Speckled Heifer Partial Mash Kit


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A tranquil time-out in a pint glass, a pastoral idyll, a sociable session ale dairyland-style: hey, sometimes a beer is just a beer. Have one.

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Those among us who are or were farm-boys and -girls will correctly identify them as Holsteins; to the rest of the citified, sissified world they're “spotted cows.” This multigrained Midwestern take on the American cream ale is an uncomplicated, unfussy, lovable guzzler. Pouring straw gold with a snowy pillow of froth, the nose is gentle and sweet, full of its consituent blend of malted and flaked barley and corn, and the flavor is more of the same. Hops give a little whisper of flowers and spice from the background. A tranquil time-out in a pint glass, a pastoral idyll, a sociable session ale dairyland-style: hey, sometimes a beer is just a beer. Have one.
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Speckled Heifer Partial Mash Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleUSA
Original Gravity1042
Total Time to Make4 weeks
4.7 / 5.0
97 Reviews
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Perfect summer brew
We used a liquid yeast and bottled spring water to make this beer. It was really cloudy looking on day of bottling but poured clear and well carbonated just 4-6 days after bottling. An added bonus, it tasted great in less than a week after bottling. Great head, excellent carbonation, light yet tasty. You can't go wrong...
June 28, 2012
Good light beer
We just cracked open the first bottle last night and were pleasantly surprised. Its a very light beer as expected. Nice flavor profile. I would rate it as a good lawnmower beer. Will see how much better it gets with age.
June 23, 2016
As always N-B ships fast and the prices are super.
April 3, 2016
Awesome stuff
Awesome stuff
October 8, 2015
Old fashion GOOD!!!!
I've bought this kit many times, very little hoppyness, but very tasty. It's one you can give to those that have never tried homemade brew before and they'll enjoy it. Partial mash is pretty easy to do, just follow instructions, also, a 5 gallon paint strainer, cut out top and bottom of a five gal. bucket works well for straining the grain.
January 9, 2016
Good clean beer
This is a great ale brew for those who are looking for something similar to a light lager. The flavor profile is nice and clean, lightly hopped and slightly sweet. If you are brewing with the intention of serving people who only drink light lagers then this is one that will satisfy most while still being interesting enough for the people who like more complexity than the BMC brands. Partial mash was easy to do although it made the brewing process take about twice as long. Still I will definitely be doing this one again often, like the description says sometimes you just want to have a beer and not think about it.
August 29, 2016
Fantastic Brew
I added another 2lbs of the 2-row to this partial mash kit. From brew day to pulling my first draft off the keg was just 4 short weeks. That initial glass was instantly amazing. Never had a beer this good this soon. Super smooth and delicious, my wife even loves it and she is not a huge beer lover.
February 5, 2016
Great taste!
Great light beer, Only problem is how quickly it gets drank!
March 14, 2016
This was my first partial grain brew and I had a lot of fun doing it. As always, ingredients were quality and shipment was fast. They're in bottles now and I look forward to cracking one open.
October 30, 2015
Great beer
Just dont take any to work and let your boss sample it. Told me not to come back from vacation without it. I dont have enough vacation time for a batch to finish. But I will have plenty of time to make more beer while I am unemployed.
August 18, 2016
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I am planning to brew this sometime this weekend, but I will probably be out of town after two weeks when it should be bottled. Would it be better to let it ferment longer and do it when I return or do it before I leave? I'm still pretty new to the world of brewing, so I'm not sure how precise timing needs to be for everything.
C O on Aug 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The timing is actually quite flexible and extra week or so in the primary will pose no problems. I would recommend leaving the beer in the fermentor until you return.
What is the approximate final gravity?
T P on Jul 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Have brewed but it isn't finished fermenting yet, so I don't have the final gravity! I can post this weekend as I'll be bottling then if that helps!
Has anybody compared this side by side with Spotted Cow? Is it pretty similar?
P A on Jul 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question. I don't think anyone here has had them side by side but we'll post the question to see if anyone else out there has.


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