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

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

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Our Irish Red Ale recipe is hard to nail down as any specific style—similar to a big Amber Ale, but it's so unusual it does not really fit within any category. Malt character utterly dominates this beer's flavor profile, containing dark Crystal malts, including Special B, and a pinch of Roasted Barley for a deep, red color and a very distinctive caramel flavor. Irish Red Ale has been one of our most popular ingredient kits for many years, and continues to receive a lot of positive feedback from satisfied customers to this day. If you're going to be venturing into new realms of taste discovery, this is a winning ticket we can solidly recommend!

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity: 1.046-53
  • SRM (Color Range): 20-22
  • IBUs: 39-46
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 4.5-5.0%


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.
Liquid Malt Extract (LME) vs. Dried Malt Extract (DME)
MoreBeer! recipe kits are offered in both Liquid Malt Extract and Dry Malt Extract so that our customers can choose the format that best suits their needs and brewing style. LME is a viscous liquid, similar in consistency to maple syrup. In addition to being the more affordable option, many brewers find LME easier to handle than dry extract. DME is more condensed and comes in a powder format that is similar to baking flour. Although it’s a little more costly, DME is naturally lighter in color and stays fresher for longer. We highly recommend DME when brewing light colored beers.


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I like reds?
Lynette M on Sep 29, 2022
Wife likes Irish red
Patrick L A on Sep 19, 2022
I like reds?
Lynette M on Sep 29, 2022
I'm Irish
Paul A. C on Sep 20, 2022
Wife likes Irish red
Patrick L A on Sep 19, 2022
Looked good
john m on Sep 16, 2022
I made an Irish Red 3 months ago and it was great
David T on Sep 6, 2022
Because I like drinking it!
Mark P on Aug 29, 2022
Tasty. Brewed it previously.
Mark D T on Aug 20, 2022
First brew, like the style
Ryan M on Aug 4, 2022
I like it
Kenneth C on Jun 3, 2022
First time looking for Variety
Brad Saunders on May 24, 2022
Pipeline baby.
John H on May 10, 2022
Love red
John D on Apr 28, 2022
First time trying this
Todd J O on Apr 11, 2022
Irish red is one of my beloved Bruse I can’t wait to get this one done
Mark E W on Apr 1, 2022
Wanted to brew a red ale
Gerald D Z on Mar 28, 2022
looked interesting
Ace on Mar 12, 2022
I like red ales
Charles K on Feb 15, 2022
Looking for an Irish red ale for St Patrick's Day
Paul S on Feb 3, 2022
More ingredients than your competitors Red Ale, seemed to fall more in lines with the style I wanted to brew.
Adam J on Jan 28, 2022
Had it before, liked it
Michael G on Jan 26, 2022
The description sounded good
Mark R on Jan 22, 2022
Jeff M on Jan 22, 2022
Getting back into brewing and want to use my new keezer!
Corey A on Jan 7, 2022
Irish Heritage
PETER on Dec 1, 2021
Sounded good
Christopher M on Nov 16, 2021
I have made it before and it is a guest favorite
SJDiver on Nov 8, 2021
we like Irish Reds
Fred B on Nov 2, 2021
Like to keep a red on tap
Will M on Oct 30, 2021
Trying something new,
Don Murphy on Sep 22, 2021
Brewed it before. Liked ot
Todd Morgan on Aug 17, 2021
One of my favorites to brew.
Matthew B on Aug 10, 2021
Have made this before, and always a hit with friends.
Bob Prislipsky on Jul 29, 2021
I had it before
Daniel F M on Jun 21, 2021
Wife likes red ales.
Jeff B on Jan 6, 2021
It looked like an interesting beer for my second one.
Greyson D on Dec 28, 2020
Wanted it for a present, and would be something they did not have.already make.
James M S on Dec 16, 2020
wanted a Red ale and this had good reviews
Warren L on Dec 15, 2020
have brewed before and my wife loves it
Robert R on Dec 3, 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
I'm Irish
Paul A. C on Sep 20, 2022
Looked good
john m on Sep 16, 2022
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:
WY1084 Irish Ale Yeast - Wyeast
WY1084 Irish Ale Yeast - Wyeast
Fermentis Dry Yeast - Safale S-04 (11.5 g)
Fermentis Dry Yeast - Safale S-04 (11.5 g)
WLP004 Irish Ale - White Labs Yeast
WLP004 Irish Ale - White Labs Yeast
IYA10 Darkness - Imperial Organic Yeast
IYA10 Darkness - Imperial Organic Yeast
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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Rated 5 out of 5
Fantastic Red Ale
By far my favorite kit I have tried to date. Wasn't sure how I would like it so I started with the 1 gallon, but had to brew the 5 gallon soon after. An easy to follow recipe. Highly recommend this kit
February 9, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Easy to brew. Great tasting beer.
January 1, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
nice flavor
Dark red color, zesty taste with a light hop finish.
December 10, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great tasting beer, comments from friends tell me I'll make this again...
Great taste...
Great taste...
August 23, 2018
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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 4 years ago