Brewer's Best Red Ale

Brewer's Best Red Ale

Post by john paul stoddar » Thu, 06 Aug 1998 04:00:00



Has anybody used this Kit Before
I was wonder how long you steeped your grains since the instruction are
rather unclear.
How long did you age it for and did it ever clear up
Was it or did it ever look red for you
 
 
 

Brewer's Best Red Ale

Post by Mike Uchim » Thu, 06 Aug 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> Has anybody used this Kit Before
> I was wonder how long you steeped your grains since the instruction are
> rather unclear.

30 minutes should be fine.

Quote:
> How long did you age it for and did it ever clear up

I haven't brewed the Brewer's Best Red kit, but I brewed a couple of
their other ones, when I used to brew from extract.  From what I recall,
they were pretty clear after just a week or two in the bottles.  On the
whole, Brewer's Best seem to be fairly good kits (i.e. they don't tell
you to add a lot of sugar, and use decent malt extracts and name-brand
yeast).

Quote:
> Was it or did it ever look red for you

Does yours *not* look red?

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Brewer's Best Red Ale

Post by Phil » Thu, 06 Aug 1998 04:00:00


I made the Red Ale a few months ago.  I believe I steeped for around 30
minutes.  Wait until the water is close to 150 degrees and steep until
the temp reaches 170.  Try to keep the temperature down while steeping.
I read where this is the ideal temp for releasing the sugars from the
grains.

By the way, the brew turned out great.  It has a little more of a
charred tasted to it than the amber Ale I made before.  I think it is
due to the Black Patent Malt.

Phil

 
 
 

Brewer's Best Red Ale

Post by E Kra » Fri, 07 Aug 1998 04:00:00


Brewers Best Red Ale

This was my first brew...

I steeped the grains till it started to boil

Tried it about a week after and it wasn't ready yet...  2 weeks later
it was getting better... 3 weeks later it got as good as it was going
to get...  It was pretty good!

It looked a little more on the amber side, but red enough!

On Wed, 05 Aug 1998 08:31:48 -0500, john paul stoddard

Quote:

>Has anybody used this Kit Before
>I was wonder how long you steeped your grains since the instruction are
>rather unclear.
>How long did you age it for and did it ever clear up
>Was it or did it ever look red for you

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