Hop Head Irish Red- Archived

Hop Head Irish Red- Archived is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 14.
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The flavor of this beer is intense, like the red glow of a morning sunrise. The full bodied flavor and the moderately strong alcohol content warms you all the way down, like that sunrise warming your face.

$34.95
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PROFILE:

This well-balanced red ale has a full-bodied flavor and a moderately strong alcohol content that warms you all the way down. The addition of Willamette hops add a mild, floral hop flavor and aroma that balances perfectly with the caramel notes from the malt. Not too malty, not too hoppy, but still full of bold flavor, this is the perfect red ale.

FOR FANS OF: 

Smithwick’s Ale - Smithwick’s Brewery
Irish Ale - Boulevard Brewing

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 1 Can Bewitched Amber Ale Brewing Extract
  • 1 BrewMax LME SoftPack - Pale
  • 2 Pouches Booster™
  • 1 Packet Dry Brewing Yeast (under lid of Brewing Extract)
  • 1 Packet Willamette Pellet Hops (1/2 oz.)
  • 1 Muslin Hop Sack
  • 1 Packet No-Rinse Cleanser

Additional Information


  • OG: 1.072 (approx.) -- FG:1.018(approx.)
  • Flavor: Balanced
  • ABV (alc/vol): 7.2%
  • SRM (Color): 16
  • IBU (Bitterness): 30
  • BJCP Style: 15. Irish Beer - 15A. Irish Red

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew&shying Time

3 Weeks 3 Weeks 2 - 4 Weeks = 2 - 3 Months

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Hop Head Red Instructions

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 1 Can Bewitched Amber Ale Brewing Extract
  • 1 BrewMax LME SoftPack - Pale
  • 2 Pouches Booster™
  • 1 Packet Dry Brewing Yeast (under lid of Brewing Extract)
  • 1 Packet Willamette Pellet Hops (1/2 oz.)
  • 1 Muslin Hop Sack
  • 1 Packet No-Rinse Cleanser

Additional Information


  • OG: 1.072 (approx.) -- FG:1.018(approx.)
  • Flavor: Balanced
  • ABV (alc/vol): 7.2%
  • SRM (Color): 16
  • IBU (Bitterness): 30
  • BJCP Style: 15. Irish Beer - 15A. Irish Red

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew&shying Time

3 Weeks 3 Weeks 2 - 4 Weeks = 2 - 3 Months

 

STEP 1: SANITIZING

Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions to download by visiting our help desk.)

NOTE: BE SURE TO SANITIZE EVERYTHING THAT WILL COME INTO CONTACT WITH YOUR BEER. 

STEP 2: BREWING

Brewing beer is the process of combining a starch source (in this case, a malt brewing extract) with yeast. Once combined, the yeast eats the sugars in the malt, producing alcohol and carbon dioxide (CO2). This process is called fermentation. 

      1. Remove the yeast packet from under the lid of the can of Brewing Extract, then place the unopened can and LME softpack in hot tap water.
      2. Place the pellet hops into the hop sack tying it closed, then trim away excess material.
      3. Using the measuring cup, pour 4 cups of water into your clean 3-quart or larger pot, then SLOWLY sprinkle in the pouches of Booster™ and stir until dissolved. Bring mixture to a boil, add in hop sack, remove from heat
      4. Open the Brewing Extract and the LME, and pour the contents into the hot mixture. Stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented beer is called wort.
      5. Fill keg with cold tap water to the #1 mark on the back.
      6. Pour the wort, including the hop sack, into the keg, and then bring the volume of the keg to the #2 mark by adding more cold water. You'll leave the hop sack in the wort for the duration of fermentation. Stir vigorously with the spoon or whisk. 
      7. Sprinkle the yeast packet into the keg, and screw on the lid. Do not stir. 
      8. Put your keg in a location with a consistent temperature between 65° and 75° F (18.3°-23.8° C) and out of direct sunlight. After approximately 24 hours, you will be able to see the fermentation process happening by shining a flashlight into the keg. You'll see the yeast in action in the wort. The liquid will be opaque and milky, you will see bubbles rising in the liquid, and there will be bubbles on the surface.
      9. You’ll ferment for 21 days total. Your fermentation will usually reach its peak in 2 to 5 days (this is also known as “high krausen”). You may see a layer of foam on top of the wort, and sediment will accumulate at the bottom of the fermenter. This is totally normal. Complete fermentation will take approximately 2 weeks. After high krausen the foam and activity will subside and your batch will appear to be dormant. Your beer is still fermenting. The yeast is still at work slowly finishing the fermentation process.

