Caribou Slobber All-Grain Kit

SKU: U1994

Your new favorite session beer. Dense layers of malt, caramel, baking chocolate, and a hint of light-roast coffee give way to reveal a hop character you'll be surprised to find if you're used to drinking English brown ale.

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Caribou Slobber All-Grain Beer Recipe Kit

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It's brown, it's named after a large North American ungulate, and its name suggests oral incontinence. Ah, we market product with our minds, but we drink beer with our mouths! Which is why this American brown ale is your new favorite session beer. Dense layers of malt, caramel, baking chocolate, and a hint of light-roast coffee give way to reveal a hop character you'll be surprised to find if you're used to drinking English brown ale. The finish is complex but balanced, and the gravity is not so high as to keep you from having another.

Additional Information

Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons
Recipe and Instructions Click Here!
Regional Style USA
Beer Style Brown Ale
Color Dark
Original Gravity 1052
Total Time to Make 6 weeks

Customer Reviews

Excellent first all grain batch. Review by LJD
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This was my first all grain batch. Turned out awesome.
Had first bottle two weeks after bottling and really enjoyed it. But the best bottle was the last one. It was in the bottle for two months. If you can wait. Let this beer age in the bottle for a month or two. (Posted on 4/4/14)
Will brew again!! Review by Patrick
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This is one beer that everyone likes. I like hoppier beers, but I still enjoyed this one. A very complex beer with something for everyone to enjoy. (Posted on 3/28/14)
Great First Kit Experience Review by Ed
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I have been brewing all grain for most of my homebrewing career, creating my recipes from scratch. I read some of the reviews for this beer, and decided to give this kit a try. I am impressed! The instructions were clear. I hit the numbers right on the button. Best of all, the beer tastes awesome! This experience has opened the door for me to use kits more often, and brew some new styles. Thanks Northern Brewer!! (Posted on 1/29/14)
Easy Brew! Review by Greg
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I don't normally brew kit beers, but I wanted to try Slobber out and see what the hype was about! It's good! (Posted on 1/19/14)
Very Tasty Brown Ale Review by JimGB
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Very flavorful Brown Ale. Directions are well written and easy to follow. A favorite of friends and family, as well. (Posted on 1/14/14)
Caribou Slobber Review by Justin
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Great Kit! I have made the extract version once before, but I am now trying the All Grain Version. (Posted on 1/7/14)
Great Beer to have on tap! Review by Scott
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Northern Brewer makes the BEST kits out there. This was my first All-Grain "kit" though. The beer is good and very drinkable. I would have given it 5 stars if there was some more mouth feel to it. I know this is a session beer and that could be my problem. I am just use to a fuller tasting brown. I do suggest this AG kit though! Nice having everything together like this and great quality too! (Posted on 1/7/14)
Great first brew experience Review by MELVIN
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This is a great first brew! Dark ales are very forgiving of mistakes. The description of this beer online is right on. Complex, with hints of coffee, caramel and chocolate... But not excessive... Just hints, not too sweet... Just right. I love this beer, very session-able, and your friends wont believe you brewed it! (Posted on 1/3/14)
Favorite Brown Ale Review by Justin
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I love this beer. I brewed this first with the NB extract kit. It turned out awesome and didn't last long. This time I am giving the AG kit a try. (Posted on 11/22/13)
Perfect winter beer Review by Jason
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I brewed this for the cold season. It's still maturing, but the first tastes are great. Even during the mash and boil, the beer had an appealing smell. The array of flavor is pronounced from the first sip to the aftertaste. I look forward to brewing this again. It would make a great holiday gift too. (Posted on 11/22/13)
Well done Review by Andy
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I bought the all grain kit and did it BIAB style. I don't have a grain mill so I was unable to further crush the bill, but as it turned out it wasn't necessary. I did a 90 minute mash, and about an 85 minute boil. Overshot the O.G. @ 1.062. After 4 weeks in the primary, F.G. at 1.020. I used the Danstar Windsor dry yeast, so apparently got decent attenuation. The uncarbonated beer taste delicious. Can't wait to have a pint fully gassed. This kit comes highly recommended. (Posted on 11/16/13)
What a Brown Ale Should Be Review by Jaime
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This is, in my mind, what a brown ale should be. Nice body, great malty/nutty flavor with caramel and a hint of chocolate. So many browns are bland and uninspiring; not this one. One of the best beers I have made, and one that will remain a staple in my to-brew list. (Posted on 11/9/13)
A kit everyone enjoys. Review by Harley
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Brewed this kit to get a baseline on my efficiency. Great choice if u have a lot of different people to please everyone enjoyed it didn't last long. I will definitely brew this kit in the future. (Posted on 10/29/13)
great beer! Review by Thomas
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I've lost count of the number of batches of Caribou Slobber I've made (NB could probably look up my purchasing history . . ) but it's one of my favorites. I tweak it a little - I do all grain 10-gallon batches and add an extra oz of Cascade about halfway through the boil. I like to use Wyeast 1450 - Denny's Favorite 50 yeast. I don't actively encourage visitors whenever I have this on tap, they drink it faster than I can make it. It will continue to be one of my regulars at my home brewery. (Posted on 10/18/13)
Very nice Review by Will
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The instructions were complete and easy to follow. Everything arrived quickly and complete. I need to let this age completely but I had to sample it anyway and I am impressed. I'm sure this will be a regular for me. (Posted on 10/16/13)
Great First Beer Review by Ryan
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I brewed this one back in April 2013, it was my first brew ever. (I even got to enjoy a good ol' boil over). Anyways, I think I had gotten the US-05 with this by accident, still turned out great, and I've tasted my friends which had the default yeast. I hope to do this one again sometime this summer. It has a great flavor. If you're stressing over which beer kit to choose, just get this one. (Posted on 10/15/13)
First All Grain Brew... Great... Review by Stan
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I brewed the extract version as my first ever brew. My wife commented at the time that I had hit a home run and that she liked it. She was not so complementary of my next 3 batches of other ales. We are both looking forward to this batch. All things look good and hope that it equals the first batch. (Posted on 10/4/13)
Great beer..... Review by Derek
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This may be the best beer I have ever had. I stopped in today to order another kit.

