Anyone used Northern Brewer’s Irish Red?

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  1. Josh Hughes

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    Brewing an Irish red tomorrow. Using Maris otter for base grain about 90-92% that part I’m good. I have the specialty grains from the Northern brewer kit I was going to use for the rest since I have it, it’s a little old but... It doesn’t have the typical 6% Crystal (split between lighter and darker) and 2% roast. Should I just trust the pros and use it? Or my own?
     
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    whats the worst that happen?

    I like wyerman carared. nice Roast and amber color
     
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    Their kit just has biscuit, caramel pils, Chocolate, special roast. No cara red in it.
     
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    That'll get you there! The special roast and chocolate will give you the color and flavor, and with the biscuit in it, it will enhance the dry finish. It's different, but I think it sounds great to me!
     
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    Here are the percentages. If you think it gets me there I’ll roll with it. Minus the caraffa. I just put that for color 8579C5F7-CEB9-41AB-86BE-8D13B9B53CC4.png
     
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    Hi Josh,
    I did an Irish Red - a bit more complicated than above though...
    It worked out OK,
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    That looks tasty! I’m only this complicated since it was packaged by someone else haha.
     
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    My first home brew was a Northern Brewer Extract kit. It was a few years ago so I don't remember the ingredients but, it turned out pretty good I think.
     
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    You don't need the carafa, but it won't hurt of course. I actually like the looks of that recipe quite a bit! You may not get much of a red color, more brownish(?) but I think it'll taste great.
     
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    I’ll roll with it.
     
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    And of course, report back! It does look good to me and I'm curious what you'll think.
     
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    Was a good brew day. Color looked really nice. Great smells from the hops. Assuming no uglies got in it should be good.
     
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