Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Irish Red / Getting Started With All Grain
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-09-2006, 12:06 AM   #1
alfista
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 144
Likes Given: 3

Default Irish Red / Getting Started With All Grain

Ok,

Tired father here...new baby in house, first in 13 years!

Here's my thing...

I've succefully brewed a handful of extract kits and was getting confident enough that I would try an irish red ale to bring to my wife's irish grandparent's house for st. patrick's day. They are no beer connaiseurs, but like Killian's.

So, poking around an online retailer (on little sleep and perhaps a bit too much beer) I ordered three kits and only upon receiving them understood the difference between all grain and extract kits...the instructions introduce more questions than answers.

So, I really have two separate issues that I'm confusing as one:

1 - if I order an extract kit for a Irish Red tonight, and it takes a week to get here. Do I have time to have it conditioned by March 16th or so?

2 - if I'm placing an order, I suppose I should order some hardware that will help get me ready for All Grain brewing. It sounds like I need a mashtun as well as some other stuff. Based on a basic extract setup (with two glass 5 gallon carboys) what other 'must have' stuff do I need. Would I be in way over my head to try a first all grain brew for this event?

3 - Ok, so I said two and there are three. These kits did not come with yeast. Any recommendations for an Irish Red and an American IPA?

Thanks in advance!

Jason

__________________
alfista is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-09-2006, 12:33 AM   #2
PanzerOfDoom
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 95
Default

Just started a Irish Red partial mash kit last Thursday, used Wyeast Irish Ale 1084 with a starter, it went like gangbusters for about 72 hours, has slowed to 2 bubbles a min. Will check SG and more than likely rack to secondary in the morning.

__________________
PanzerOfDoom is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
All-Grain - Quaffable Irish Red (All Grain) Scrapper's Schlenkerla Scottish and Irish Ale 80 12-19-2013 08:14 PM
First all grain, judge my Irish Red Recipe Dionysos911 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 2 09-04-2009 12:07 AM
Just getting (re) Started dankehoe1 Introductions 2 06-28-2009 02:47 PM
Irish Red, more like Irish Black! hollowdp Recipes/Ingredients 4 01-22-2009 04:45 AM
You started. You stopped. You started again... Ize General Chit Chat 13 07-11-2007 10:49 PM