Fire In The Hole | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | All-Grain

Fire In The Hole | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | All-Grain

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  • Spicy flavor and firm bitterness supported by a velvety-smooth body
  • Includes Magnum and Columbus hops
  • Estimated ABV: 6.6%
  • Estimated IBUs: 40-44
  • Makes 5 gallons of finished beer

You've never had this beer before, and, until very recently, neither had we. Imagine: a sexy, red color, spicy flavor, velvety-smooth body, terrific head, plus an aroma you could eat, all wrapped up with a firm bitterness. How did we do it? The creative shotgun approach! Continually throw enough stuff into the mix and, eventually, you score a win like this one. We started with a basic recipe similar to our famous Irish Red, but added Rye as well. A brash move? You bet! But we didn't stop there. We've added Magnum and Columbus hops everywhere, including into the carboy for dry hopping. If you want to go for a Home Run, add 1oz of the included French Oak chips after the first week of fermentation.

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity: 1.067-71
  • SRM (Color Range): 19
  • IBUs: 40-44
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 6.6%


Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All grains will come milled, unless you select unmilled base malts.


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looked interesting
Russ on Jan 7, 2023
sounded interesting, like rye
Jason C. Higgins on Mar 11, 2021
looked interesting
Russ on Jan 7, 2023
Had it a couple years ago and it is great!
Daniel Kelley on Aug 14, 2021
sounded interesting, like rye
Jason C. Higgins on Mar 11, 2021
Something different
Greg P on Sep 16, 2020
Reviews intrigued me. I searched for a long time for the style and had trouble finding it though. I suggest adding it to the title or top of the details section.
Joshua Duerr on Jul 28, 2020
Complexity of recipe
Guest G on May 27, 2020
need some beer during lockdown
Andrew Morgan on Apr 14, 2020
My wife and I are big IPA fans - this caught our eyes, can't wait to brew!!!
Steve on Apr 11, 2020
Intrigued by this kit - gotta try!
Barnard, J on Feb 1, 2020
Sounds tasty
Steven T on Jan 9, 2020
I've brewed this before and I really like.
Valued C on Dec 13, 2019
I liked the 20% off and the bill sounds interesting.
Rob on Jul 26, 2019
Sounded good and great price
Kenny on May 31, 2019
Looks like a good recipe at a great price.
Jeffrey B on May 31, 2019
cause it is great beer
Ben Wells on Jun 26, 2018
Looks like a nice blend of malts.
Donald W on Jun 11, 2018
keep a keg of this on tap always
Scott O on May 14, 2018
Killer beer
CLINT S on Mar 9, 2018
Had it a couple years ago and it is great!
Daniel Kelley on Aug 14, 2021
Something different
Greg P on Sep 16, 2020

4.5 / 5.0
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Rated 5 out of 5
This will be a good cellaring beer to enjoy in the fall with a cigar
I bought a double batch in July 2019 and did not brew until May 2020. I pitched with S04 dry yeast and a yeast starter. The ferment was explosive and I lost almost 2 gal from 11 gal batch through the blow off tubes.the water heater pan that I ferment in had an inch of beautiful, and lost, beer. It honestly stopped fermenting the second day. There must have been a lot of sugars in the grains. I probably let it set in the primary for 6-7 weeks. I dry hopped and let it set a couple more weeks and then kegged, forcing to 20psi through the dip tube for 2 days.
On day 1 of tapping this is already a good beer! I will fill bombers and cellar this one to enjoy with a cigar later
this fall and winter. BTW, this bad boy finished out at 9.6 abv which was totally unexpected! I will surely brew this again!
(disclosure: I've been brewing all grain for ten years)
June 28, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I enjoy a beer I can stand a spoon up in. This qualifies as such. Thank you
Enjoying a cold one from jockey box
Enjoying a cold one from jockey box
May 28, 2018
over 6 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Outstanding choice.
I would give this beer a five if I had done a better job reading the descriptions and being patient with the aging. Re-reading the reviews highlighted exactly what my wife and I found, the longer we let it age the better it got. It’s been in the keg for six weeks now and the flavor profile is excellent. I need to be more efficient to get the alcohol volume up where I want it but the color, aroma and flavor are outstanding. Will be doing this one again.
April 16, 2018
Rated 5 out of 5
Just poured a glass from my 2.5 keg. I kept everything in primary oak chips and all. Og 1.78 fg 1.19. Very complex, smooth and it's a beer that could send you to the couch. It's really good and nothing like I have ever had before. It deserves a nice cigar. Enjoy
February 7, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5
Exquisite beer - beautiful aroma with well balance flavor profile. The rye and oak chips are spot on to compliment the bitter hop profile. the ESB is a great yeast choice too. Like most of my experience with ryes, this beer needs some aging. I was concerned when I first tasted it as there were a lot of sharp angry tones, but given some time I now love this beer. It's full of flavor and one I'd brew again.
May 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
WOW! May be the I've ever made!
I have been brewing for 4 years now. This is may be the best beer I've ever made! My mash, primary,dry hop, & oaking were to instructions. But, I aged it for 4 weeks after that, before I keged it. I cold crashed it for a week. Carbed at 30 psi for 2 days & let it equalize to my kegerator for 24 hours. And, WOW!!! It has a wonderful nose you can pick up on as you pour it. The oak is very much there. I left mine in for 10 days. It's not overpowering but very much there on the back of the tongue and in the after taste. Upfront, it reminds me of salted caramel covered in hops! All in all it's a very enjoyable complex beer. Not a mower beer but a seat on the front porch have a good cigar and enjoy kind of beer!
Rated 3 out of 5
Not awful
Fourth all-grain attempt. It's not bad, but definitely not worth four stars. Tossing wood chips into secondary is not the same as fermenting in an oak barrel. Kind of like adding smoked salt to a an unsmoked meat or fish. Just not the same as smoked.
January 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Kit
A good kit at a good price.
May 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Beer
This was my 3rd all grain beer and the best I've made. Don't have the dry hopping down yet but still came out excellent. Will make this again and again
April 24, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5
maybe i did something wrong?
i had high hopes for this beer, but think I went wrong when adding the oak chips in secondary. Should they have been boiled before adding for sanitation? I ended up with an infection and made an accidental sour beer. not bad if you are into that sort of thing. Drinkable, but I'm not writing home about it, and my friends know I have better stashed away!
January 22, 2014