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Beer Style: Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer
Recipe Type: partial mash
Yield: 5 US gallons
This beer was a BIG hit with my friends. I was happy with results but I think next time i make this i will leave it in the secondary for a total of 14 day and increase the ginger by 3 ounces.
Simmer honey and spices in a covered pot for 45 minutes. In stock pot combine 1Ã�Â½ gallons of cold water and grains(in a nylon straining bag) and bring to an almost boil for 30-40 minutes. Remove grains and add malt extract and first hops; continue boil for 60 minutes. After 45 minutes add finishing hops. Remove from heat. Stir in honey mixture and cool. Rack completed mixture to very cold water(make five gallons) into carboy. When mixture is around 68 degrees pitch yeast. After vigorous primary fermentation subsides (about 7-10 days), rack to secondary and continue fermentation for another 7-10 days. Bottle with bag of corn sugar dissolved in 2 cups of cold water.
Source: Daniel Roberts