Irish Reds have virtually no hop aroma low to moderate hop flavor, and have low to moderate malty aroma and flavor. They have a very clean and dry finish. The use of roasted barley for coloring often results in a slight roasted finish and also creates a dry finish for the beer. Unlike English Ales, Irish Reds have no ester (fruity) flavours. nbsp; Overall the impression is slightly on the malty side, with a clean slightly dry finish. The body and mouthfeel is light to medium. This beer will be easy to drink.
This kit consists of 2-row extract, crystal and roasted barley malts and East Kent Goldings Hops as the bittering hops. The provided yeast is US-05 from Fermentis but you can upgrade to WLP004 liquid yeast (if available) from White Labs below. The specialty grains do not come crushed, however if you require this service it is optional, please indicate below your preference.
The ingredient list and instructions will be provided with the kit. This is a beginner/intermediate kit and you must be comfortable with brewing extract with specialty grains to ensure success with this product. Please ensure you have all of the appropriate equipment for extract brewing prior to purchasing this kit. Although we provide instructions, we are not responsible for your brewing technique.
Download the 5 gallon instructions HERE
Download the 6 gallon instructions HERE
This kit is designed to brew 5 gallons or approximately 19 litres. This is a perfect size for kegging. However, if you would like the traditional 6 gallon or approximately 23 litre batch size, please choose that preference below
- Colour: 16 SRM
- Bitterness: 20.4 IBUs
- ABV: 5.0%
If present, the grain in all of our kits comes crushed. This grain is good for 6-9 months if stored in a cool dry location. Please store the hops in the freezer if not brewing immediately. Not all kits come with specialty grains, please refer to the instruction sheet that contains the ingredient list to be sure.