Cowgirl Honey Light Spiced Blonde Ale - Archived

Cowgirl Honey Light Spiced Blonde Ale - Archived is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 17.
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Make any cowgirl your honey when you serve her a glass of this beautifully balanced beer. Smooth and silky with just a hint of hop spice to even things out.

$19.95
SKU
90-15020-00
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What You Get

1 Classic American Light Brewing Extract (HME)

1 Packet of Dry Brewing Yeast (Under the Lid of the Brewing Extract)

2 Packets of BrewMax Booster

1 Packet of Saaz Pellet Hops

1 Hop Sack

1 Packet of No-Rinse Cleanser


You Provide

1 Cup Honey

1 Teaspoon Ginger, freshly grated

For Fans Of

Left Hand Brewing Good Juju

Blue Moon Gingerbread Spiced Ale


Brew Specs

Flavor: Balanced

Original Gravity: 1.054

Final Gravity: 1.012

ABV: 5.6%

SRM: (Color): 11

IBU: (Bitterness): 18


STEP 1: Sanitizing

Cleaning is one of the most important steps in brewing. It kills microscopic bacteria, wild yeast and molds that may cause off-flavors in your beer. Make certain to clean all equipment that comes in contact with your beer by following the directions below:

1. Fill clean keg with warm water to line mark 1 on the back, then add ½ pack (about 1 tablespoon) of No-Rinse Cleanser and stir until dissolved. Once dissolved, the solution is ready to use. Save the remaining ½ of No-Rinse Cleanser because you will need it for bottling.

2.Screw on lid and swirl the keg so that the cleaning solution makes contact with the entire interior of the keg, including the underside of the lid. Note that the ventilation notches under the lid may leak solution. Allow to sit for at least 2 minutes and swirl again.

3.To clean the spigot, open it fully and allow liquid to flow for 5 seconds and then close.

4.Pour the rest of the solution from the keg into a large bowl. Place your spoon/whisk, can opener and measuring cup into the bowl to keep them cleaned throughout the brewing process. Leave them immersed for at least 2 minutes in cleaning solution prior to using.

5.After all surfaces have been thoroughly cleaned, do not rinse or dry the keg or utensils. Return lid to top of keg, proceed immediately to brewing.


STEP 2: BREWING

Brewing beer is the process of combining a starch source (in this case, a malt brewing extract) with yeast. Once combined, the yeast eats the sugars in the malt, producing alcohol and carbon dioxide (CO2). This process is called fermentation.

1. Remove the yeast packet from under the lid of the can of Brewing Extract,then place the unopened can in hot tap water.

2. Place the packet of pellet hops into the hop sack tying it closed, then trim away excess material

3. Using the measuring cup, pour 4 cups of water into your clean 3-quart or larger pot. Sprinkel in the 2 packets of Booster and stir until dissolved. Bring this mixture to a boil, add in your hop sack,grated ginger and 1 cup of Honey, then remove from heat.

4. Open the can of Brewing Extract and pour the contents into the hot mixture in your pot. Stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented beer is called wort.

5. Fill your fermenter with cold tap water to the mark 1 on the back. If using any other fermenter this would be approximately 1 gallon of water.

6. Pour the wort into your fermenter, and then bring the volume of the fermenter to mark 2 by adding more cold water. (If you have a different fermenter top it off with cold water to the 8.5-liter mark).

7. Stir your wort mixture vigorously with your sanitized spoon or whisk.

8. Sprinkle the yeast packet into the keg, and screw on the lid. Do not stir.

Put your fermenter in a location with a consistent temperature between 68° and 78° F (20°-25° C), and out of direct sunlight. Ferment for 14 days.


STEP 3: Bottling & Carbonating

After 14 days, taste a small sample to determine if the beer is fully fermented and ready to bottle. If it tastes like flat beer, it is ready. If it’s sweet, then it’s not ready. Let it ferment for 3 more days (17 total). At this point it is time to bottle. Do not let it sit in the fermenter for longer than 24 days total.

1.When your beer is ready to bottle, fill a 1-gallon container with warm water, then add the remaining ½ pack of the No-Rinse Cleanser and stir until dissolved. Once dissolved, it is ready to use.

2.Distribute the cleaning solution equally among the bottles. Screw on caps (or cover with metal cap if using glass bottles) and shake bottles vigorously. Allow to sit 10 minutes, then shake the bottles again. Remove caps and empty all cleaning solution into a large bowl. Use this solution to clean any other equipment you may be using for bottling. Do not rinse.

3.Add 2 Carbonation Drops to each 740-mL bottle. For 1-liter bottles, add 2 ½ drops; for ½-liter bottles add 1 drop. Alternatively, you can add table sugar using this table as a guide

4.Holding the bottle at an angle, fill each bottle to about 2 inches from the bottle’s top.

5.Place caps on bottles, hand tighten, and gently turn the bottle over to check the bottle’s seal. It is not necessary to shake them.

6.Store the bottles upright and out of direct sunlight in a location with a consistent temperature between 70°-76°F or 21°-24°C. Allow to sit for a minimum of 14 days. If the temperature is cooler than suggested it may take an additional week to reach full carbonation. 


