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Old 03-26-2007, 11:58 AM   #1
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Has anyone brewed the AHS American Red Ale or AHS Irish Red Ale ? I'm tossed between the AHS or Midwest kits.

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Old 03-26-2007, 01:07 PM   #2
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I haven't brewed these specific kits but I have brewed kits from both places in the past and both supply a great product. That said AHS does have the flat rate shipping and more available options on the kit page going for it, if you are looking for options

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Old 03-26-2007, 01:26 PM   #3
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No, but the Whistling Pig Red was great!

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Old 03-26-2007, 03:18 PM   #4
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I brewed the Irish Red Ale in December and drinking it now. It is very good. It was my first extract and specialty grains recipe. The color isn't as red as I thought it would be, but it does have a dark red hue. Some whom I have given it too thought it was a bit hoppy, but I don't think so myself. And I am not a huge hop fan, so I would probably notice. I think it a very nice brew and worth it. The head also seems to last the whole time I am drinking it!

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Old 03-27-2007, 12:56 AM   #5
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The color isn't as red as I thought it would be, but it does have a dark red hue.
At AHS there doesn't seem to be a mention of roasted barley in the recipe. Some people recommend 1 oz. of roasted barley to get a nice red color. I probably should focus more on the flavor than color anyways.
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Old 03-27-2007, 01:29 AM   #6
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No roasted barley. Caramunich and Crystal 120L with some 2-row to steep.

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I brewed the Irish Red last year, and have a few bottles left. I think it is very good. Someone told me it tastes a lot like Killian's. Although it is not red red it is redder than a brown ale for sure. I recommend AHS their kits are well priced and ship fairly fast.

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