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- 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.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here for Irish Red Ale All-Grain Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style British Original Gravity 1044 Total Time to Make 6 weeks
- 4.7 / 5.016 ReviewsTime is your friend on this brew!I bottled this one and let it sit for about 6 weeks, turn out nicely in time!May 14, 2018Purchased
3 months agoLiked by even non-beer drinkersA very easy to drink beer that even non-beer drinkers liked. Mild flavor and only slight bitterness at the finish appealed to most who tasted it. Some hardcore stout drinks wanted more gusto, but I liked it. Basically, what I expected. Will problem get around to brewing it again. Relatively easy and quick to brew.December 26, 2016Purchased
over 2 years agoGreat BeerThe Irish Red turned out great! I did have to hunt down a muslin bag for the grains since one was not included and I am not yet in possession of the necessary equipment for brewing grain beers to their fullest extent.August 24, 2016Great RecipeThis is one of my favorite NB kits. Everyone loves it. smooth and malty with a great finish.August 22, 2016Hard to beatI understand it's not a full review if you change the recipe. I've Brewed the original and loved it but in the summertime I used safale 05 and Maris otter as the base malt, specialty malts and hops the same. After more than 50 brews this one stands out. Great way to showcase malt and smoothness. 5 starsJune 14, 2016Everyone likes it!Was my first all grain beer. Came out really nice, and even people that don't normally like craft beer said "I like that" . Almost gone so time to brew another.May 14, 2016Good kit a little light in colorReally love the flavor profile but was a little upset about the srm...very pale in color only a light red in low light but still giving 4 stars because all in all a solid product!March 24, 2016TOTAL CROWD PLEASER!!!!!Don't plan to have any of this left the day after St. Patrick's Day. I didn't! This is a VERY good recipe, earlier I commented that I wasn't sure the color was right....this stuff was beautifully red when it came out of secondary.This is one I will keep on tap!March 21, 2016Great Irish RedThis is my first beer from Nothern Brewer and my first beer using the Grainfather. Both worked great. The beer was just as I hoped for with an Irish Red., very drinkable, with a little bitter/hops in the finish. Will make this again.March 10, 2016
- Browse 6 questions Browse 6 questions and 13 answersI brewed Irish red ale an put it in a brewtect15 gal stainless steel conical fermenter it seems to have quit bubbling after 36 hrs is this normal?BEST ANSWER: Possibly. I’ve had some batches that don’t seem to be as active in fermentation but turned out just fine. I would recommend you transfer your wort into a second fermentation after the recommended time (7-10 days) as this may stir up more fermentation but will also allow for more conditioning of the beer. You can check the specific gravity when you start your 2nd fermentation and right before bottling. I’ve heard of others adding more yeast in the 1st fermentation stage, but I have not. Hope this help, happy brewing.Is there a Final Gravity target? Mine stopped at 1.024. What did you finish at?BEST ANSWER: The FG varies though usually will be lower than that. That could occur if you are using a refractometer, since those are not accurate for FG readings. Otherwise, how does it taste? You could consider stirring/shaking and raising the temp to try and get it lower, but if it tastes good, it may be safer to drink as is. Anything we try to get that number lower, could make the beer not taste good.Should I put in gypsum in the mash ?BEST ANSWER: You don’t need to add gypsum unless you are using distilled water. I used tap water through a simple high output RV filter and my batch turned out great! You can purchase the filter and no lead hose at any Walmart.Has anyone used this kit with the brew in a bag method?BEST ANSWER: Hi Brian,
Thank you for contacting us. Many brewer do use our all grain kits to make a BIAB batch. If doing this you will assume an expected efficiency of about 60% which usually yields about 4 gallons of finished beer rather than 5. We do also offer the Irish Read ale in a BIAB kit here: http://www.northernbrewer.com/irish-red-ale-biab-recipe-kit
Please let us know if we can help further.
Lance FWhat hops come with this kit?BEST ANSWER: Williamette and US GoldingsI brewed this recipe and tried I e out of the keg the other day and color was bit lighter than I expected. Not sure why, any ideas?BEST ANSWER: I have brewed this beer kit twice... and honestly, while tasty and very drinkable I have always found it to be quite light in color. If I were to brew with this grain bill again, am thinking I would boil it for extra 15 mins before hop additions (adjusting mash/sparge volumes), and have considered throwing in a couple ounces (2 max!!) of Roasted Barley to flesh it out a bit more.