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Old 08-22-2013, 10:32 AM   #1
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Hello-
Going with the old adage:"happy wife, happy Life"
Could someone recommend a Killians Red clone?
My wife loves this beer so I thought I brew her a batch!

 
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:44 AM   #2
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This is the first kit that I started with and have made it a few times. Very close clone to the commercially brew. http://www.barleynvine.com/kb017.html

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Old 08-23-2013, 12:35 PM   #3
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I've brewed the kit by Northern Brewer a few times. To my palate it is nearly the same, but with more body.

 
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Old 08-23-2013, 03:07 PM   #4
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The Northern Brewer Irish Red is excellent, it's what I have on tap at home right now.

 
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Old 08-23-2013, 05:09 PM   #5
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Well thanks for the help-
I went with the kit from barley & vine-
will have to see which is better-
Which means I have to order Northern Brewer Kit to compare.

 
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Old 08-23-2013, 05:10 PM   #6
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Remember that Killians is a lager, and not really an "Irish red" (which is an ale) so if you want to exactly copy Killians, it'd be a red colored lager, not an Irish red.
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Old 08-24-2013, 02:44 AM   #7
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+1 vote on the Northern Brewer kit. I went to my local bottle shop and bought singles of six diff reds. After brewing the NB kit it tasted closest to Killians

 
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Old 08-26-2013, 05:49 PM   #8
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Remember that Killians is a lager, and not really an "Irish red" (which is an ale) so if you want to exactly copy Killians, it'd be a red colored lager, not an Irish red.
THIS. My first Extract Kit was a Red Ale, and bought it thinking it'd taste like Killians. Finally dawned on me after I bought it, but it was still pretty darn good.

 
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:14 PM   #9
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Will be brewing this Friday!!!
Will let you know how it tastes in about 3-4 weeks!!
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:14 PM   #10
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Had my first pint of this brew with a friend....
We both agreed- this better than a pint of killians!!
Little more body and great taste...
I would recommend it.
Also
Kudos to the guys at Barley and vine- they where great it answering a couple of questions!!!
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