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Season's Greetings Winter Ale

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Season's Greetings Winter Ale

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

Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer

Description:

A bold and rich winter ale with just a touch of ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Increase spice additions if you want more of a spice profile. Recommend you brew a min. of 2 months before needed to allow the beer to condition properly and for ingredients to meld together but you can get buy after 4 weeks if needed.

Bitterness: 26.7 IBUs
Color: 21
Est. Alcohol: 6.3%

Ingredients:

  • 12 lbs American 2 Row
  • 8 oz Caramel/Crystal 60L
  • 8 oz Special B
  • 6 oz Roasted Barley
  • 1 tsp Fresh Ginger 10 min
  • 1 tsp Ground Nutmeg 10 min
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick 10 min
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick 5 min
  • 1.5 oz Kent Goldings (5.7% AAU) 60 min
  • .5 oz Kent Goldings (5.7% AAU) 2 min
  • Wyeast - American Ale #1056 or White Labs California Ale
  • **Recommend you do a yeast starter 24-48 hours before brew day

Additional Instructions

Primary Ferment: 7 days @ 60-72 degrees
Secondary Ferment: 14 days @ 60-72 degrees

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.064
Final Gravity: 1.015
Alcohol by Vol: 6.41%
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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Procedure:

Mash Schedule - Single Infusion / Batch Sparge
Heat 5 gal water @ 162.5F to get a mash temp of 152.0F. Mash for one hour and drain. Heat 4 gal water @ 183.7F to get a sparge temp of 165.2F. Mash for 15 min and drain...will yield approx. 7 gal of wort. Heat to boiling. At first sign of boiling at 1st hop addition. At T15, I add Irish moss to help with protein break/clarify the beer. At T10 add spices except for one cinnamon stick, At T5 add remaining cinnamon stick. At T2 add final hop addition. Remove from heat. Cool to pitching temperature and add yeast.

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