review by Austin
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Just cracked my first and it was awesome. Great for the Fall. (Posted on 8/8/13)
my favorite. Review by Devon
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The first brew I made, and have made it 3 times since. Everyone is a big fan of this orange peel amber ale. (Posted on 7/26/13)
Not just for the holidays... Review by Joshua
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Talk about a full bodied American red. Brewed this following the recipe in December, then again in March but used 1272 and added a pound of honey at the last 15 minutes of the boil. Added a great mouth feel and the 1272 produced a much clearer, slightly fruiter beer. (Posted on 5/3/13)
One of the best brews I have ever made! Review by phil
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I really made this for the holidays, but it got my attention big time. I can taste a variety of flavors in every sip. And that's what this beer is all about - not a guzzle type of beer, but a slow sipping beer with incredible flavors and aroma. I only have 10 bottles left and even though it is almost April, I feel the need to make some more. Don't want to be without it!! (Posted on 3/26/13)
Great Blend of Flavors Review by Volrath99
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Best to let this sit for about a month after bottling to let the flavors all meld together. Orange citrus aroma. Malty, caramel, and chocolate flavors with a hint of coffee. More of a darker, full bodied, flavorful amber. Great next to a warm fire on a cold day or a after a late dinner.

(Used blow off first few days of fermentation and only got some krausen in tube so I would recommend using one or checking back to clean out the air lock) (Posted on 3/11/13)
Great Review by joey
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Great Holiday Brew! (Posted on 2/13/13)
brewed this for holiday party Review by Melody
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I brewed this and another NB kit for our annual holiday party and it was well recieved by all. Good malty flavor. (Posted on 2/13/13)
Very Different indeed Review by Johnny
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So i didnt know what to expect with this. I thought it would be a standard red ale. Boy was I wrong. The flavors of Oak and nutmeg were really too much for me to appreciate however everyone who tried this beer raved about how much they enjoyed it....so it goes to show you one mans bum beer is another mans favorite. I ended up giving away this batch of beer as xmas presents. I gave it 5 stars as everyone else really liked this!!! Happy Brewing!!!! (Posted on 2/5/13)
You should always use a blow-off tube... Review by George
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I've learned that from experience. Those of you that had fermentation surprises, that's a result of your brewing conditions, not the kit. Anyway, I had good luck with this recipe. Turned out stronger than the average amber and with a more pronounced hop profile. This is my type of amber! (Posted on 12/23/12)

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