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Irish Red Ale - All Grain Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

Irish Red Ale - All Grain Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

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Our Irish Red Ale recipe is categorized as a big Amber Ale, but is so unique, it does not really fit within any category. 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 very distinctive caramel flavor. One of our most popular ingredient kits.

Estimated Original Gravity:1.049-53
SRM: 20
IBU's: 41-45 Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 5%

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags or yeast. The recommended yeast(s) can be found below. All grains will come milled unless otherwise requested at the time of purchase.

WLP004 - White Labs Irish Ale
WY1084 - Wyeast Irish Ale
IYA10 - Imperial Darkness

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 MethodAll Grain
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My husband likes Irish red.
Simone S on Nov 28, 2018
Wife wanted red ale.
Russ S on Oct 2, 2018
My husband likes Irish red.
Simone S on Nov 28, 2018
Wanted a Karl Trolly ale
David A on Oct 24, 2018
Wife wanted red ale.
Russ S on Oct 2, 2018
Like red ale
Michael W on Sep 10, 2018
Type and price
Steve R on Jul 10, 2018
Good reviews, wanted to brew an Irish Red without designing from scratch
Graham S on May 19, 2018
Good style beer
Adam D on Apr 10, 2018
Irish red is a favorite for the family
Brian B on Apr 3, 2018
Past success
Randy R on Mar 20, 2018
made it before. very good
Brent B. on Mar 20, 2018
Don’t have time to design my own recipe
Joe O on Mar 20, 2018
Irish Red is awesome!
William L on Mar 20, 2018
Love this beer. I've been doing this one for about 5 years. It is one of my 6 go to beers
david a on Mar 20, 2018
St Paddy's Day
Daniel O on Feb 23, 2018
Saint Patrick's Day Brew
Juergen K on Feb 20, 2018
T B on Feb 13, 2018
in the mood for something malty
Andrew S. on Feb 9, 2018
I want to do an Irish-style Red Ale
Andrew St. M on Feb 9, 2018
for a freind
carl e on Feb 6, 2018
Jose J M on Feb 3, 2018
For St Pattys day!
James S on Jan 12, 2018
Wanted a Karl Trolly ale
David A on Oct 24, 2018
Like red ale
Michael W on Sep 10, 2018
What yeast is included in this kit?
John Murphy on Mar 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: As far as I know, there isn't any yeast included. I have brewed this ingredient kit with the White Labs Irish Ale yeast and the Wyeast IIrish Ale yeast. Both produced good results.

4.8 / 5.0
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Ok, but little residual malt
I got the efficiency for the mash that the instructions said ai should get. Final sg was right on target. My only gripe is the lack of “maltiness” in the final product. To me Irish reds need a good malt taste. If I get this again will add 2-3 pounds of base malt to the recipe.
June 5, 2018
7 months ago
brewed this for a friend and she loves it
April 11, 2018
10 months ago
Good Red
I'm not a huge fan of red ales but this is nice. Just enough of the darker malts to make it interesting.
February 6, 2018
11 months ago
Easy Drinking
Took about three months to age properly, probably because I sparged and added some finishing sugar which increased fermentation time. Final ABV was about 6.5 percent and everybody really likes the beer. Worth the extra wait!
February 6, 2018
11 months ago
More like a brown ale
My all-grain batch is almost porter looking. Very malty, low bitterness, dark.
January 28, 2018
11 months ago
Buy this now!
This kit is amazing! I hit all my numbers dead on except for the final volume came in just under 5 gallons. The malty flavor paired to the light hoppiness makes for an awesome beer. My friends and family loves it and it will definitely be on my rotation from now on!
December 5, 2017
I brewed this for a friend and fell in love. Great flavor! I'm on batch 20 and this will be in my rotation from now on.
March 11, 2017
Very Happy With This Brew
I made had a handful of 'issues' while brewing this yet the beer still came out great.
I fermented with Safale 05. Initial ferment temp was 74 (by mistake) but dropped it down to 68 for the remainder. I bottled using CO2 levels of 2.6. If bottling I strongly recommend a good 2-4 weeks before you crack the first beer. I couldn't wait and opened on at 7 days. Way better now that I have waited.

October 7, 2015
Response from MoreFlavor
Brewed this for a friend and fell in love. It has great flavor. I'm on my 20th batch and this is one of my favorites to go back and brew.
December 22, 2017
Awesome beer!
Reds are my favorite so I have made this beer from extract and from all grain, this was also my first ever all grain batch. All grain takes the cake by a mile. The color is better in all grain, the extract version came out very dark and tasted sweeter, the taste is much more distinct and developed in the all grain recipe as well. I only fermented this one once and did not feel it is necessary to dry hop at all. This was my friends and families favorite one I have brewed thus far and they want me to make it again ASAP!
I highly reccomend making this one its worth the time!
November 19, 2014
Great Beer!
This beer is phenomenal! It's very malty and has a slight nuttiness to it. I brought a keg of this up to the mountains over New Year's Eve a few years ago and everyone loved it.
May 22, 2013