Brickwarmer Holiday Red Extract Beer Recipe Kit

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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 a far cry from most traditional, predictable holiday ales.

Loaded with premium ingredients, this recipe kit yields a saturated copper-red ale with a mind-bendingly complex flavor profile, thanks to a blend of malts. The pale chocolate adds a warm, toasty dimension and suggestions of black tea, while fig-and-toffee elements come from two authentic English caramel malts. The earthy and dark dried-fruit character of the malt segues into bright floral citrus, coming from the resinous lime-and-flowers punch of Styrian Celeia and a charge of sweet orange peel at the end of the boil!

 

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SKU

0890

Beer Color Amber
Original Gravity

1062

Total Time to Make 4 weeks
Regional Style USA
Alcohol Content Medium
Yield 5 Gallons
Beer Style Amber Ale,Spice or Fruit Beer
Fermentation Type Ale
Beer Recipe Kit Instructions Click here for recipe kit instructions

Customer Reviews

Based on 158 reviews
64%
(101)
29%
(46)
4%
(7)
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Devon A.
Perfect Thanksgiving Beer!

Let me just start by saying this beer had one of the fastest turnarounds from brew to bottle I've ever had. And on top of that, its absolutely delicious. Nutty and warm, everyone who tried it at my Thanksgiving dinner loved it!

S
Shawn G.
Just got around to brewing

So far this batch shows great promise. :) I wish I had more to say. I just put it in the primary fermenter last night. I'm late getting this started with traveling so much, but I am really looking forward to the results!

J
Jim i.M.
I'm sure it would have been great

I've brewed maybe 100 or so batches of beers, mostly extract kits from Northern Brewer. Some were better than others, but all were good. For some reason, this one was a bust. I couldn't get fermentation started. I went with dry yeast as the temperature has dropped below freezing here in the Rocky Mountains and I didn't want to risk freezing it. I've had good success with dry yeast when I've used it before...but nothing happened this time. After a week I hydrated another pack of yeast I had on had (really old but figured I had nothing to lose). Still no fermentation.
I had hoped to bottle this and give it away for x-mas but now I've got 5 gallons of old, useless wort.
I loved the smell of the orange peel when I added it to the wort; this would have been a great winter brew. I'll try it again soon...this time with the tried and true liquid yeast starter.

R
Rich B.
Brickwarmer

Just put it in bottles. Have yet to taste it. The only problem I encountered was the carbonation drops were too large to put into some of my bottles.

J
Jared
Brick warmer

One of my favorite beer. Awesome brew

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Brickwarmer Holiday Red Extract Beer Recipe Kit

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Customer Reviews

Based on 158 reviews
64%
(101)
29%
(46)
4%
(7)
1%
(2)
1%
(2)
D
Devon A.
Perfect Thanksgiving Beer!

Let me just start by saying this beer had one of the fastest turnarounds from brew to bottle I've ever had. And on top of that, its absolutely delicious. Nutty and warm, everyone who tried it at my Thanksgiving dinner loved it!

S
Shawn G.
Just got around to brewing

So far this batch shows great promise. :) I wish I had more to say. I just put it in the primary fermenter last night. I'm late getting this started with traveling so much, but I am really looking forward to the results!

J
Jim i.M.
I'm sure it would have been great

I've brewed maybe 100 or so batches of beers, mostly extract kits from Northern Brewer. Some were better than others, but all were good. For some reason, this one was a bust. I couldn't get fermentation started. I went with dry yeast as the temperature has dropped below freezing here in the Rocky Mountains and I didn't want to risk freezing it. I've had good success with dry yeast when I've used it before...but nothing happened this time. After a week I hydrated another pack of yeast I had on had (really old but figured I had nothing to lose). Still no fermentation.
I had hoped to bottle this and give it away for x-mas but now I've got 5 gallons of old, useless wort.
I loved the smell of the orange peel when I added it to the wort; this would have been a great winter brew. I'll try it again soon...this time with the tried and true liquid yeast starter.

R
Rich B.
Brickwarmer

Just put it in bottles. Have yet to taste it. The only problem I encountered was the carbonation drops were too large to put into some of my bottles.

J
Jared
Brick warmer

One of my favorite beer. Awesome brew