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Old 06-27-2011, 03:29 AM   #1
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Default Do you want to brew one of the 12 beers of Christmas?

I'm not sure where to put this thread so sorry if it is in the wrong forum:

I would love to brew all 12 beers of Christmas (listed below) from Radical Brewing but my life doesn't permit that much time. So I was looking for 11 more brewers to brew one of these beers and we could all trade a few bottles to each brewer.

Reply to the thread if you would be up for brewing this and which styles you would want to brew. I would be happy to brew any of the beers so it doesn't matter to me. I can post recipes or beermail them to you.

I know it would involve sending out 11 packages but if you are in Chicago I can send them for you, or you could brew with someone else and send half the packages (with double the beers).

Radical Brewing's 12 beers of Christmas.
1) <strike>Caramel<strike> Gingerbread Quadrupel (gclay)
2) Spiced Cherry Dubbel (Usfmikeb) [ 2 cherries on cap]
3) Spiced Dunkel Weizenbock (Willum)
4) Juniper Rye Bock (rhoadsrage) ["BJ" on cap]
5)Fruitcake Old Ale (spyder2723) [ 4 dashes on cap]
6) Saffron Tripel (Native302 is out)
Quad (sfrisbe) [ Q on cap]
7) Christmas Gruit (Biochemedic) [ red and green strip on cap]
8) Honey Ginger IPA (Scruffy1207)
9) Crabapple Lambicky Ale (some punk drank it all) (Horace is out)
Rasberry Lambicky (Xcorpa) [ you will know]
10) Gingersnap Ale (Xcorpia) [kungfu gingerbread man]
11) Spiced Bourbon Stout ( rhoadsrage ) ["SBS" on cap]
12) Abbey Weizen that taste like spiced apfelwien (KFH)

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Old 06-27-2011, 03:33 AM   #2
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I'd brew the juniper rye bock and the saffron triple! They sound fantastic:-)

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Old 06-27-2011, 11:08 AM   #3
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I'd brew the juniper rye bock and the saffron triple! They sound fantastic:-)
Can you post these recipes please
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I may be up for this! But hows the shipping going to work?

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Old 06-27-2011, 11:24 AM   #5
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I may be up for this! But hows the shipping going to work?
UPS will ship alcohol.

I would but I'm not to AG yet, unless you want a PM or extract version of one of these. Sounds like a great idea to me.
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Why don't you get 12 brewers and each do one of the beers. Then mail each other a bottle or two so you each have all 12. Start on December 14th with each brewer drinking beer 1. Talk about it on here and do one per day so that the final beer is drunk on Christmas Day. Just an idea...

Update...you obviously had this in mind as I seemed to have skipped that part of your post and jumped straight to the beer list...ignore me please!

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This sounds really cool...some of them would have to be brewed yesterday because of the aging times involved, and might be better next christmas than this one. You'd have to send at least 2 bottles of each so at least one could be laid down for aging.

Of course a couple of these would need to be brewed by someone with lagering capability, which leaves me out. I've brewed a couple of gruits (when we had the hops shortage a few years ago), so I'd be interested in brewing that one.

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I will brew this one.

Recipe: 4) Juniper Rye Bock
This beer is a hybrid between the rustic Finnish sahti and classic German Brews.
Yield 5 gallons (19 liters)
Gravity: 1.080 (19oP)
Alcohol/vol: 6.4 to 7.2%
Color: Deep Amber
Bitterness 24 IBUs
Yeast: Danish Lager
Maturation: 4 to 6 months

All-grain recipe
9.5 lbs (4.3kg) 62% Munich Malt
3.0 lbs (1.4 kg) 19% two-row Pilsener malt
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg) 13% malted rye or flaked rye, precooked
1.0 lbs (.45 kg) 6% dark crystal malt
1.0 lbs (.45 kg) - rice hulls
4.0 oz. (113kg) crushed juniper berries, in the mash

Hops & Spices:
2.0 oz 90 min. Hallertau (3.5 % AA)
2.0 oz 90 min juniper berries, crushed
2.0 oz end of boil juniper berries, crushed

A standard infusion mash will suffice, although you may want to follow the traditional sahti stepped infusion procedure:
Traditional Sahti Stepped infusion:
Boil Juniper branches in the mash liquor. Mash procedure: step mash with 15-minuted rests at 104F, 130F, 148F, 172F, and mash out at 190. This is normally accomplished by small additions of boiling water, resulting in a very thin mash at the end. Lauter over juniper branches placed in the bottom of the mash tun.
(recipe taken from Radical Brewing by Randy Mosher)

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Recipe: 6. Saffron Tripel
Pick your favorite Belgian tripel recipe as a start. If there's no sugar in it, substitute 20 % of the base malt for some unrefined sugar- turbinado or piloncillo, for example. Jaggery (Indian palm sugar) is also lovely. And the zest of one orange at the end of the boil, along with a ping of crushed grains of paradise or black pepper. Ferment with a Belgian ale yeast, and add a 1/2 tsp. of saffron threads after transferring to secondary. Gravity: 1.090 Color: orange-gold.
(recipe taken from Radical Brewing by Randy Mosher)

You can use whatever Tripel recipe you like but here is a Westmalle clone if you like
http://www.homebrewchef.com/Westmall...oneRecipe.html

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So can we brew our own version of "X" beer or do we need to brew a specific recipe? The reason I ask is I am brewing up a Gingerbread Ale and would be ok with shipping 12 but I was really looking forward to trying my recipe...

EDIT: I am not brewing the GingerBread Ale as stated here!

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