Item #: K26
Our Price: $34.99
Low Inventory - Only 3 In Stock, Will Ship On: 06/01/2020.


The problem with many commercial red beers is that they are too bland, maybe with a nice caramelized malt flavor and reddish amber color, but lacking much in the way of hop character. Our Red Ale features a deep amber-red color balanced with selected flavoring and aromatic hops. This kit represents the emerging West Coast style of red ales, which are typically more hoppy and malty than many mass-market commercial red beers. Alcohol: 4.0%, IBU's 36.

Includes 7 lbs. of our blended malt extract, flavoring and aromatic hops, 125 ml of liquid ale yeast, and corn sugar for carbonation. Makes 5 gallons with a starting gravity of at least 1.044. Ease of Brewing: Beginner

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by Pete Stokowski
on 5/7/2020
from Colorado
My long time favorite
Have been brewing Red Ale for over 10 years. This is a standard at my home. At my son’s wedding people asked for the recipe!  Told them it was from Williams Brewing. Keep making great recipes. 
by Brian
on 10/27/2015
from Arlington Heights
Just perfect
If you are a fan of red ales this is perfect. Not too bitter and not too weak. Brews up very easy. Couldn't be happier. 
on 9/23/2014
This was a great kit easy to make and the taste was great. I will order this again, my friends even enjoyed it alot
by Mark
on 1/25/2014
from Arizona
Easy to brew and fun to make
This beer is exactly what it states it is. Just remember to smack the yeast pack early. This was my first time with a smack pack and I started on brew day only to realize I would now have to wait another week cause I didn't activate the yeast. Beer came out really good and my friends took so many growlers I didn't get much for me.
by Randy
on 1/25/2014
from Thornton, CO
Awesome Red!
I have brewed this beer three times now and this has been a hit with all my friends. They love it. Great taste and easy to brew. Last time I brewed 10 gallons and added 2.5 ounces of Golding hoops at the last 15 minutes of the boil. Gave beer nice extra notes.
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2/16/2020 1:09:57 PM
What are the hop flavors used in the kit, the numbers don't tell me the flavor. The Red malt is awesome, does that have hop flavoring as well?
The malt is unhopped, but the kit uses 1.75 ounces of Saaz pellets at the start of the boil, and 1.12 ounces of Hallertau Mittlefrauh during the last 5 minutes.
5/9/2019 8:29:26 PM
I bought this kit and it came with Wyeast 1272 American Ale yeast. I know there is Red Ale Yeast so I just want to check and make sure I got the right yeast. Thanks
Yes, our taste tests found 1272 the best overall for this kit.
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