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, yeast or priming sugar. The recommended yeast(s) can be found below. All grains will come milled, unless you select unmilled base malts.

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

California Recipients: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
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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Always wanted to do a Red Ale
Gerald J F on Sep 5, 2019
Sounds good. Switching it up from IPAs
Ryan K on Jun 19, 2019
Always wanted to do a Red Ale
Gerald J F on Sep 5, 2019
Made it before - my favorite.
Frank F on Aug 28, 2019
Sounds good. Switching it up from IPAs
Ryan K on Jun 19, 2019
good beer!
Kim Montague on Jun 1, 2019
love taste
Ruben A on May 10, 2019
tasted a buddys want more
Steve D M on Apr 30, 2019
This beer is always a hit. Always did partial mash. Time to go all-grain!
Raymond P on Apr 29, 2019
Something new
chris l on Apr 9, 2019
Wanted something friends would like that was different from the IPAs that I have been brewing
MARK R on Mar 5, 2019
Kit of the week
Erik A H on Mar 1, 2019
Sounds like a good spring beer
NATHAN F on Feb 14, 2019
Was looking to brew a red
Bryan on Jan 24, 2019
I wanted to have this ready for St. Patrick's Day
Richard D on Jan 18, 2019
St Paddy's day coming
Ken M on Jan 14, 2019
Getting ready for St Patties day!
WILLIAM C on Jan 7, 2019
My husband likes Irish red.
Simone Stowe 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 Ormand 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
Made it before - my favorite.
Frank F on Aug 28, 2019
good beer!
Kim Montague on Jun 1, 2019
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.

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A good Irish Red recipe!
September 12, 2019
8 months ago
Looks really good
Brewed this last week in my Grainfather and everything looks great. All gravities came in spot on. Looking forward to a pint or two on St. Patty's Day!
February 18, 2019
9 months ago
Great kit!
Great color, flavor and mouthfeel. Love making red ales and this was no exception. Delicious!
January 29, 2019
9 months ago
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
1 year ago
brewed this for a friend and she loves it
April 11, 2018
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago
More like a brown ale
My all-grain batch is almost porter looking. Very malty, low bitterness, dark.
January 28, 2018
1 year 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