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American Red Ale - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

American Red Ale - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

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Description

Red Ale is technically not a beer style category. Oh, well. It was created (and is continually evolving) in microbreweries throughout the US. Usually very similar to Amber Ale but with additional, darker crystal malts. MoreBeer! takes a different approach. We make it red with 2oz of Roasted Barley. The result is a red-colored beer but without the deeper, caramalized flavors. We add a combination of Cascade and Northern Brewer hops that combine with the malt flavors to make this a unique beer you won't find anywhere else.

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity:1.045-49
  • SRM (Color Range): 13-15
  • IBUs: 35-45
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 4.5%


 

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.
 
 

 

ABV %4.5
IBU35–45
SRM13–15
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentLow (3-5%)
BitternessMedium (26-45ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodExtract
Pre-MilledY
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I felt like making a hoppy red.
Edward T on May 27, 2021
Looked good!
Jason J on Jan 28, 2021
I felt like making a hoppy red.
Edward T on May 27, 2021
Friends recommend
JasonD K on Apr 19, 2021
Looked good!
Jason J on Jan 28, 2021
Cooked it many times
Justin S on Mar 21, 2020
Simplicity for first time brewer
Jeff Holman on Jan 16, 2020
To compare with Irish Red and try a 'new' style
John R on Sep 6, 2019
A favorite
Eugenia K on Jul 18, 2018
New ale for our group to brew
James D on Apr 21, 2018
Friends recommend
JasonD K on Apr 19, 2021
Cooked it many times
Justin S on Mar 21, 2020
Reviews

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Rated 5 out of 5
Super Good!
First time making a Red. It turned out amazing! I have had 3 different people try it, and they all loved it!!
March 14, 2019
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
OMG! Could be the best beer I ever tasted!
Was not expecting such great flavors from this easy to do recipe kit! Definitely now my favorite!
December 9, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Very good beer
I have been making beer and wine for over 10 years, and this is one of the best I have ever made.
June 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Darn Good Red
This was just my second attempt at homebrewing, and it turned out great. A well balanced ale, a little on the hoppy side for a red, with a good amount of roasted malt flavor. Compares well to some of my favorite west coast reds. I'll definitely brew this one again.

Yeast Strain Used: WLP001
July 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5
A good beer
This beer was good. It has great head on it and had a Newcastle taste and quality. I'm aging it a bit but it was good from day 1
July 12, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5
Okay
I brewed this when my neighbor brewed the Irish Red Ale. His was much better. I think of red ale like I used to get in California called "Red Nectar", (sorry if I'm not supposed to mention that) and this was nowhere near as tasty, in fact it was nowhere near "red" either. Not a bad beer, in fact if I didn't know what it was supposed to be I would have really liked it. Just wasn't what I was hoping for.
March 4, 2013