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Fire in. the Hole Mini Mash Beer Kit (5 Gallons)
KIT355
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Description

(Makes 5 gallons) You've never had this beer before, and, until very recently, neither had we. Imagine: a sexy, red color, spicy flavor, velvety-smooth body, terrific head, plus an aroma you could eat, all wrapped up with a firm bitterness. How did we do it? The creative shotgun approach! Continually throw enough stuff into the mix and, eventually, you score a win like this one. We started with a basic recipe similar to our famous Irish Red, but added Rye as well. A brash move? You bet! But we didn't stop there. We've added Magnum and Columbus hops everywhere, including into the carboy for dry hopping. If you want to go for a Home Run, add 1oz of the included French Oak chips after the first week of fermentation.

Estimated Original Gravity:1.067-71
SRM (Color Range: 19
IBU's: 40-44 Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 6.6%

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags or yeast. The recommended yeast(s) can be found below. All grains will come milled.

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Item # KIT355
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 9LBS
ABV %6.6
IBU42
SRM19
Beer StyleSpecialty
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentMedium (5-7%)
BitternessMedium (26-45ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodMini Mash
Pre-MilledY
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had it before and love it
Curtis B on Jul 30, 2018
One of the best mini-mash beers they have.
Michael L on Apr 13, 2018
had it before and love it
Curtis B on Jul 30, 2018
Looking for more experience
Stephen I V on Jun 26, 2018
One of the best mini-mash beers they have.
Michael L on Apr 13, 2018
Sounded interesting and like a good way to make a more complex beer and start into mash
Dominick V on Feb 9, 2018
Looking for more experience
Stephen I V on Jun 26, 2018
Sounded interesting and like a good way to make a more complex beer and start into mash
Dominick V on Feb 9, 2018
Reviews

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I love the complexity. Thank You
All thing are in order. This is my first mini mash. We are excited.
June 29, 2018
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1 month ago
One of my favorites!
I really liked this beer. I drank it/gave it away pretty young (about 6 weeks), and it was still very good. The only thing I would have done differently in retrospect is to not boil the oak chips. What I did was boil them in a small amount of water to try to extract the tannins, and then drained away the water. Contrary to most of the other reviews, I found that I wanted MORE oak flavor. I might order this again, but I would try to steam the chips very mildly. Or just drop them in after primary. Mine came out to about 9% ABV. Overall, the beer was still fantastic and one of my favorites to date. I have since moved to all-grain. Thumbs up!
March 9, 2015
Different
My first foray into mini-mash. This recipe is one of my favorites now. Doesn't really fit into any particular class of beer but it sure is tasty. Consistent results every time I have made it. Highly recommended.
May 16, 2014
Bold and Complex
WOW this produces a beer that is an explosion of BIG complex flavors. After bottling it takes about 3 months for it to really meld everything together. But was really interesting young as well I would be careful of your fermentation temps and with the amount of time you leave it on the oak about 4 days was plenty for my tastes.Hoppy Oaky Malty Delicious reminds me of Red Rocket just started my third rebrew of this recipe should be ready for Thanksgiving
July 19, 2013
Complex
After reading reviews both good and bad I thought why not and try it. As reviewed, many friends liked it and some did not. I found two six packs in the back of fridge almost 4 months after tasting and wow! Almost all my friends liked it and wanted more. Worth the wait!
May 29, 2013
Hoppy, strong, awesome
This beer pushes the envelope for giving you everything. It is definitely hoppy, definitely strong, nice malt body. I think it was fantastic!! My wife thinks it is a little too much. Not really a quaffable summer brew. This one you need to sit, drink, enjoy and philosophize over.
May 29, 2013
An Explosion of Complexity
This beer sounds like its been good for some, and bad for others- assuming of course everybodies process yielded the same tasting beer (unlikely!). I brewed this beer-waited about a week, so primary fermentation finished, then dry hopped for about 4 days (there is a great possibility to over dry hop this beer), and then racked 1/2 of it to a secondary on top of the oak chips for about another week (just bottled the other half). I put it on tap in my kegerator- waited about a week for carbonation. At first run and over the next few weeks it was a combination taste of too much oakiness and some rubberiness from overdoing it with the dry hops. I set the keg aside for 4 months and the overpowering flavors have started to mellow out and as a whole the beer meshed better. Definately a lot of complexity with this one- as the recipe description would suggest. The dry hop-oaky combo is at the forefront, and that's on top of a creative, medium to med-high bodied base beer. Drinkability can be a bit limiting. Maybed more experimenting could be done. Personally I would be more reserved on the dry hops and kick up the rye malt portion of the bill- as it doesn't quite come through like I had hoped it would. A beer worth trying. Unique if nothing else. Putting the craft in craft beer.
May 15, 2013
very good if you follow the recipe!
A big hit with all my friends. will make again soon
May 2, 2013
Dissappointed for now
Bought this kit recently and read the poor review of it 3 days after purchase. Skipped the oak chips, but otherwise followed hopping instructions for secondary fermentation. It's quite young, bottled only 3 weeks ago. Tried one last night...it was worst thing I've had. Hope it comes along soon. Will rate a three til I know. Might end up 1 star. Had many great kits so far, but this isn't one.
April 5, 2013
Awesome beer! Full of hop flavor
Loved this beer. Recipe was easy. I skipped dry hopping and added all the hops during the boil and it came out great. Color is very attractive. So far 5/5 buddies LOVE this beer.
March 12, 2013