What are you waiting for? Just brew it, you will not regret it! (Posted on 10/3/13)
If you like brown's, you'll like this. Review by brewmizer
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I've made more than 30 brown beers. One recipe that I've worked on for 4 or 5 years is a favorite of mine and friends and now I may be replacing it with NBs Caribou Slobber. This all grain beer if brewed as directed, meeting temps using really good water is excellent. No use drooling, slobbering is much better. (Posted on 9/5/13)
I no longer tell my friends I made more Review by Kevin
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Officially my favorite NB all grain kit! As all the above reviews have stated try not to even sample before 4 weeks, and I have had this at a year old and its amazing. When my friends ask I have no more. (Posted on 8/29/13)
surprisingly great Review by nathan
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im generally not a big fan of brown ales, but this guy just has so much flavor to it! i have done extract and currently do an AG of it. i will be doing this one at least a few times a year for a 'go to' beer. (Posted on 8/13/13)
One of my favorites. Review by Clint
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I tried the commercial beer for the first time on our family vacation in Yellowstone National Park. I was hooked. Since it is not available where I live, I knew I had to brew it myself. This kit is as good as the commercial example. I love it and you will too! (Posted on 8/9/13)
One of the best Review by Joseph
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I brew this several times a year in both extract and all grain. They come out perfect each time. This recipe tastes great and really does get better with time. This has been a favorite brew for our annual men's weekend. (Posted on 8/3/13)
Awesome beer Review by Mark
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I brewed the extract of this when I first got into brewing. It finished at 1.017 @ 4.75%abv. This all grain kit along with Wyeast 1056 made a fantastic beer with better clarity than the extract. It came out with OG: 1.056 and a FG: 1.011 @ 5.91%abv. Chocolate caramel bread nose and a perfectly balanced taste to match. This is a great beer for everyone. Don't just stare at it! Brew it! (Posted on 7/19/13)
First all-grain Review by george
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I'm just reviewing this, but it was my first full AG batch months ago. I was wowed. The flavor starts out mildly bitter, then... cookies? Malt and chocolate. The bitterness is perfect. Going to brew it again soon. (Posted on 7/4/13)
Just can't beat the slobber Review by pellis007
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I'd previously brewed the extract version of the Caribou Slobber and was really looking forward to trying the all grain version. The extract version was my favorite brew, but this all grain version blows it away! OG was 1.058 and FG ended up at 1.010. 3 weeks primary and today is 3 weeks bottle conditioning. I can't believe how good this is at 3 weeks and I know from previous experience this will continue to improve with age. No extract "twangy" taste, very fresh, nice hop finish. I added 10.4 oz of brown sugar at flame out which bumped up the ABV to 6.3% and adds a nice taste. Carbed at 2.9 vols cause I like this fizzy. Perfect carbonation in my opinion. This brew will always get 5 stars from me. (Posted on 3/3/13)
Time is your friend Review by Nick
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I'm begging you, let this beer age. It is ok when it is young, but at week 3-4 in the keg this beer went from tolerable to spectacular; I would say better than the original. The complexities of this malty brew demand your patience! I promise, it will be worth your wait (Posted on 1/9/13)
Amazing Beer - Amazing Complexity Review by Jim
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This beer is so good. I make it approximately every other month. I do a second fermentation for two weeks and then keg it. It has three hop additions yet it's not hoppy like an IPA. The grain bill adds complexity and you will taste it! This truely is a fantastic beer. As a matter of fact, it's one of my favorite beers even compared to quality commercial beers. (Posted on 12/19/12)
Yummy Review by Beer Farmer
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I did BIAB with this one. Turned out great!. As was stated earlier, the longer it sits the better it gets. If you can keep it that long. (Posted on 12/3/12)
GREAT COPY OF Moose Drool! or a great english brown. Review by jay8454
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East to make on a 5 gal, sparge and lauter system (2- 5 gal, buckets)
I modified recipe and added 2#'s of corn sugar
and used Wyeast 1056 at first pitch.
O.G. 1.084
2 weeks in primary fermenter

