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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Looking forward to it! Review by Brandon
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Primary Fermentation almost done....Can't wait to get this one carbonated. (Posted on 9/29/13)
Looks Great So Far! Review by Parker
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Ron,
I brewed this kit on 9/12/13, we added 1lb of corn sugar the last 15 minutes of the boil and got our OG up to 1.072! Like you I had crazy fermentation activity for 3 days and on day 4 it was very minimal. I checked the gravity on 9/16/13 and the gravity was a 1.020! I'm going to check it again on 9/20/13 and if the gravity is steady rack it to secondary. On a side not I tased the tester and it tastes awesome already, really excited to get this one carbonated! (Posted on 9/17/13)
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)

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