Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat Stout Pro Series Partial Mash Beer Recipe Kit
What we really like about this oatmeal cream stout is the smoothness that brewing with lactose sugar brings to the palate. This smoothness balances out the copious quantities of roasted barley used in the brewing process to create a rich, complex, and delicious beer. If you have not been a stout drinker in the past, give this beer a try - it might just change your mind about how dark beers should taste. It tastes so rich, but is surprisingly easy to drink!
Since 2007, Tallgrass Brewing Co. has been crafting award-winning ales at the edge of the Flint Hills in Manhattan, Kansas. In addition to the quality of their beer, they're known for their packaging, sense of humor, and an adventurous, experimental spirit that's true to their homebrewing roots. Tallgrass chose Northern Brewer to help bring their recipes to homebrewers everywhere through our Pro Series line of beer kits - cheers!
A note on yeast: Tallgrass uses White Labs WLP007 Dry English Ale; with Tallgrass' blessing, we suggest Wyeast 1098 as the default option so customers (especially mail order customers) can more easily evaluate viability before brewing.
This is a partial mash beer kit - see our Partial Mash Walkthrough for details.
In addition to the equipment required for malt extract brewing (boiling kettle, primary fermenter, siphon, etc.), you will need the following to brew our partial mash kits:
- A thermometer with a range that includes 120°-170°F
- A mash kettle - a pot with a capacity of at least 4 gallons (the boiling kettle you already have can do double duty)
- A second pot or kettle with a capacity of at least 2 gallons for heating sparge water
- A large strainer or a nylon mesh bag that can hold up to 5 pounds of wet grain (used to separate the grain from the mash liquid in Step #8)
|Total Time to Make||6 weeks|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
I brewed this with OYL-091 Omega kveik yeast. It was my first attempt with so much grain (I've been building up from partial mash kits) and this one had lots of grain! I had a bit of an improvised way to sparge the grain - if your used to 2 lbs in a partial mash batch, you'll have fun scaling up to this - just be ready to improve your equipment as needed (hey - what better way to decide what gear to buy next, right?). The kveik was done fermenting as fast as it's reputation claims. It gives a simpler yeast-based flavor than some, but worked well in this batch. Good times!
Clearly the best oatmeal stout recipe I have found and frankly one of the best all around that Northern Brewer has to offer
Love this beer!!! I have now made it multiple times and try to keep it on tap at all times, good solid go to stout. Best with a month or more of age. Trying a couple vanilla beans in the keg this time, and thinking of making a pumpkin stout based on this.
I'm an hour away from Tallgrass Taphouse and this beer is my favorite from them and it's my favorite stout. This clone kit is as spot on for being an extract kit. Thank you for allowing this recipe kit to be put out. Absolutely love it.
Turned out more like a porter and sitting at 4.5%. Not as creamy as an oatmeal stout should be. Tastes like Sockeye porter if you're from the PNW.