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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.

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

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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
103 Reviews
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speckled heifer two thumbs up
keg conditioned for three weeks, when folks find out you tapped it, it doesn't last long enough.
July 12, 2017
10 months ago
While a martial mash can add a little time to your brew day it makes for a great beer. I won a friendly competition among my co-workers (those that homebrew) with this kit. Although, I did also change out the yeast for something I like a little better than Safale US-05 ... secret recipes and all. ;-)
June 30, 2017
10 months ago
Brewed this beer on BIG brew day. My friend and I brewed a double batch and then split it. Legged it l2 weeks after . Snuck a taste .. in buying it again my new favorite brew??
May 27, 2017
1 year ago
Very delicious and simple!
Wow!!!!!!! This'd was the cheapest beer I have'd made and is will be a favorite on tap for now on. Used Omega's West Coast Ale. Simply an amazing flavor.
May 21, 2017
1 year ago
Moooore beer please
First time trying partial mash - really enjoyable straightforward procedure, thanks to NB recipe notes. Definitely going to do more partial mashes.

First tastes of the bottled product are good! Malty backbone, very light hop flavor, nice straw color, and a creamy head which laces down the glass. I really like this beer and will 100% buy it again.
May 10, 2017
1 year ago
Speckled heifer
Just bottled my second batch and also just ordered my third! The first batch went so fast, and I don't want to run out again! I plan to always keep this one on hand!
January 30, 2017
1 year ago
Been making this all summer. Let the boss try some, told me not to come to work without it, or else! Making a batch for end of summer pool party. Hate to see summer end, like this beer, seems to come too quickly. Order 2 kits at a time.
September 4, 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
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
Pretty good
I'm impressed with this beer. I threw in some extra hops since there's hardly any in there. It still doesn't have much hop aroma but I don't believe it supposed to. I'd suggest getting a muslin bag for the grains.
August 11, 2016
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What is the target starting gravity for the speckled heifer partial mash kit?
Greg B on Feb 11, 2017
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.

What is the approximate final gravity?
Thomas P on Jul 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for contacting Northern Brewer. The final gravity of this beer is dependent on the type of yeast you used and the yeast's rate of attenuation. We purposely do not put final gravity on our kits, because sometimes people can get so obsessed with a number that they aren't enjoying the beer their making. Cheers!
Do the grains come crushed?
Patrick A on Aug 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they come ready to brew! This makes a great batch of beer too, I've made it a couple of times to great success.
It says to top off kettle to normal boil volume. I don't know what that means. Can someone please help?
David M on Feb 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Normal boil volume just means whatever you normally boil. Ex) I have a 7 gallon boil pot. I normally boil 6 gallons. So I would add water to Bring it up to 6 gallons.
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.
It says top top off kettle to achieve normal boil volume. I don't know how much that is. Can someone answer this?
A shopper on Feb 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I’m fairly new to home brewing but from my experience that depends on your process (e.g. stove top kettle vs. outdoor turkey fryer, etc). Your boil off rate will differ. I use a turkey fryer and usually get a little more than a gallon boil off in an hour. So, my normal boil volume for a a 5 gallon batch is approx 6 1/4 gallons.
When I did my 1st batch, I had the same question and was using a stove top kettle (which is very difficult to get a rolling boil). I just started with a 5 gallon boil and added cold tap water to bring the volume up to 5 gallons when I chilled the wort. Folks say that you risk entering bacteria doing that. However, I had no issues. The beer was fine. I bottle condition and perhaps I just drank the beer
Should I use gelatin finings to clear this beer? It's been 1.5 weeks and its still pretty hazy. I understand the beer this kit is cloning is not clear, so maybe I should leave as is?
Kerri B on Oct 16, 2017
Speckled Heifer Partial Mash Kit
Speckled Heifer Partial Mash Kit
Speckled Heifer Partial Mash Kit
Speckled Heifer Partial Mash Kit
Is there a way to do this one with out spargeing the gain?
A shopper on Aug 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If you didn't Sparge the grain you would have a much lower OG. If sparring is a concern maybe you would be better off purchasing an extract kit. Cheers.

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