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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!
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click here for Brickwarmer Holiday Red All Grain Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style USA Original Gravity 1062 Total Time to Make 4 weeks
- 4.6 / 5.036 ReviewsBrickwarmer Holiday Red All-GrainWhen I get a brew session going, the neighbors all stop by thinking I'm frying a turkey outside my garage. Well this wasn't a turkey in any way, shape or form. My one neighbor came over to watch and got very hands on, start to finish. Of course, since he had a vested interest in this batch, he's forsaken his Coors Light and is offering to help me drink the fruits of our collaborative labor.
Smooth and easy drinking. Very flavorful. This is a definite do-again.March 8, 2018Purchased
8 months agovery tasty beerbrewed as advertised. 1 week in primary, 3 weeks in secondary then on CO2 in the frig. I will definitely get this again.May 31, 2017Yummy goodness!Made it for a holiday party and it was gone in no time. Will be making this one a lot!December 21, 2015One of Northen Brewers best beers.Great flavor,great color and easy to make.Added one half cup oak aged spiced rum and one half ounce Sweet Orange Peel as a dry hop for one week.Turned out greatDecember 20, 2015Just good beerI argue with what many have said. This is a great, fast, and easy drinking pint. I do not think I would call it a holiday beer though. I would brew this all year long. Cheers!December 11, 2015Brickwarmer Holiday Red All Grain KitProduct arrived on time and with all components. Product directions were included and easy to follow. Batch of Brickwarmer Holiday Red Ale turned out fine and taste great. All numbers came out on target. I will be purchasing other all grain kits in the future. Thanks JoeDecember 5, 2015Maple syrup is a plus.I haven't read other reviews to see what folks have said but maple syrup makes this beer a winner with my clan. My brother in law and I make this each year with maple sap in place of water and add home made maple syrup--killer. If the sap run is low we just add 2 pints of syrup. A must try.November 28, 2015Great Tasting AleI thought the extract kit was good, but the all grain is even better.October 1, 2015DeliciousPretty good holiday brew. The orange peel at flameout added a nice twist to this darker brew. I added a half ounce of coriander in the secondary for ten days and it added a great flavor. I will for sure brew this again next winter.December 17, 2014Great base beer to build uponThis is the first brew I have ever attempted and jumped straight to AG with this kit. Brew day went smooth and I couldn't wait to get to drinking this. I got to thinking and decided to add 2lbs of honey and 2lbs of cherries to secondary. I let it bottle condition for several weeks and the anticipation got the best of me and I cracked one open and had to try it. The honey really boosted the alcohol content. It gave it a definite warm bite at the finish. Great for those cold winter nights. Also, with the addition of the cherries and honey, it was very Mad Elfesque. The more it sits in the bottles, the more well rounded it's becoming. I can't wait to brew this again and compare it to last years batch.May 6, 2014
- Browse 2 questions Browse 2 questions and 4 answersDo the ingredients come separated or all mixed together?.....I plan to make 1 gallon 5 times instead of 5 gallons all at onceBEST ANSWER: First of all, this is an excellent brew. I have brewed it twice and I have to say it has received the best reviews from my drinking partners. To answer your question, the grain is mixed together. It will come in one bag already mixed, but make sure to tell them whether you want them to crush the grain for you.Can you use maple syrup instead of priming sugar?BEST ANSWER: I suppose you could but i wouldn't recommend that because it could drastically change the flavor profile if the beer. Priming sugar seaks to minimize any last second flavor changes.
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