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Irish Red Ale 1 Gallon Extract Recipe Kit


SKU# 1G05

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Irish ales are malty, smooth, and many, like our kit, are a rich copper-red color. Great taste, drinkability, and low aging requirements make this our best-selling kit.

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Irish Red 1 Gallon

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Product Details
Irish ales are malty, smooth, medium-bodied, and most, like our kit, are a deep copper-red color that is created by a blend of specialty malts. Our malt blend also gives this recipe its signature toasty and sweet aroma and flavor. Another defining characteristic of Irish Red Ales are their immense drinkability - definitely a crowd-pleaser beer. Its great taste, drinkability, and low aging requirements make this our best-selling kit.
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield1 Gallon
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Irish Red Ale 1 Gallon Extract Recipe Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleBritish
Original GravityNo
Total Time to MakeNo
4.4 / 5.0
50 Reviews
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Not exaclty an irish red, but still good.
First time using an extract recipe, but followed instruction to a T. It did not turn out like an irish red, ala Smithwicks or Killians but was a dead ringer for Newcastle. Would get again though as I'm also a fan of Smithwicks. Gonna have to keep looking for an equivalent recipe kit.
April 1, 2018
2 months ago
Very smooth
This is a very smooth, good tasting ale This is the first beer we brewed, and we truly enjoyed the process and the finished product!
January 19, 2018
Outstanding brew
Came out really Dark but had a good Irish Red taste. I was very please and will certainly be doing another batch
December 18, 2017
my favorite
this has become my favorite beer to make. everybody love the irish red ale.
December 9, 2017
5 months ago
Very Good beer
Nice strong not sweet beer with just the right amount of hops flavor
September 24, 2017
8 months ago
Dark brown not red. No carbonation
My 20th brew. Disappointed Too dark to be called a red ale and the fizz drops did not carbonate.
August 19, 2017
1 year ago
Response from Northern Brewer
We guarantee all ingredients for 3 months from the date of purchase. If you suspect a problem with any ingredients, contact us immediately – do not brew.
August 19, 2017
William RStaff
Brew is dark Brown
The brew tastes ok. It is not red and a bit on the bitter side. My only assumption is that I received a older kit. Ill try again as this brew received so many positive reviews so fresher ingredients I hope will give a better result. Brew is dark brown and you cannot see thru it.
June 13, 2017
11 months ago
Left to the Berring Sea, came home to a wonderful Ale...
Started the Red Ale two weeks ago, went to work, for two weeks @ Sea catching crab.... Pockets full of money and brew in the boat was quite the delight.... will be back ......
April 16, 2017
1 year ago
So so
I bought this kit to test before I bought the 5 gallon kit. This kit came complete but there just wasn't much substance to the finished product. Since the 5 gallon kit gets such good reviews, it makes me wonder if this small kit is a good representation of the larger batch. If it is, then I'm glad I didn't buy the big one. I give it two stars because all the ingredients were in good order. Nothing wrong with the kit itself, just not what I think of as a good Irish Red ale.
March 18, 2017
Irish Red turned out great. Just in time for St. Paddy's day!
Irish Red.
Irish Red.
March 18, 2017
1 year ago
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Whenever I put the pot into the sink for the ice bath, how long does it usually take to cool down to 60-70 degrees? The video says to leave the lid on so I'm not sure how I would check the temperature to be sure.
A shopper on Jan 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: For a 5-gallon wort, it takes 15-20 minutes. I put an adjustable drain/stopper in the sink and run cold water into the ice bath so that the water continuously removes heat from the pot. With a sterilized spoon/paddle, I stir the ort every 2-3 minutes to improve the heat transfer. If the ice depletes, replenish it. I personally like to use large ice packs, since they stay colder longer and can be reused.
How much yeast should be added? Video and laminated instructions say 1/2 packet but instructions specified to the beer say a whole packet.
A shopper on Sep 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for contacting Northern Brewer. I understand you have some questions as to how much yeast to put in your beer. If you have a 5 gram yeast packet, that is enough for a 5 gallon batch of beer, so the directions state to put in half of that package, it will be more than enough to ferment. Some of our small batch kits now come with a 1 gram packet of yeast better suited for the small batch recipe kits, so if you received a small yeast package, put the entire package in. If you aren't sure which type of yeast you have, email us with a picture and we can help you out. Cheers!
Are these kits easily doubled for use in 2.5 gallon fermenters?
A shopper on Feb 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, but the cost of the full 5 gallon kit is not much more than 2 x the price of the 1-gallon kits. It is not hard to divide up the malt, hops, yeast and grains in the 5-gallon kit into 2 or 3 smaller kits. Just make sure you calculate the water correctly so that the starting gravity is where it should be after chilling the wort. If there are any opened hops, yeast, or malt bags/cans you want to save later, make sure they are sealed air-tight.
What comes in this kit?
A shopper on Apr 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Grains, yeast, fizz drops hops pellets, instructions. You will need a stainless steel 6 qrt. pot, spoon and thermometer.
Question regarding growlers and the one gallon batches. If you put one fizz drop for a 12 oz bottle, do you put five in for 64oz?
A shopper on Feb 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I never tried it in a growler but it makes sense but
Make sure you have a good seal!!!!
What's the difference between this Micro Bru recipe kit and the 1 gallon small batch Irish Red Ale kit you sell?
A shopper on Feb 14, 2018
Irish Red Ale 1 Gallon Extract Recipe Kit
Irish Red Ale 1 Gallon Extract Recipe Kit
Micro Bru Irish Red Ale All-Grain Recipe Kit
Micro Bru Irish Red Ale All-Grain Recipe Kit
BEST ANSWER: Micro Bru kits are our mini all grain kits, which use just grains to extract the sugars that are used for fermenting. The other kit contains malt extract. Cheers!
What does this kit include?
A shopper on Feb 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The kit includes all needed ingredients: hops, malt, yeast, and fizz drops for carbonation. Cheers!
What is the ABV% supposed to be for this after brewing?
Robert J on Jan 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: About 4.3%. This is one of the best kits NB sells, and one of the easiest to brew and get right! Very drinkable Irish Red!
Can I get this kit for a 2 gallon batch?
Jeremy C on Jan 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We do not currently have this kit in a 2 gallon version. Cheers!

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