2 weeks in fermenter #2

Racked to fermenter #3 and added White Labs 001 California Ale yeast for another weeks.
F.G. 1.020 7 %
I rack 1/2 into small keg and other into 22.5 bottles.
Great English brown ale!
First smell is that chocolate candy bar like smell backed with caramel.
Tastes is pallet cleansing and boozy but very drinkable.
This is a great kit I like how NB puts them together, great directions.
(Posted on 11/30/12)
Mmmm...toasted marshmellows Review by Lance
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I brewed this for my brother in-laws wedding. It sat in bottles for 3 weeks after it was ready to drink. This brown ale was so good I had continually drink them until I could put my finger on that tasty note. It starts out with a small amount of bitter chocolate and transitions to a slightly sweet malty toasted caramel cookie which finishes smooth and creamy. It could be best describe as toasty marshmallows. As expected this delicious brown was gone by the time I went for #6. Now I'm going to make it again and hope I cure my craving. (Posted on 11/2/12)
Not what I expected Review by Beerman
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I never had the 'real deal' but heard so much about that beer that I knew I had to try it. I was pleasantly surprised. Not a traditional brown ale IMO but more toastiness and stouty. Smooth and easy, this is a good session beer.
I opted for the Windsor yeast but next time will Wyeast just because I can.
It's only been in the keg for 3 weeks and i think it will get even better in the next few weeks......if it lasts that long. (Posted on 10/5/12)
Awesome ABA Review by Sean
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One of my favorite American Brown Ales to brew. Always turns out amazing and is all gone in no time. (Posted on 6/30/12)
Great Beer Review by opXus
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Great beer. Easy to make, and tastes great. The longer it sits the better it gets. I sampled the beer after 2 weeks in the bottle, and dont get me wrong it was good but after 6 weeks in the bottle its MUCH better!!! (Posted on 4/12/12)
Best beer ever Review by Mike
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This brew is the best in the world. The grain kit seems to taste the same as the extract kit when the OG is similar. It's not hard to brew this beer all year long. A little dose of Belgian candy after a week or two makes it just sweet enough that you always want another. (Posted on 2/3/12)
Delicious Brown Ale Review by opXus
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Left in primary for 1 month. Then bottle conditioned 2 weeks tasted a bit "young". Left in bottle for another week delicious!

