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Irish Red Ale | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

Irish Red Ale | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

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Description

  • One of our best-selling kits of all time, Irish Red Ale is decidedly malt-forward with a distinct caramel flavor
  • Includes Northern Brewer and Willamette hops
  • Estimated ABV: 4.8%
  • Estimated IBUs: 39-46
  • Makes 5 gallons of finished beer

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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My favorite Beer
ANTHONY GIORDANO on Mar 4, 2023
Tasty-made it before
William A on Feb 22, 2023
My favorite Beer
ANTHONY GIORDANO on Mar 4, 2023
Favorite MB kit
James van E on Feb 28, 2023
Tasty-made it before
William A on Feb 22, 2023
Brew buddy is Irish
Garrett L on Feb 20, 2023
I made it once and I think it's my favorite so far
Bruce Allen B on Feb 17, 2023
Its what I like
Scott P on Feb 16, 2023
Love Irish Reds
Terrance D on Feb 7, 2023
I got this for my dad because he deserves it.
scott t on Jan 19, 2023
I really like that the ingredients are itemized. Other site's kits don't itemize the grains.
David R on Jan 9, 2023
I like Red Ale!
Jonathan J on Dec 8, 2022
Great kit always
David Goracke on Dec 3, 2022
smooth dark brew
John E L on Nov 26, 2022
Type of ale, marked as good for beginners, description
Cameo H on Nov 12, 2022
Had it before and loved it!
Terry B on Nov 8, 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
price
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
Favorite MB kit
James van E on Feb 28, 2023
Brew buddy is Irish
Garrett L on Feb 20, 2023
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:
Wyeast | 1084 Irish Ale | Beer Yeast | Activator Smack-Pack System™ | 100 Billion Cells
Wyeast | 1084 Irish Ale | Beer Yeast | Activator Smack-Pack System™ | 100 Billion Cells
Fermentis | SafAle™ S-04 English Ale | 11.5 g
Fermentis | SafAle™ S-04 English Ale | 11.5 g
WLP004 Irish Ale - White Labs Yeast
WLP004 Irish Ale - White Labs Yeast
Imperial Yeast | A10 Darkness Ale | Beer Yeast | Double Pitch | 200 Billion Cells
Imperial Yeast | A10 Darkness Ale | Beer Yeast | Double Pitch | 200 Billion Cells
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 3 out of 5
Okay, not our favorite
Thought we'd give it a try, but not our favorite.
December 19, 2023
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Brewing Kit
Best investment, beer tastes great better than any beer you buy in stores and costs lees to make yourself
March 18, 2023
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
No Irish Luck Needed!
Great kit! Everything came packaged up nicely and the directions were easy to follow. This is really great for someone new to home brewing because I came into the hobby knowing nothing about beer other than I don't like Budweiser. The brew day went well, fermentation got a little stuck, but overall the end result is a great beer! I would buy this kit again.
March 11, 2023
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great kit for a tasty and easy brew.
Great kit for an easy brew. Taste and color were very good. I’ve received positive feedback and requests for more when sharing bottles with friends. Highly recommend.
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January 9, 2023
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Irish Red Ale
We just finished drinking the first batch and it had great flavor and was a hit for everyone that tried it.
December 2, 2022
Purchased
1 year ago
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
Purchased
over 3 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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Added May 17, 2020
May 17, 2020
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Easy to brew. Great tasting beer.
January 1, 2020
Purchased
over 4 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
Purchased
over 5 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
Purchased
over 5 years ago