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Blow Me Away Holiday Ale

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Blow Me Away Holiday 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


This beer turned out very well. It has just a hint of the allspice, more in the aroma than the flavor, and is quite sweet tasting. There is a slight bitter hops aftertaste, but I think that if it were any less bitter, the sweetness would be overpowering. This beer will bring color to your cheeks. The spice can be omitted with no great loss.


  • 6 pounds, William's Weizenmalt syrup
  • 2 pounds, dark DME
  • 2-3/4 pounds, buckwheat honey
  • 1 pound, crushed crystal malt
  • 1/4 pound, crushed chocolate malt
  • 2-1/2 ounces, Cascade hops (boil)
  • 1-1/2 ounces, Hallertauer hops 3.6 alpha (boil)
  • 3/4 ounce, Hallertauer hops (finish)
  • 4 teaspoons, whole allspice
  • 1 teaspoon, Irish moss
  • yeast
  • 2/3 cup, corn sugar (priming)

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.090
Final Gravity: 1.025
Alcohol by Vol: 8.51%
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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Steep grains in 2 gallons water while heating to boil. Remove grains. Add extracts and honey. Boil 1 hour with boiling hops, add 1 teaspoon Irish moss at 30 minutes. Simmer allspice in water for 3 minutes, remove allspice and add water to primary. After fermenting, prime with corn sugar and bottle.