I strongly recommend one month fermenting and bottle conditioning for at least 3 weeks! (Posted on 1/23/12)
Will do again Review by Matthew
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This turned out great. Mine had almost a tannic bite when young. After 1 month in the fermentors and 3 weeks in the bottle its awesome. (Posted on 1/8/12)
Mmm Mmm Review by Wayne
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Ok. My high rating may be because this was my first all-grain kit and I am excited to have something palatable at all, but this beer is severely delicious. If this was in the liquor store i'd buy it regularly.
OG was 1.054. which I was surpried about because, like I said, this was my first all-grain attempt. It ended up at 1.010.
The write-up/description on this is very accurate. Can smell and taste all those notes described. I'll be brewing this one again. Cheers fellow brewers! (Posted on 11/17/11)
Hell yeah! Review by Brady
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I can't keep this stuff around. Everybody loves it. I somehow have more friends when I have this in my kegorator. As mentioned before, it gets a little better with some time, but good luck with that. (Posted on 11/11/11)
Great Tasting Beer! Review by Jonathan
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I live within 4 miles of Big Sky Brewing and drink Moose Drool all the time. This is a great clone beer! 5 gallons went very quickly. This is a must have on tap! (Posted on 10/16/11)
good after a few weeks aging Review by captainthirsty
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This was my first all-grain brew. First taste was disappointing, but after a couple extra weeks aging it was a very good beer. Be patient and age this one a few weeks extra for a really good beer. (Posted on 8/26/11)
Great Beer Review by SkyBrew
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Simple to make, great nose, well balanced brown. People love it. And it's pretty inexpensive! Put it in my kegerator and it was ready in 2 days and now is great. I will brew this again for sure! (Posted on 7/21/11)
Great American Brown Review by William
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I did a side by side of the Moose drool and this. I don't know if the real stuff I had was old or what but this kit was far better then the original. Family and friends can't get enough of it so I decided to start making 10 gallon batches of this stuff. Great job NB. (Posted on 6/2/11)
Excellent! Review by Tom-R2
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2nd batch, did a double batch this time as it was so good the first time around. Instead of the Wyeast Northwest yeast, I had some Denny's Fav 50 left over from an earlier batch of rye. I also added a small amount of extra Cascade hops at about 20 minutes, which came though nicely. The down side is that it is so good it won't last long . . . . oh well, another excuse to brew some more. (Posted on 5/29/11)
Superb Review by Clint R.
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This is an excellent kit. Will definitely brew again. I have received nothing but praise for this beer. This was my first all-grain; had a stuck mash twice, but it still turned out very nice. Needless to say I recommend using rice hulls in the mash. (Posted on 4/5/11)
Favorite Brown Ale Review by Rick D
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I have not tried moose drool so i don't know how close the clone was.What I do know is that this is the best brown ale that I have made.NB did a great job on this recipe. I stuck to the recipe and used the liquid yeast,and did a starter.Mine finished at 5.4% ABV. (Posted on 3/15/11)
Good malt backbone -- Great Session Beer Review by Myles
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I went for the dry yeast, which gave it more of the bready yeastyness of English browns. I dry-hopped with an ounce of Centennials to give it more in the nose. Really good session brew, with a continental identity complex, next time I will not use the cheap yeast.
I will definitely try this (or something very like it) again. (Posted on 3/5/11)
Good Beer Review by William
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Not as close to the real Moos Drool as I was hoping for. However, it is a very tasty brown ale. FYI... As a comparison we did both the all grain and extract kit. Between the two kits the aroma and appearance are identical, the extract kit had a slightly more malty flavor but was really close to the all grain kit. Both are good and I will enjoy drinking them. (Posted on 3/4/11)
Excellent Review by SAP505
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Very good "Moose Drool" clone. I've made two batches everyone likes it, great for the holidays and the cold weather. (Posted on 1/10/11)
Outstanding Review by Chief
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I have brewed three batches of this beer and all were great. My friends rave about it, too. (Posted on 12/25/10)
LOVE IT! Review by jpbikerfreak
For a thick and rich winter brew, you can't beat this one. It's my new favorite! (Posted on 12/8/10)
Awesome! Review by Brewski
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I love this beer. On my third batch. Fantastic rich flavors with the right amount of hops to offset the malt. i think it's the best clone of moose drool I've encountered.

It's now one of my "house" beers that i try to keep on hand at all times. (Posted on 2/27/10)

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