Step 3: BOTTLING AND CARBONATING

Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions to download by visiting our help desk.)

Rated 5 out of 5 by Mcapt04 from Nice and hoppy This is by far my favorite Mr. Beer recipe I have brewed. I have to say that I made a few adjustments to the recipe that really ramped up this beer. I added Willamette hops along with the cascade hops. Used half of each during the boil and then dry hopped the other half after one week into fermentation. Did not use the proprietary yeast but instead used Safale S-04 Dry Ale Yeast. Beer aroma is citrus and pine. Beer has a IPA like flavor and bite to it. This is really a good beer! Will be making more of this. Fermented for 3 weeks, 2 weeks for carbonation and conditioned for 3 weeks. I like the fact that this beer did not take forever to condition. Winner!!
Date published: 2016-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by GeoArm from Hit at a beer tasting This was my 3rd brew (First recipe) and I set up a blind taste test. I put this one against a popular Irish Red (G.K.) and this one was the rooms favorite! Brewed for 3 weeks in the LBK and conditions for 3 weeks. about a week in the fridge. I love this beer! Down side - the guest drank all of the Hop Head Red ;-(
Date published: 2016-04-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by Dmoyeroh from More like a brown ale I'm not sure what happened but my rendition of Hop Head Red came out more like a brown ale both in looks and taste. It's very malty and somewhat sweet with a dark brown color as evidenced in the photo. Very like Newcastle Brown Ale. Very good but not the flavorful red IPA-like brew I was looking forward to.
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by Colbk from Perfect Brew to do! I have not brewed many beers with hops yet, but if this is a preview of the beer recipes with hops, I am all in. This was a crisp, full bodied beer with a mild sweetness, full bodied and a nice "kick". It goes on my list as another one that has to be done again soon. It certainly did not last long.
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by KeithTexas from Oh my! This Hop Head Red is amazing! This is the best Mr. Beer recipe that I have brewed so far. Great aroma. Great taste. Good mouthfeel with some spicy taste. My ABV came out a little lower at 6.7% but I can still experience the extra warmth of the alcohol. I can't wait to share this with my best friends.
Date published: 2016-01-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by Eroc1962 from I'd bring this Red Head home again. I went with a 3-4-3 time frame because anything good is worth waiting for. I found this brew to be very flavorful and it lived up to its billing. Recommended for people that enjoy the dark side, in my opinion you will not be disappointed.
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by the beer doc from added more hops Good brew that I dry hopped Cita and simicoe at the 2 week mark and waited 5 days for bottling. Much enhanced floral aroma.
Date published: 2015-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Uncle Beer from I screwed it up but man was it still good! It ended up not looking anything like the picture or the description, but it was still awesome. This was my 4th Mr Beer brew, so I feel like I'm getting better, but still made a mistake somewhere that led me to end up with a different beer than shown. I think where I went wrong was having it ferment in the garage. While the temp swing wasn't that severe, I think a more steady temp would have helped. Next time I'll probably put it in a cooler just to minimize temp swings. I then tasted after the minimum 2 weeks in bottle. It was not good. After 3 1/2 weeks in bottle, it was amazing! It lacked any hops fragrance or flavor; it was very malty, more like a brown ale. Although the lack of hops was disappointing, it was probably the best brown ale I've had. It was heavy on the alcohol, and that was amazing! It warmed me up from the inside out. Next time I brew this, I'll add more hops to balance it out more. I'm glad I brewed this! 5 stars!
Date published: 2017-07-04
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