DetailsStarting with complex layers of toasty malt, sweet caramel, dark chocolate and delicate coffee notes, Reindeer Spit then migrates to a curious hop character you may not be expecting to find in an English Brown Ale. Sporting a fluffy coat of tan foam, Reindeer Spit sips with a medium body and finishes with a rich, lingering and luscious mouthfeel. It would behoove you to brew this delicious and elaborate session-strength Brown Ale.
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5.0 / 5.03 ReviewsFirst BrewI gave this kit for a Christmas gift, such as great choice. Easy to brew and the end product is awesome! Had to buy a few more kits to keep the beer flowing! Did second fermentation in bottle and truly had a good outcome. Will be ordering again for our Christmas gifts and parties!March 3, 2018Purchased
9 months agoWhat beer should taste likeI just sampled a bottle from the batch I brewed with my dad for our family Christmas. This is in the top 3 beers I've ever drank, not just brewed. Even though it has a Christmasy name and is a dark ale, I'd recommend brewing it as soon as you find it on this site, no matter what time of year it is.December 21, 2017Purchased
10 months agoChristmas Brown AleDaughter picked this one out because of the name. Not my favorite style but thought I’d give it a try. Followed directions to a T and I’d have to say it turned out great! I had a few friends and family members say they loved it. Definite caramel finish. Yes, I would highly recommend.March 28, 2018Purchased
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Browse 8 questions Browse 8 questions and 37 answersdoes this contain actual reindeer spit?BEST ANSWER: Try as we might, we ran into some logistical issues that prevented us from gathering actual reindeer spit. We were able to get the the fluffy, tan, foam head without it and came up with a great recipe that is very similar to a popular Cervidae Saliva inspired commercial brew. Cheers, Todd JWhat is possible ABV%?BEST ANSWER: 5% it shows it in the product imageDoes this come with priming sugar for bottling?BEST ANSWER: Yes. All the kids celebrity priming sugar. You may also want to consider using the Fizzy Drops, which are very convenient and easier.Does this extract kit come with crushed grains? Mine did not.BEST ANSWER: Thank you for contacting Midwest Supplies. The Reindeer Spit does some with Specialty Grains called our Big Horn Grain Blend. Cheers!My beer FG was too high (1.020) after 4 weeks in the fermenter at an approx 68 to 70 temperature. I followed the instructions. What I did wrong?BEST ANSWER: If it tastes good then nothing.
The starting gravity for this kit is 1.052, that's a lot of work on the yeast to get down to 1.014. When I made this the last measurement I took said 1.021 and I thought it was a pretty good beer.
I'm no expert but if anything I would take a look at how you're handling and pitching your yeast if you really wanted to improve that number.Can you tell me what the specialty grains are? I want to add them to beersmith.BEST ANSWER: The specialty grains for the Reindeer Spit are 0.25 lb Caramel 80L, 0.25 lb Pale Chocolate, and 0.128 lb Black Malt.i have not tried this but I am a fan of Moose Drool
Unfortunately I am Gluten Intolerant so, any Possible way you could come up with a GF version, or can you give me some hints on whats is in it so I can recreate a GF Version?BEST ANSWER: One thing you could do is to use Clarity Ferm in the beer, that can greatly reduce the gluten content of a beer. In many cases, it's reduced enough to be able to be easily tolerated by those with gluten sensitivities. Check out SKU YP4001 , the White Labs Clarity Ferm.How close does this kit get to Moose Drool? It's one of my favorite beers.BEST ANSWER: If there is such a thing as "too close", we might have done it. We hope you think so too!