Irish Ale - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

Irish Ale - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

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Our Irish Red Ale recipe is similar to a big Amber Ale, but is so unusual it does not really fit within any category. This red ale contains Aromatic malt to provide malty flavor and aroma. Features dark Crystal malts, including Special B, and a pinch of Roasted Barley for a deep, red color and a very distinctive caramel flavor. Our Irish Red Ale is one of our most popular ingredient kits about which we receive a lot of positive feedback from satisfied customers. If you're going to be venturing into new realms of taste discovery, this is a winning ticket we can solidly recommend!

Estimated Original Gravity:1.046-50
SRM: 22
IBU's: 42-46
Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 4.5%

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 included steeping grains will come milled.
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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Why did you choose this?
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Cause I like Red Ale lol
Sergio A M on Oct 6, 2020
Sounds different
Victor B on Sep 23, 2020
Cause I like Red Ale lol
Sergio A M on Oct 6, 2020
Did a 1 Gal batch and loved it, and wanted a larger batch.
Matthew B on Sep 26, 2020
Sounds different
Victor B on Sep 23, 2020
had it before and liked it
Wes B on Sep 23, 2020
Consistently good extract kit.
Mark D T on Sep 17, 2020
Like the taste
Edward J Volz on Sep 11, 2020
Made once before and liked it
Jeffrey on Aug 22, 2020
Love the Iris Red Ale
Robert on Aug 12, 2020
made this kit many times - wife's favorite
Mike F on Aug 5, 2020
Great reviews
winton h on Jul 8, 2020
ROBERT B on Jul 4, 2020
I need a win. My last two beers I had to dump.
John H on Jun 13, 2020
Well liked
good quality red ale at a reasonable price
Chris P on May 20, 2020
Something new
Robert A on May 20, 2020
like it
Mike C on May 18, 2020
We've had this before and liked it.
Joe S on Apr 7, 2020
brewed a Irish Red before and liked it
Timothy W on Mar 31, 2020
made it before and was good
Aaron C on Mar 24, 2020
Good balanced beer. Not an IPA
Bruce E M on Mar 22, 2020
Easy kit, great beer. I have made this probably a dozen times or more...
Jerry S on Mar 9, 2020
My brother in law wanted this more than the pale ale so we will try this recipe first
Alan S on Jan 31, 2020
Try something different
Mike P on Jan 18, 2020
Wanted to brew a red good reviews
ERIC M on Jan 7, 2020
This was my very first brew and my buddy likes it... I'm getting back into the hobby and starting over from the beginning
Toadwalk on Jan 6, 2020
First try for this brew
Michael K on Dec 19, 2019
Good all-purpose beer, good for newbies over for football.
JC D on Dec 14, 2019
It's a gift. Looks good.
Elizabeth N on Dec 14, 2019
Brewed several times before. Always good and well received by "volunteer" tasters.
JAMES V. on Dec 11, 2019
Zachary W on Dec 3, 2019
My son told me to
Georgann M on Dec 2, 2019
I love Irish Red!
Larry J on Nov 30, 2019
I enjoyed it the first time I brewed.
Paul Korinko on Oct 8, 2019
I chose this because i have made it before and it is great! It also seems to go well with fall
Joe M on Sep 30, 2019
best red ale on the market
Peter F on Sep 11, 2019
Good reviews
Doug B on Sep 7, 2019
MARVIN R on Aug 28, 2019
I like Irish Red Ale
Vaughn G on Aug 28, 2019
I like Irish red ale
Raymond B on Aug 28, 2019
I love Irish chicks.
Jesse M on Jul 3, 2019
I've brewed it before and liked it.
Stephen K on Jun 28, 2019
Friend of mine said that it is a good beer for a beginner, so I am trying it now
Zachary D. F on May 4, 2019
Love Irish Reds
Mike V on Apr 9, 2019
Made it before
David P. M on Apr 1, 2019
Last brewed beer was a porter, wanted to have a Red in the wings
Erin D on Mar 24, 2019
Wanting to brew a red
Jerry Wagner on Mar 1, 2019
Kit of The Week, great reviews, St. Patricks Day
David Van D on Mar 1, 2019
reviews from previous buyers
Mike V on Feb 26, 2019
Saint Patty's Day party
Jason B. on Feb 14, 2019
Like it trying again
John on Feb 1, 2019
Did a 1 Gal batch and loved it, and wanted a larger batch.
Matthew B on Sep 26, 2020
had it before and liked it
Wes B on Sep 23, 2020
What is the recommended yeast for this kit? Not listed below as far as I can tell.
Andrew Ryan on Jan 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Any recommended yeasts for a kit will be listed in the "You Might Also Need" section that can be found below the product description. For this kit, we recommend the following:
Yeast (Liquid) - Wyeast (Irish) - 1084
Yeast (Liquid) - Wyeast (Irish) - 1084
Fermentis Dry Yeast - Safale S-04 (11.5 g)
Fermentis Dry Yeast - Safale S-04 (11.5 g)
White Labs - Irish Ale
White Labs - Irish Ale
Imperial Organic Yeast - Darkness
Imperial Organic Yeast - Darkness
how many hours does it take for wyeast 1214 to show activity?
joseph West on Apr 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It depends on the conditions and type of beer etc but it should should activity within a few hours or the next day. Again, it depends on a few factors.

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Spot-on Red
This Irish Red kit turned out great!
Great flavor and color. With a proper label on the bottle you’d never know it was homebrew. I’ll make this again for sure.
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May 17, 2020
7 months ago
Easy to brew. Great tasting beer.
January 1, 2020
11 months ago
Very Good Red Ale
Pitched the yeast a month ago and force carbonated. The beer has very good color and malt flavor. It’s continuing to improve with tim and is a very good Red Ale. It’s earned a spot in the rotation.
April 16, 2019
1 year ago
Irish Red
This was my first brew in many months and I wanted to start with a kit. Eveything was there and batch is in carboy bubbling away. Once I have a taste then I will know more
March 16, 2019
1 year ago
nice flavor
Dark red color, zesty taste with a light hop finish.
December 10, 2018
over 2 years ago
One of my favorites!
I have made this kit several times and I believe it will be permanent on one of my taps. A favorite with company that doesn't last very long. I have used several different types of yeast but prefer Nottingham. A big kit with big flavor.
September 23, 2018
over 2 years ago
Great tasting beer, comments from friends tell me I'll make this again...
Great taste...
Great taste...
August 23, 2018
over 2 years ago
Great beer
I made this beer several times and has always been great. This batch is still brewing but I'm sure it will be great also. I made the extract kit only because I ordered it by mistake instead of the full grain. I've make full grain now but both kits are great!
July 24, 2018
over 2 years ago
I've drank so much of this that I actually don't like it anymore. But everyone I've shared it with wants more! They're insatiable animals!
July 23, 2018
over 2 years ago
Relaxing Experience Brewing this batch of Irish Red!
Shipment was received from MoreBeer in 3 days. I brewed that night! 7 days in primary fermenter, then racked to secondary for 7 more days. Fermented at 65F. At bottling, the Irish Red looked clear, with lovely aroma. Currenty maturing at 76F post bottling....can’t wait to start popping caps in 2 more weeks!
July 3, 2018
over 2 years ago