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Winter Brew Holiday Ale

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Winter Brew Holiday Ale

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Beer Style: Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer  (21B)
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 2.5 US gallons

Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer


This full-bodied amber beer has a rich, malty character that is flavored with orange peel, cinnamon and other spices. It is a complex winter brew balanced with high alpha-acid hops. At 7 - 8% this strong ale will be sure to warm you throughout the festive holiday season


  • 6.6 lb. Light LME
  • 1 lb. Golden DME
  • 1 lb. Corn Sugar
  • 12 oz. Caramel 80L
  • 4 oz. Chocolate
  • 4 oz. Black Patent
  • 1 oz. Brewer’s Gold
  • 1 oz. Willamette
  • Yeast 1 Sachet

Additional Instructions

Boil: 60 Minutes

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.068
Final Gravity: 1.072
Alcohol by Vol: 7.5%
Bitterness IBU: 44
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 2.50 US Gallons

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Steep Grains: Pour 2.5 gallons of clean water into your brew pot and begin to heat. Pour crushed grains into grain bag and tie a loose knot at the top of the bag. When the water is within an appropriate steeping temperature (150º - 165ºF) place the grain bag into the brew pot.

Steep grains for approximately 20 minutes. Remove grain bag and without squeezing, allow liquid to drain back into brew pot. Your water is now wort.

Start boil: Bring your wort to a gentle, rolling boil. Add all of the included LME,DME and all of the corn sugar (it is not necessary to save sufficient sugar for bottling as indicated on the corn sugar label) to the
boiling wort Continuously stir the extract into the wort as it returns to a gentle, rolling boil

We suggest doing a 2.5 gallon boil at minimum. If you have the equipment to boil more than 2.5 gallons feel free to do so. There is no need to change the amount of any of the ingredients.

The grains should not be compacted inside the bag. Grains should steep loosely allowing the hot water to soak into all of the grain evenly