Red Ale Beer Kit
Brand : Brewers Best
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Experience the joy of brewing your own beer with the Brewer's Best Red Ale Beer Kit. This kit is designed to help you create a medium-light bodied ale that boasts a deep red hue. With low hop bitterness, the Red Ale you produce will be smooth and easy to drink. The kit ensures an excellent balance of caramel malts and specialty grains, promising a beer that will please every palate.
The Brewer's Best Red Ale Beer Kit is designed for easy use, making it perfect for both beginners and seasoned brewers. The beer you brew will have an International Bitterness Units (IBUs) range of 19 - 23, indicating a mild bitterness level. The Original Gravity (OG) will range between 1.048 - 1.052, while the Final Gravity (FG) will be between 1.011 - 1.015. This means your beer will have a balanced and pleasing taste.
The Alcohol By Volume (ABV) of the beer you brew will be between 5.0% - 5.5%, providing a moderate alcohol content. The color of your beer will be a medium amber, adding to the overall appeal.
With the Brewer's Best Red Ale Beer Kit, you can enjoy the process of brewing your own beer and savor the satisfying taste of your own creation. So, why wait? Start your brewing journey today with the Brewer's Best Red Ale Beer Kit.
- IBUs: 19 - 23
- OG: 1.048 - 1.052
- FG: 1.011 - 1.015
- ABV: 5.0% - 5.5%
- Difficulty: Easy
- Color: Medium Amber
If you are making a beer kit for the first time, an equipment kit is a great and low-stress way to get all the equipment you need to make your Red Ale.
This Brewer's Best Equipment Kit is top of the line and comes complete for a beginner brewer.
- Equipment kit includes:
- 6.5 Gallon "Ale Pail" Primary Fermenter with Grommeted Lid
- 6.5 Gallon "Ale Pail" Bottling Bucket with Spigot
- Easy Clean No-Rinse Cleanser
- 5 Gallon Glass Carboy
- Plastic Paddle
- Carboy Brush
- Liquid Crystal Thermometer
- Bottle Brush
- Black Beauty Capper
- Drilled Bung
- Lab Thermometer
- Bottle Filler
- Siphon Hose with Shut-off Clamp
- 20 qt. Brew Pot
- Equipment Instructions
Good sanitation practices are absolutely fundamental to good beer making. Five Star San is the premier sanitizer you will need to make your Red Ale beer kit. A great practice for extra protection is to have a spray bottle filled with sanitizing solution so you can re-sanitize everything that touches or goes near your beer. Sanitation is much more difficult with beer than wine because beer has a higher pH. Wine's high acidity makes bacterial infection less likely but with beer, one small mishap can cost you your batch.
When your Red Ale is done, you will need bottles. This standard 12 ounce bottle is a good choice. You will need 54 for a 5 gallon batch. Bottles do not come with caps.
The 5 gallon carboy pictured here is the standard size for your Red Ale beer kit. If you have never worked with a carboy, it is important to know they should not be moved full without a carboy handle or a carrier.
The pot pictured is an 8 gallon pot that is perfect for your Red Ale beer kit or a standard 5 gallon batch.
Wort Chillers and Thermometers are long term investments. It is important to chill your Red Ale wort quickly. The quicker you chill it the stronger the cold break will be. You also need a good thermometer that reads fast temperature fluctuations.
Auto-siphons are a great luxury item to have in your brew equipment. Once you have one you will never go without it again. Don't forget to use a heavy duty sanitizer to clean it since you don't want to replace it as often as hoses. A good sanitizer for that job is Five Star San.
The fermenter pictured here is standard for your Red Ale 5 gallon beer kit.
Many people reuse their hoses for far too long. Replacing your hoses often or even using as single use items is highly recommended with beer making. Hoses are very hard to clean and beer is very susceptible to bacterial infection. You do not want to risk losing your Red Ale over a few feet of unsanitary hose.
Pouring your Red Ale wort into a carboy can be tricky. Use a big funnel made just for the job. They even have different mesh screens to remove particles.
It is recommended to replace airlocks often. Because they never physically touch your Red Ale, the sanitation risk is too often overlooked. Bacteria can spread without physical contact in a closed environment and plastic stubbornly harbors bacteria.
Bungs and stoppers should also be periodically replaced. They can dry out and harbor bacteria.
Keeping your carboy clean before and after use is key to avoid bacterial infection in your Red Ale. A carboy brush is a great tool to get into those nooks and crannies.
Stainless Steel Carboy and Bottle Washer is a convenient way of cleaning your bottles and/or carboys. This high quality tool will come in handy. Hooks up straight to your faucet with the bottle washer adapter (#4804) and puts out plenty of pressure to clean those stubborn stains from beer bottles that have been sitting around.
When you bottle your Red Ale, you will need to cap your bottles. This capper is inexpensive, easy to use and does not require attaching to a counter. It has a magnet to hold the cap in place.
DID YOU KNOW
Beer was already being produced in what is now Belgium during the Roman era as indicated by the excavation of a brewery and malthouse from the 3rd and 4th centuries AD.