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Old 25-04-2012, 01:19 PM   #11
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just kegged my 2nd ruby red and hope its a good as the 1st
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Old 27-04-2012, 04:32 PM   #12
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St.Peter's Ruby Red Ale was my 4th beer kit after Woodforde's Wherry, St.Peter's Golden Ale & Cooper's Aussie Lager. To my mind it's the best brew I've done so far, just beating the Wherry into second place.

I brewed the Ruby Red as per the instructions, OG 1042, FG 1010, so a ABV of around 4.3%. Fermented without problem, I finished up with 39 - 500ml bottles. Munton's Premium Gold Yeast was included, as well as a sachet of Goldings Hop Powder which incidently smelled lovely

This was the first kit that I brewed with bottled spring water rather than tap water, I wonder if this improved the end result? Either way it's an excellent pint all for less than 60 pence a pint!

It's only been in the bottle for 4 weeks, looking forward to seeing how this improves over the next few weeks/months if I can leave it alone in the meantime. and yes it is Red...ish.

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Old 11-05-2012, 09:53 PM   #13
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Had a bottle tonight as its three weeks old and deserves a check. I was in the garage. /excuses

Very impressed, interested to see how it does in a few more weeks.

Good flavour, compares well to the shop bought stuff. Will do a do another once an fv frees up. Good tasting pint. Shan't bang on more as no one has had a bad word to say yet about this kit.

Have read a few revs tonight so thought i'd contribute. Got a wherry, and milestones crusader and raspberry wheat beer all chugging away in FVs right now, looking forward to them.
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Old 21-05-2012, 10:39 PM   #14
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Just about to start this kit. Instructions a little sparse.

What temp did you pitch the yeast and what temp did you ferment at?

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Old 22-05-2012, 08:43 AM   #15
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Standard Ale stuff Rich.

Pitch anywhere under around 24ish, ferment around 18ish.
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:13 PM   #16
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Another positive vote from me for this kit. Had absolutely no problems with it, has been sat out in the garage for just under 4 weeks (I ran out of beer so she had to come in early, sorry!) and it's an amazing pint. Perfectly clear, good level of carbonation from the keg and a taste that I reckon would challenge a bottle of the stuff.
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:44 PM   #17
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So, my Ruby Red has had two weeks warm conditioning and 2 days yes 2 days in cold conditioning.

Can home tonight and had no beer in the house so ..... excuse excuses

Anyway, it still has a little twang to it but is so much better than the sample I tasted when bottling. Really hoping now that this tang will drift away given more time in the shed.

Apart from the twang its crystal clear and a lovely Ruby colour and is definitely pretty close to the bottle version.

Can I just say this waiting to be in a "stock" position is an absolute bitch.
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Old 16-07-2012, 02:04 PM   #18
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This beer should be in the rolls royce category it is the best beer i have brewed and for it is of great taste and also has a good body and the beer is a true reflection on how beer should be
i had a few friends round to my bar and it went in 2 days and a comment from 1 was better brew some more so i now brewing 9 gallons and when it comes through the hand pulled pump (Angram ) its very very good and to be honest its to good to be true and i am going to brew this fro christmas and save the 9 gallon cask


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Yup. The only problem with this amazing beer is that it seems to evaporate from the keg. I definately haven't drunk it, surely?. Anyone else had this problem?
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Old 17-08-2012, 05:49 PM   #20
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After trying a lot of kits i always come back to Ruby.... it must be allowed to mature to appreciate this wonderful beer

Its simply gorgeous
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