American Red Ale - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

American Red Ale - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

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(Makes 5 gallons) Red Ale is technically not a beer style category. Oh, well. It was created (and is continually evolving) in microbreweries throughout the US. Usually very similar to Amber Ale but with additional, darker crystal malts. MoreBeer! takes a different approach. We make it red with 2oz of Roasted Barley. The result is a red-colored beer but without the deeper, caramalized flavors. We add a combination of Cascade and Northern Brewer hops that combine with the malt flavors to make this a unique beer you won't find anywhere else.

Estimated Original Gravity:1.045-49
SRM (Color Range: 15
IBU's: 41-45 Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 4.5%

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. The recommended yeast(s) can be found below. All grains will come milled.

WLP001 - White Labs California Ale
WY1056 - Wyeast American
GY001 - GigaYeast NorCal Ale #1
IYA07 - Imperial Flagship

Please Note: In order to better serve our customers, we are now offering our extract recipe kits with either Liquid Malt Extract (LME) or Dried Malt Extract (DME). The majority of our DME kits were converted from the LME version, which is why you may notice slight variances in the extract names and quantities on your recipe sheet. You may also find that your Specific Gravity and ABV% are slightly higher if you choose DME. Whether LME or DME, add all extracts provided according to the recipe sheet. For further details, please reference the conversion chart below.
MoreBeer! Extract Recipe Kit Conversion Chart
Liquid Malt Extract Dry Malt Extract
4 lbs 3.5 lbs
5 lbs 4 lbs
6 lbs 5 lbs
7 lbs 6 lbs
8 lbs 6.5 lbs
9 lbs 7 lbs
Ultralight Malt Extract Golden Light DME
Pale Malt Extract Golden Light DME
Pilsner Malt Extract Pilsen Light DME


ABV %4.5
Beer StyleRed Ale & Amber Ale
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentLow (3-5%)
BitternessMedium (26-45ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodExtract
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Cooked it many times
Justin S on Mar 21, 2020
To compare with Irish Red and try a 'new' style
John R on Sep 6, 2019
Cooked it many times
Justin S on Mar 21, 2020
Simplicity for first time brewer
Jeff H on Jan 16, 2020
To compare with Irish Red and try a 'new' style
John R on Sep 6, 2019
A favorite
Eugenia K on Jul 18, 2018
New ale for our group to brew
James D on Apr 21, 2018
Simplicity for first time brewer
Jeff H on Jan 16, 2020
A favorite
Eugenia K on Jul 18, 2018

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Super Good!
First time making a Red. It turned out amazing! I have had 3 different people try it, and they all loved it!!
March 14, 2019
1 year ago
OMG! Could be the best beer I ever tasted!
Was not expecting such great flavors from this easy to do recipe kit! Definitely now my favorite!
December 9, 2018
1 year ago
Very good beer
I have been making beer and wine for over 10 years, and this is one of the best I have ever made.
June 1, 2015
Darn Good Red
This was just my second attempt at homebrewing, and it turned out great. A well balanced ale, a little on the hoppy side for a red, with a good amount of roasted malt flavor. Compares well to some of my favorite west coast reds. I'll definitely brew this one again.

Yeast Strain Used: WLP001
July 12, 2013
A good beer
This beer was good. It has great head on it and had a Newcastle taste and quality. I'm aging it a bit but it was good from day 1
July 12, 2013
I brewed this when my neighbor brewed the Irish Red Ale. His was much better. I think of red ale like I used to get in California called "Red Nectar", (sorry if I'm not supposed to mention that) and this was nowhere near as tasty, in fact it was nowhere near "red" either. Not a bad beer, in fact if I didn't know what it was supposed to be I would have really liked it. Just wasn't what I was hoping for.
March 4, 2013