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John Palmer's Elevenses Partial Mash Kit


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We've collaborated with renowned homebrewing author, Grand Master Beer Nerd, and all-around great guy John Palmer for this unique, dark tawny beauty of a beer. 

Like all high adventures, it started out with a seemingly simple quest: Brew a beer worthy of our favorite characters from a far-off fantasy realm. One that would fill flagons in a shire as easily as it would stream from golden goblets in the halls of storied kingdoms. Two years, 10 test batches and much muttering of “my precious” later, we have the answer: John Palmer’s Elevenses Ale.

This is a partial mash beer kit - see our Partial Mash Walkthrough for details. 

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It is, quite simply, the One Brew to Rule Them All. Mild enough to break out before mid-day, yet fortified with notes of toasty malt and herbal hops to sustain weary travelers whenever the road goes on and on. It’s an ideal session beer - though be forewarned there are some reports that frolicking and fellowship may ensue. Whether you’re looking to toast this year’s big winter blockbuster with a fitting brew, or simply seeking a topnotch brown ale with a taste for adventure, try Palmer’s Elevenses Ale. It’s pure fantasy, come to life.

This is a partial mash beer kit - see our Partial Mash Walkthrough for details. 

Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick here for John Palmer's Elevenses Partial Mash Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleBritish
Original Gravity1046
Total Time to Make4 weeks
4.8 / 5.0
9 Reviews
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Awesome JP Ale
This is a great malty full bodied beer. Easy to drink. My ABV came in at 4.98%
Didn't toast the oats and it still came out well. Great beer with full body and malty flavor.
Didn't toast the oats and it still came out well. Great beer with full body and malty flavor.
December 16, 2017
5 months ago
good beer
Pretty good beer. Bought it because the description sounded good. Anxious to see how bottle ageing affects this one.
September 12, 2017
8 months ago
I'm back, my precious
My first attempt with this went very well. Came back for more!
August 10, 2017
8 months ago
Good stuff! I'd had a couple bad experiences buying brew supplies online with other sellers. Glad I have it one more chance with northern. This is a super affordable recipe and is an outstanding ale. I'm not a hop head so this is ideal for me. I plan on making it again.
March 12, 2017
1 year ago
john palmer's elevenses partial mash kit
I have never done a partial mash brew . I found I was not able to maintain temp as close as they wanted. I enjoyed making the kit as the rest was the same as all my extract brews. The beer abv was lower than it should have been but that was my fault. The beer has excellant taste just what i wanted
October 18, 2016
Sensitive and Sharp
Second time I have brewed this beer and believe me I wanted it to be great...love LOR and big fan of Palmer. Had small issues with OG and fermentation stall. First batch didn't bottle condition second batch stalled. Beer tasted great after everything was said and done but will give this a try in a few years. I also missed the toasting of the oats...this would have added depth to the beer, I am sure. Gave it four stars, never had this many small things in my brew days or fermentation. 3.9 ABV, great session beer but I was expecting different.
May 11, 2016
The rhizomes arrived very fresh. We planted them two days. Already in the first week they have shot out multiple vines per cutting.
April 24, 2016
I had only brewed extract-only recipes before so I was anxious to try this. - I thought I did great. =)Rundown:-----------------Starting O.G. - 1.042 Fermentation temp: (76 max - 72 normal.) Used re-hydrated Safale-US 04 for my yeast.It finished at 1.001 after a good 2 1/2 weeks in primary.Carbonation is fantastic, *POP* the top off the bottle with the leverage/spoon opener.I lightly toasted the oats and maintained temps as best as I could. Used mountain spring water for making beer but did not have a PH meter.(my next investment) After doing my sparge I ended up 0.006 points off nominal.[Things learned: *Note: Keep a little extra DME on hand while you're still learning. =) ~ I'm beyond happy, this was a lot of fun, been looking forward to partial-mash.] Taste: Takes like Coffee beer with a nice toasty biscuit and a hoppy note.Very Shire-ish. =)It's a great homage in today's beer.I was actually watching D.o.S. when I opened my first bottle. Fate.[Side note: I have Newkie on tap through a refrigerated BeerMaster Mini-Keg so I cut these HUGE"Wagon Flagon" mugs full of ... almost 36 oz of Elevensees with ... maybe 4-5 oz. of N.C. ~ to me it's absolute perfection. Forgot how many I was drinking. Exactly what I was looking for in a custom brown ale.I like to mix and match and play with tastes and recipes so this is... Dreamlike. =)]Conclusion:-----------------It's the one. It's Fantastic, do yourself a favor and check it out.Especially if you like the more "Coffee style" brown ales.It's Precious. I'll give it 5 stars.To give it even more conditioning and perfecting my mash pH...It can only get better. =) ~ So, I'm an absolutely happy customer.I got a great deal on the price. It's gone up it seems. =)But if this stays in bounds, I Will get this Over and Over again.Final Thoughts:----------------------As a Tolkien nut: To Mr. John Palmer... "Thank you sir, it is a fine mug of ale worthy of Song!"~ And with that... we shall celebrate... with another WagonFlagon!!!xD~"It's Awesome guys. ~ Great Recipe."JH
April 11, 2016
best brown ale
best brown ale,we have brewed.chocolate flavor , roasted oats and grains give this beer a complex and great taste.not to sweet, but more of a rounded out slight bitter from great selection of grains, maybe roasted grains.this beer gets better, with 2 -3 months aging.i roasted oats as john suggested,please do not change a thing on this great brown ale.if you like brown ale give this one a try .thanks john palmer and northern brewer.
December 22, 2015
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What should the FG for this recipe be?
A shopper on Jan 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: As I remember, OG was 1.039 and FG was 1.010. I believe ABV was around 3.5%. A tasty session beer. If you want higher gravity, add 1# of dry malt of your choice.
Are the grains in this kit milled?
William M on Oct 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The grains were milled when I ordered this kit (and in the all-grain version as well, though there is a choice there). I've brewed it at least three times and everyone that's tried it has been a fan. 'Need to do it again!
What is the target FG?
A shopper on Dec 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I got an O.G. of 1.061 and a F.G. of 1.015. The recipe has a target O.G. of 1.046, so not sure how that happened for me.
I made this recipe but ended with gravity far, far lower than the target. I suspect I didn't get all the sugars out of the grains I needed, even though I followed the partial mash instructions. Anyone else encounter this problem, and how'd you address it?
T R on Feb 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I?ve been having trouble with this beer as well. I brewed this beer 2 weeks ago. Fermentation has been extremely slow/calm. Only a little bit of movement in the carboy. We had an extreme cold spell when I brewed it. When I checked the carboy in the morning after the the first 8 hrs of fermentation the temperature dropped to 55_F. So I was worried that it was too cold for fermentation and I moved it to a warmer area. The temperature went up to 65_F and fermentation was extremely slow/calm. Only a tiny bit of movement. I let it go for 5 days gave it a swirl and still nothing. So made up more yeast and pitched it. It has now been 2 weeks and fermentation looks more like 2nd stage fermentation with no advancement. There?s a yeast cake on the bottom but I?m not sure if it ever fermented. Unfortunately I forgot to take a gravity reading so I?m kind of stuck in this limbo of not knowing what to do. I?ve never had a beer not ferment or this slow of a fermentation before. I?m pretty confident that I sparged the grains properly and got all the sugars.
Does this kit include a mesh bag for the partial mash?
Bryce H on Oct 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Can't remember, but don't think so.

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