Brown Moose Ale | Big Sky Moose Drool® Brown Ale Clone | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

Brown Moose Ale | Big Sky Moose Drool® Brown Ale Clone | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

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  • Modeled after Big Sky Brewing's Moose Drool® Brown Ale, this malty brew is dripping with caramel, chocolate, and coffee flavors
  • Includes Goldings, Liberty, and Willamette hops
  • Estimated ABV: 4.5%
  • Estimated IBUs: 47-49
  • Makes 5 gallons of finished beer

Are you a fan of Moose Drool? This is MoreBeer!'s take on the popular brown ale from Big Sky Brewing.

Combining 3 different steeping grains, our Brown Moose recipe is full of flavor! The chocolate malt, caramel 60L, and midnight wheat give this beer a nice light brown color and a taste that is light on the palate. Malt , caramel, chocolate, and coffee are just a few of the flavors you'll enjoy in this complex ale.

If you like brown ales that leave you wanting more, but don't knock you off your feet, then this is the perfect recipe for you!

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity: 1.041-1.048
  • SRM: 18-21
  • IBUs: 47-49
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 4-5%


Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All included steeping grains will come milled.
Liquid Malt Extract (LME) vs. Dried Malt Extract (DME)
MoreBeer! recipe kits are offered in both Liquid Malt Extract and Dry Malt Extract so that our customers can choose the format that best suits their needs and brewing style. LME is a viscous liquid, similar in consistency to maple syrup. In addition to being the more affordable option, many brewers find LME easier to handle than dry extract. DME is more condensed and comes in a powder format that is similar to baking flour. Although it’s a little more costly, DME is naturally lighter in color and stays fresher for longer. We highly recommend DME when brewing light colored beers.
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good beer
Fred B on Mar 4, 2023
Had it before
ORVILLE C on Jan 6, 2023
good beer
Fred B on Mar 4, 2023
I like Moose Drool and want to see how closely the taste compares.
Timothy S on Jan 20, 2023
Had it before
ORVILLE C on Jan 6, 2023
wifes choice
Chris A S on Oct 18, 2022
No special reason
tom t on Sep 2, 2022
Ale that I haven't tried. Sounded good.
Chris C on Aug 22, 2022
I like Moose Drool
Ben L on Aug 16, 2022
Love the commercial version
Valerie W on Jul 13, 2022
like it
ORVILLE C on Jun 30, 2022
This is our 4th kit we Enjoyed it
ORVILLE C on Jan 22, 2022
no special reason,I like nut browns, taking a chance that this is a good one
tom t on Jan 11, 2022
Good stuff
troy s on Nov 17, 2021
DAVID H on Aug 4, 2021
liked it
ORVILLE C on Apr 23, 2021
One of my favorite beers
Timothy C on Apr 2, 2021
ease of use
DAVID H on Mar 31, 2021
Had the beer recently and enjoyed it.
Andy H M on Nov 24, 2020
Made it before from another kit, it's a good beer
Michael on Aug 12, 2020
why not
Zachary A on Jun 1, 2020
Flavor I wanted to make next
Jeremy W on May 28, 2020
Looks tasty
Jerry on May 4, 2020
Like the taste and easy to brew
Michael M on Mar 12, 2020
new beer
James S on Jan 21, 2020
Wanted to brew a brown for our first batch it the starter kit only comes with the pale ale
Brian on Jan 14, 2020
I like caribou slobber
Francis B on Dec 13, 2019
Wanted a brown ale, looked interesting
Robert B on Dec 12, 2019
looks like fun beer to make
marty m on Oct 27, 2018
Good beer
Matt K on Oct 11, 2018
Great clone at a good price
Tim H on Oct 2, 2018
trying something new
Tim Roscher on Aug 22, 2018
Love Moose Drool!
Tim Fried on Jun 5, 2018
Brown Ale is my favorite
Brian Johnson on May 15, 2018
I'm a big fan of Brown Ales. This will be my second brew
Jack L on Apr 4, 2018
to try it out
Mark M on Feb 20, 2018
Looks like a good spring beer.
Mark Middleton on Feb 8, 2018
I like moose drool.
Jared J on Feb 7, 2018
I like Moose Drool and want to see how closely the taste compares.
Timothy S on Jan 20, 2023
wifes choice
Chris A S on Oct 18, 2022
I only have a 1 gallon pot. Can I use that for the mash and boil then water it down to 5 gallons, at fermentation?
Matthew Nicola on Mar 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I don't think that would work well. A pot that size would barely hold the grains, and there would not be enough water. You need to get at least a 3 gal pot, or larger
Just reading through the instructions, and in step 13 it says to use a solid stopper. Shouldn't I be using an airlock?
Matthew Nicola on Mar 18, 2018

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Rated 5 out of 5
Harty Brown Ale
If you like a brown beer with a strong flavor this meets the call. It has been too long since i had Moose Drool so cannot say how well it is as a clone but the beer I made was good.
June 5, 2022
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Brew
Turned out great! Typically don't like brown ales but this was really good.
December 27, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Pretty good kit for a newbie
This was my first attempt at homebrewing. I followed all instructions exactly as written. When I boiled this kit it made my whole house smell amazing! The fermentation took maybe 3 days to really start, I guess that's more a yeast issue than a kit issue? I tasted the sample I pulled for my hydrometer reading...pretty good. It got better after bottle conditioning. Smooth coffee and chocolate malt flavor, almost sweet. I was actually pleasantly surprised since this was my first batch. It ended up at 4.3% ABV. I was a little upset it wasn't higher but it fell within the range the kit specifies so that's cool. The only criticism I can really level against this kit (and THE reason I give it four stars) is the carbonation was pretty weak after three weeks of bottle conditioning. I would pour a glass and at most get a little fizz out of the beer. Don't get me wrong, I still drank it! But the lack of carbonation left me disappointed. Again, I followed all instructions to the letter! Since this was my first attempt at brewing I'm just glad I didn't have to dump the whole batch. Bottom line, if you like brown ales, can deal with the carbonation issue described (or better yet have a keg) and this is your first attempt I would say go for it.
December 2, 2018
Response from MoreFlavor
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December 3, 2018
Zach R Staff
Rated 5 out of 5
Great beer
Made this recently, I am finding that the sugar provided in the kits does not carb well for a full 5gal batch so I have been adding 1/2 oz more. Nice flavor, not outstanding but still better than a bud light
November 21, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Tasty beer
I just tapped this beer and am very happy with the results. I got great compliments from family at a recent gathering. I don't think this keg will last very long.
September 23, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
OK Beer
My version came out dark brown. It has lots of chocolate flavor with a little caramel. It is a bit on the hoppy side. Not sure if it was my brewing or the way the beer is. Not what I was expecting. Would not purchase again.
April 10, 2018
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love the Brown Moose Ale
A great mixture of gains and hops makes a very interesting combination.
April 2, 2018
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I’ve had this in all grain and malt extract and both produce s great beer. Though not quite as chocolaty as the real thing, still an excellent brown ale.
February 27, 2018
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Brown Moose Ale
A Moose Droll clone, excellent
February 20, 2018
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I enjoy the malty slightly chocolate taste of this brew. Turned out good for me. It tastes best slightly colder than room temperature. Refrigerate and pour and let sit for five or six minutes.
February 17, 2018
over 6 years ago