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BACON! Smoked Red Ale


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Bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon. IT’S BACON! That’s right, bacon and beer, together at last. (We honestly don’t know what took us so long). This smoked red ale is a bold taste sensation that will drive you hog wild. It delivers the acutely addictive flavor and aroma of bacon in a beer that is savory yet refreshing and astonishingly drinkable.

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BACON! Smoked Red Ale Recipe Kit

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Product Details
The smooth flavor is malt forward with a gentle bitterness designed to emphasize the sweet and savory nature of this miraculous meat. Cherrywood smoke lends balance and depth of flavor that enhances the perception of bacony goodness. The color is a deep ruby red reminiscent of a perfectly cooked piece of nice crispy bacon. This is one brew that’s sure to bring home the bacon and become a fun favorite of all your family and friends. Bacon and Beer - it’s a match made in hog heaven.
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here fpr BACON! Smoked Red Ale Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleUSA
Original Gravity1058
Total Time to Make4 weeks
4.0 / 5.0
25 Reviews
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Good beer
I would recommend this absolutely. The smoke can be tasted quite easily. But to get the bacon smell you need to drink from a glass as the smell is the only way I can detect the bacon.
May 16, 2017
1 year ago
Bacon not just for breakfast
This beer goes really good with a hamburger or steaks
September 1, 2016
It will be a gift
It will be a gift
April 22, 2016
BACON! Smoked Red Ale
Thank goodness I got this kit for free because it blows ass! I've bought - I dont know 50 plus kits from Northern, and I can not stand this junk! I'm actually worried it's going to ruin my keg with this nasty bacon flavor -yeck - Just move on and get some other kit - any other kit.
March 31, 2016
Response from Northern Brewer
Sorry to hear it was not a winner in your book. Let us know if we can help. Cheers.
November 21, 2016
Northern Brewer
Bacon Smoked Red Ale
I have been brewing for 3 years now, have about 15+ separate brews under my belt, some 5 gallon, some 1 gallon. Not an expert by any means, just a growing hoppy (get it?). I have only done extract brewing and want to learn all grain soon. Anyway, back to the review. My wife got me this kit 2 years ago. I brewed it and followed instructions. I let it sit in secondary about 2 weeks longer then it recommended. I have found this is good practice with my beers. I bottled on 4/9/14. I like smokey beers, but after a month in bottles but this one still had too much intense flavor, it needed to mellow. I let this sit a few more moths and tried it, mellowed out, but still off flavors. I thought it was just going to be that way. So I gave samples to friends and they all claimed they liked it. I buried some in my "lab" ( storage room in the basement) and haven't picked one up until now. I have to say.....wow! The beer is smooth, nice smokey and bacon flavor, and easily drinkable. This beer needed to age a bit for me to enjoy it, others may find less aging for their own palates. But I can't believe how well this turned out after about a year and a half in bottles. Brew it, let it condition/age a while, have self control, and you won't regret it. Taking this and a few others to a bachelor party in a few weeks!
September 17, 2015
Good, but can be great!!
If you add 12 oz of pure maple syrup from primary to secondary fermentation, it makes this beer a top tier breakfast treat. I could not keep them in the house...family, friends, neighbors...Make this one small tweak to your recipe and you will be very happy with the result
April 28, 2015
Rich red, smokey, bacony, delicious! On my last bottle now and will have to order again.
January 9, 2015
Awesome Flavor-ignore the haters
All,I don't know why we've seen the pithy, negative reviews recently of this beer. I brewed it last Sunday, and it's already in the keg. Bam--a grain-to-glass, reasonable-gravity, smoked red ale. Upon first taste, I told myself, "great Scot, that tastes like bacon!" Not overpowering in the least. What I wonder is if there is a correlation between the amount of bacon flavor and the time in the whirlpool at flameout. I added the flavor and immediately started cooling.If you want an astonishingly clear beer per the photo, and not have to wait months to get this clarity, consider using a yeast like Nottingham instead of US-05. The fruity, slightly estery aroma only complements the bacony flavor. Alternatively, you can add a fining agent to it if a hazy beer is an issue.
November 30, 2014
Bacon is right
Too much bacon or smokey flavor as it over powers the beer. It sat for 2 months+ in the keg and while it is better for the brew crew around here it is still too much. My only recommendation is use a smaller amount of the smoke extract. I have never poured beer out but this might be the first.
September 9, 2014
Hard to drink
I am both an avid bacon and beer lover but drinking this is a bit much. Its as described and high quality but only 1 of a dozen craft brew loving friends of mine could finish it. One thing is for sure... let it age and the colder the better. Marinade a pork loin in it or make bean and ham soup with it but the average person won't be able to drink this. Gave it two stars cause without the bacon extract the kit would be awesome. Eat bacon on the side and wash it down with beer, hard to improve on that and this kit doesn't.
August 28, 2014
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Is it possible to get these recipes in 2.5 gallon kits?
A shopper on Sep 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I don't believe so , but it was a good kit , & the ingredients will all keep. You could split it into 2 batches, & experiment on your own. The vial of liquid bacon extract should be fine in the fridge , & the dry grains &, UME will last a long time. Get it & brew twice.
If I am going to keg can I just go to the keg and force carb immediately after fermentation is complete? Or does this brew need to condition for a bit?
S C on Mar 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I followed the instructions and as I recall a standard 1 week primary & 1 week secondary and then immediately kegged and force carbonated. Everyone loved the brew.

I have been unable to find it....what can one expect for the FG? I hit the OG...just looking for a target...thanks in advance.
Jeff V on Nov 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: My FG hit at 1.010. I also did a yeast starter as well. Your mileage my vary :).
It seems the only issue that anyone has had with this brew is the over the top smoke....would it be advisable to cut that portion in half? Thanks in advance....
Jeff V on Oct 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: That would be a totally individual taste and choice. I just received my second batch since the first one went quickly and probably one of my all time favorite beers just as it is. I do not think it is over the top smokey, hence, the reason I would propose it is simply individual preference.
The website does not sell the bacon extract by itself and I cannot find the brand they use. Does anyone use something similar that they can recommend?
Daniel W on Feb 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You might be able to use liguid smoke. Just use sparingly. A hint of smoke is better than overwhelming blah.

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