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Old 07-10-2009, 02:24 PM   #1
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Anyone have one something close to a clone of this recipe? I've scoured the net and come up with nothing. My sister is absolutely in love with this brew and I'm looking to make one close to it for the holidays. If noone has one does anyone have a very good holiday type ale that they would like to share with me? It is a style of beer that I've not yet tried to brew. I'm an all grain brewer. Thanks!



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Old 07-11-2009, 05:03 PM   #2
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None? I can't believe that noone has ever tried this one



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Old 07-12-2009, 11:38 PM   #3
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None? I can't believe that noone has ever tried this one
I too enjoy Christmas Ale. Although I don't have a clone recipe, I did formulate a recipe that I'm going to use sometime soon that models the specifics on the Great Lakes website.

"Christmas Ale

A holiday ale brewed with honey and spiced with fresh ginger and cinnamon.

ABV: 7.5% ABW: 6.0% IBU: 40"

My recipe: I have not brew this yet!

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 6.30 gal
Estimated OG: 1.075 SG
Estimated Color: 14.6 SRM
Estimated IBU: 39.9 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
12.50 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 82.99 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM) Grain 3.32 %
0.50 lb Victory Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 3.32 %
0.25 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 1.66 %
0.25 lb Honey Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 1.66 %
0.06 lb Roasted Barley (600.0 SRM) Grain 0.41 %
1.00 oz Magnum [14.00 %] (60 min) Hops 39.9 IBU
1.00 tsp Ginger (Boil 1.0 min) Misc
2.00 tsp Cinnamon (Boil 1.0 min) Misc
1.00 lb Honey (1.0 SRM) Sugar 6.64 %
1 Pkgs Nottingham


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 14.06 lb
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Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 4.36 gal of water at 168.3 F 156.0 F


That might give you some ideas to go off of. Once I brew this I'll let you know how it turns out. I didn't have a christmas ale sitting in front of me when I wrote this, so my recipe might be way off.
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Old 07-13-2009, 03:03 AM   #4
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As a native Clevelander, all the friends have been asking me for a clone when the bars run out of Great Lakes Christmas crack (as we call it). Here's my attempt at a GLBC Christmas clone. In side-by side tasting, it came very close. Overall, it may be slightly more subdued than theirs. They don't use nutmeg or allspice, so leave out if you want, but it didn't overpower with it in there. Also, sub other hops as available. I'm sure they don't use Galena for bittering, but that's what I had at the time.

Christmas Ale (GLBC)

A ProMash Recipe Report

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal): 11.00 Wort Size (Gal): 11.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 26.75
Anticipated OG: 1.073 Plato: 17.65
Anticipated SRM: 11.4
Anticipated IBU: 37.3
Brewhouse Efficiency: 77 %
Wort Boil Time: 75 Minutes

Formulas Used
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Color Formula Used: Morey
Hop IBU Formula Used: Tinseth
Tinseth Concentration Factor: 1.19

Additional Utilization Used For Plug Hops: 2 %
Additional Utilization Used For Pellet Hops: 10 %


Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
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74.8 20.00 lbs. Pale Malt (Munton) England 317.42 3
5.6 1.50 lbs. Wheat Malt America 317.42 2
4.7 1.25 lbs. Crystal 40L America 284.01 40
2.8 0.75 lbs. Crystal 120L America 270.20 120
1.9 0.50 lbs. Vienna Malt (Durst) Germany 309.07 3
2.8 0.75 lbs. Victory Malt (Briess) America 284.01 25
7.5 2.00 lbs. Honey 350.83 0



Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
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56.70 g. Galena 10.1 Pellet 10.10 31.6 60 min.
21.26 g. Galena 10.1 Pellet 10.10 4.3 10 min.
21.26 g. Willamette 6.0 Pellet 6.00 1.4 5 min.

Spices at flameout:
2 t - Cinnamon
1/2 t - Ground Ginger
1/2 t - Ground Nutmeg
1/2 t - Ground Allspice


Yeast
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WYeast 1007 German Ale

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If you e-mail GLBC with your attempt at a clone recipe they will help you with the grain bill and yeast. You should e-mail this to them and get some feedback.

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If you e-mail GLBC with your attempt at a clone recipe they will help you with the grain bill and yeast. You should e-mail this to them and get some feedback.

How do you know this? Have you already emailed them? Do share please.
Thanks!
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How do you know this? Have you already emailed them? Do share please.
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I've emailed them for a Burning River clone. I've seen a thread where they helped with their Saison too. They won't give you an exact grain bill and hop schedule. Just give them your proposed clone, and they usually put you on the right track.

On a side note: am I the only one who thinks this beer is repulsive? Then again, I'm not a fan of any spiced "christmas" beers.
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yeah, I love most of their stuff except for Christmas and Holy Moses

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On a side note: am I the only one who thinks this beer is repulsive? Then again, I'm not a fan of any spiced "christmas" beers.

Secret Santa struck out on that one...

I still have some in the bottle fridge from the case I bought last Christmas. I don't mind a bit of pumpkin beer in autumn, but not a fan of the christmas beer either.
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Secret Santa struck out on that one...

I still have some in the bottle fridge from the case I bought last Christmas. I don't mind a bit of pumpkin beer in autumn, but not a fan of the christmas beer either.
The Goose Island Bourbon County RIS more than made up for it


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