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Rosemary & Juniper Ale

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Rosemary & Juniper Ale

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Beer Style: Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer  (21B)
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5 US gallons

Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer


a slightly spicy herbal beer


  • Maltexo Original liquid malt extract 1kg
  • Brown sugar 200g
  • fresh Rosemary tops (leaves & stems) 40g
  • dried Juniper berries 28g
  • Coriander seeds 10g
  • dry rubbed Sweet Basil leaves 5g
  • Yellow Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon
  • whole fresh Kaffir Lime leaf 1
  • any standard ale yeast

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dry berries & seeds lightly cracked, all ingredients except lime leaf & yeast brought to boil in 2L or 3L water & simmered for 30 mins, lime leaf added for last 10 mins

boiling too long or too aggressively may damage the flavors

stain into primary & top up to 10L with cool water
leave plenty of head room in primary as a lot of foam is produced during early stages
pitch yeast & leave to ferment until foam settles then rack into secondary
bottle once fermentation has finished & beer has cleared
age for at least a week before tasting