Tip from our Brewmasters

After the primary carbonation has taken place your beer is ready to drink. We recommend putting 1 bottle in the refrigerator at first for 48 hrs. After 48hrs. give it a try and if it is up to your liking put the rest of your beer in the fridge. If it does not taste quite right, leave the bottles out at room temp for another week or so. Keep following this method until your brew tastes just how you like it. 

This process is called conditioning and during this time the yeast left in your beer can help clean up any off flavors. Almost everything gets a little better with time and so will your beer.

Rated 4 out of 5 by Frank from Really good, needs a lot of conditioning This was only my second Mr. Beer brew, so it's possible I made some mistakes along the way. I used raw honey, which may have been mistake #1. I left it in the keg for 3 weeks, then bottled it. This beer took many weeks to become drinkable, around 6 weeks in the bottle, but it really didn't achieve its peak for several weeks after that. I brewed this in mid-February, had one of my last bottles at the beginning of June and WOW, great taste. Next time I make this recipe I'm going to use a little less honey, LME instead of Booster, and a liquid yeast. I recommend it, but be prepared to wait for 3 or 4 months from brewing day to have a great beer.
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nking6769 from One of my favorite recipes!! I HAVE BREW THIS RECIPE A COUPL OF TIMES NOW, FIRST BATCH WAS GOOD, THEN READ ANOTHER REVIEW ABOUT ADDING SUGER TO THE WORT DURING BOILING TO INCREASE ABV. I ADDED A CUP OF SUGER TO THE WORT AND ALSO DOUBLED THE AMOUT OF HONEY AND GINGER ALSO, I LET IT FERMENT AN ADDTIONAL WEEK AND LET SIT IN BOTTLES FOR ABOUT 2 MONTHS, REFIGERATED FOR 2 WEEKS BEFORE OPENING, BREW WAS THE BEST ONE YET. SHARED WITH FRIENDS AND ALL THOUGHT IS WAS GREAT, WILL BREW AGAIN, CURRANTLY WORKING WITH 3 LBK's BUT LOOKING INTO THE 6gal KIT TO MAKE ONE HUGE BATCH INSTEAD OF 3 DIFFERENT SMALLER BATCHED.
Date published: 2016-01-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by Minn-Okie from Interesting I did not know what to think after my first drink of this. Guess I was expecting to taste ginger and honey. I did taste ginger but not the honey at first. I describe the taste as being a bit bitter, however my wife who is not a beer drinker and hates ginger liked the taste and did taste ginger. I gave some of my brothers and sisters some as well as my mother. They all enjoyed the taste. I thought it tasted the best when I drank some with some sharp lavender cheddar cheese. They complimented each other well. I think I would brew this again if someone wanted me too. Think I would substitute LME or DME for the booster though. I did not like working with the booster.
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by PieAreSquared from Change is good! This was my first home brewing experience, so please keep that in mind... After reading the reviews on the forum I was concerned about the concentrations of honey and ginger in the beer. I opted for half the honey and half the ginger and ended up with what I would consider both tasty and refreshing. The beer is light, a beautiful golden color, and very refreshing. There was a hint of Ginger, and it was not overly sweet, just enough of both to accentuate the beer without masking it. I will make this again!
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marius from Pleasantly surprised I have to say that I was most skeptical about starting this beer. I was worried that it would be too light, would lack flavor or have that cidery twang you here so much about. I brewed it exactly as written. Three weeks fermenting, three weeks carbing and tried it early after three weeks conditioning. Much to my surprise, it was very flavorful and had no "twang". I'm looking forward to having another after chilling three days. I will definitely brew this again, and won't change a thing.
Date published: 2018-05-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by DHMBiker from Not a Bad First Beer! This was my first Mr. Beer experience. I wanted to make something a little bit different from what the original "American Light" kit came with. This is what I found and thought I would give it a shot! Turns out Mr. Beer is extremely easy to use and if you can read instructions you can make some good beer! Followed the recipe pretty closely, used chopped fresh ginger, so may have been a bit more then what the recipe asked for but not by much. After about a month I tried the first bottle and it had an over whelming citrus-ginger taste. Not really what I was looking for but this was the recipe I chose. I opened a beer a week to see if it would tone down a bit and it has. Like another reviewer said this beer does need quite a bit of conditioning if your not into an overpowering ginger punch in the face. It was a decent first beer. Probably wouldn't make it again.
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rick2 from Not a bad brew This isn't my type of beer but I brewed it because my wife was interested in trying it. Everything went well, fermented in the LBK for three weeks and conditioned in the bottle for four weeks before drinking. From a taste standpoint, wife likens it. Not the type of beer I like. But since the wife likes it, I will brew this one again.
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by CTKev from Love the Cowgirl! I'm generally not an admirer of light beers but this recipe was a home run! Had my first bottle after 3 weeks conditioning. Very balanced, very refreshing, a slight sweetness, essences of the honey & ginger; a very drinkable brew. I could sip this or just drink it down, but I sip so I can enjoy every note of flavor. Probably the lightest colored MB recipe I've ever made. I brewed this in the fall but I think it's best appreciated in the summertime. Will make this recipe again & again, maybe with just a little more ginger!
Date published: 2018-12-23
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