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 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 grains will come milled, unless you select unmilled base malts.
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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St. Patrick's Day of course
Mark A. W on Jan 7, 2022
I like red's
Thomas C on Dec 22, 2021
St. Patrick's Day of course
Mark A. W on Jan 7, 2022
Charles F on Jan 6, 2022
I like red's
Thomas C on Dec 22, 2021
I need a good beer to serve over the Holidays
Kelly C on Nov 17, 2021
I like Irish ales. Saw the kit; thought I would try it.
Robert S on Nov 4, 2021
xmas ale will add spices
rory T on Oct 30, 2021
I like red ale
Thomas M T on Oct 22, 2021
Wanted to do a red.
Bruce A L on Jun 16, 2021
First try at red ale
Stephen Hirschmugl on May 31, 2021
This is a very good tasting Irish red
Michael S on May 21, 2021
Purchased previously
Valued C on May 18, 2021
I need to brew a red
Daniel F on May 15, 2021
Trying something new
Michael E B on Apr 21, 2021
Like it
Michael M on Apr 19, 2021
Getting tired of pale ales, ipa's and session beers.
Joel S on Apr 12, 2021
Something new.
Craig Robb on Mar 20, 2021
like reds
john p on Mar 10, 2021
I currently really like red ale so thought I'd try this one.
M P on Mar 10, 2021
My friend likes it
Jayson n on Mar 2, 2021
Getting ready for St.Patrick’s Day
John S on Feb 25, 2021
Looks good for St. Patrick's Day!
Dallas R on Feb 19, 2021
Looking for a true amber ale(not hopped up)
Adam Peppas on Feb 6, 2021
Good reviews
Ekimyar on Feb 5, 2021
It's good beer.
Frank F on Jan 19, 2021
We're part Irish,sounded good
Jane K on Dec 23, 2020
Love it - one of my favorites
Jens V on Dec 15, 2020
My kid likes it... he’s 24
Michael Brierley on Dec 2, 2020
used before
Patrick H on Nov 5, 2020
Brett S on Sep 10, 2020
A lighter beer that was a hit with the non craft beer crowd at Thanksgivng
Michael Male M on Aug 11, 2020
i like a good red
EDWARD T on Jul 22, 2020
like it
Frank F on Jul 14, 2020
Needed a recipe for people who don't like IPAs.
Daniel Poe on Jun 24, 2020
Loved It!
Vincenzo D on Jun 23, 2020
wanted a red ale
Mark T on Jun 16, 2020
For my daughter's birthday, she selected it
Katherine W on May 20, 2020
I tried this ale and really enjoyed it. I want to try to duplicate it and make a great beer.
Peter on May 17, 2020
Like red ales, all I can get in store are hoppy ales
Adam S on May 16, 2020
I like a good red ale, and it will go good against the hoppy DIPA.
Andrew W G on Apr 4, 2020
i like this beer
cary w on Mar 21, 2020
Mark C on Mar 6, 2020
just to give it a try
john a on Mar 4, 2020
Comments were all positive and wanted a red ale kit
Phil on Feb 27, 2020
Wanted a seasonal beer for brewing
MARK R on Jan 27, 2020
Made this last year for St Patty's Day and it was a hit. So I'm making it again.
Gregory W on Jan 25, 2020
I love a good Irish Red and it has great reviews
Lisa M W on Jan 9, 2020
Brewed half dozen times previously. All good results.
JAMES V. on Jan 9, 2020
Great beer, one of my favorites
Michael B on Jan 4, 2020
I has Irish Ale Yeast and looked for a tasty all grain ale kit to use.
Scott K on Dec 16, 2019
I like Red beers
Gregory G on Dec 12, 2019
Charles F on Jan 6, 2022
I need a good beer to serve over the Holidays
Kelly C on Nov 17, 2021
What yeast is included in this kit?
conshyhonky on Mar 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Their kits don’t come with yeast, you have to order it separate They recommend white labs Irish ale yeast.
Is one packet of yeast enough, or should I order two?
Michael Jeffrey on Mar 3, 2021
BEST ANSWER: If you are using dry yeast, one package is sufficient. Personally when I use liquid yeast, I always use a yeast calculator to make a yeast starter of a size to match the gravity of the wort. You might consider using Imperial Yeast, which has 200 billion cells instead of the typical 100 billion. AO1 House would work well.
Should I order the pre milled version for a digiboil with mash basket or is it too fine?
Stephen Hirschmugl on Jan 26, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Because I have a grain mill and use a fine mesh bag for BIAB,I prefer to mill my own grain. I mill my grain much finer than what I get from pre-milled grain. If you have the ability to mill your own grain, I would pursue that so that you get the level of grain crush you prefer. Bear in mind that the unmilled grain will only apply to the base malt since MoreBeer always pre-mills the specialty malts in their kits. All that being said, pre-milled grain is more likely to err on the side of too coarse than too fine.

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Rated 4 out of 5
Dark but good
This kit as it comes is pretty far off style guidelines. I reduced the Caramel 120 and the black malt each by half and that brought it a little closer. Pretty tasty beer, will likely brew again.
Not sure why my picture is sideways.
Not sure why my picture is sideways.
November 17, 2021
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great beer
I haven't kegged it yet but if it tastes as good after carbonation as it is before, it's wonderful.
May 3, 2021
9 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Yummy dark toasted malt flavors
This is my first brew in 20 years and it came out great. If you don't like the toasted (almost burnt) flavor, add less of the toasted malt.
April 21, 2021
11 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Irish Brown Ale
I ordered this before loading all of the ingredients into BeerSmith, when I should have done prior. I just brewed today, and the wort turned brown very quickly. I thought I had made a mistake, but later loaded the grain bill into BeerSmith to try to troubleshoot where I went wrong, only to discover that the preview color is identical to what went into my fermenter. I'm giving it 4 stars because it smelled great going in and I'm sure it'll be a delicious beer, but was really wanting a red, not a red-brown.
November 1, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
brewed up great
was as expected all done now and just waiting on new lid to carbonate beer
October 20, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I'm very pleased with the flavor of this Irish Red Ale, which is good news because I made 10 gallons of it.
June 9, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great taste after two weeks of fermentation and one one in keg
April 3, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
A good Irish Red recipe!
September 12, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great kit!
Great color, flavor and mouthfeel. Love making red ales and this was no exception. Delicious!
January 29, 2019
over 3 years ago