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Spicy Xmas Beer

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Spicy Xmas Beer

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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 was based on a ginger beer recipe from Papazian's book. It was tasty after just one week in the bottle. This is a light beer with a nice ginger aroma and flavor.


  • 3.3 pounds, Northwestern light malt extract
  • 2 pounds, dark malt extract
  • 2 pounds, wildflower honey
  • 2 ounces, Hertsburger hops (boil)
  • 1/2 ounce, Goldings hops (finish)
  • 2 ounces, grated ginger (boil)
  • 1 ounce, grated ginger (finish)
  • 2 packs, Munton & Fison ale yeast

Additional Instructions

Primary Ferment: 2 weeks

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.049
Final Gravity: 1.014
Alcohol by Vol: 4.58%
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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Start yeast. Boil malt extract, honey, boiling hops and boiling ginger for about 1 hour. Strain. Add finishing hops and ginger. Cool rapidly in tub. Pitch started yeast. Ferment. Prime and bottle.