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

Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer


I'm new here, but I have been brewing beer for a good 4 years now. You guys all seem to be a little advanced in your techniques compared to me; an extract/grain brewer. This is good. I will learn new things here. Heres a recipe that I brewed earlier this winter and found it to be one of my better recipes. Give this a try if you like dark, robust, malty brews.


  • 7 lbs. dark malt extract
  • 1 lb. Crystal malt
  • 1/2 lb. Chocolate malt
  • 1/4 lb. Black Patent
  • 1 lb. honey (clover)
  • 4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 10 inch Cinammon stick
  • 1 1/2 oz. Helletaur hops (bittering)
  • 1/2 oz. Helletauer hops (finishing)
  • 1 lb. bakers chocolate
  • 14 grams Australian ale yeast

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The O.G. on my batch was a healthy 1.065, but as you probably have guessed...the final gravity wasn't anywhere near 0...which was good. It is the adjuncts and unfermentables in this batch that give it that special holiday/winter character. I will definanely try this batch again...but before next winter!