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Old 10-01-2009, 05:12 PM   #1
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HOLIDAY SPICE ALE

Target OG: 1.061
Target FG: 1.015
Estimated IBUs: 23.3
SRM: 19
ABV: 6.1%

Grains:
Crystal Malt 80L 1/2 lb
Biscuit malt 1/2 lb
Chocolate malt 1/4 lb
Aromatic malt 1/4 lb

Fermentables:
Munton's Light LME 6.6 lb
Clover honey 1 lb

Hops:
Cascade 2 oz - 60 min
Cascade 0.5 oz – 5 min
Fuggles 1 oz – dry hopped 7 days

Spices (15 min):
Powdered cinnamon – 1 oz
Grated fresh ginger root – 0.5 oz
Dried nutmeg – 0.5 oz

Additional:
Irish moss 1 tsp - 15 min

Yeast:
White Labs American Ale Blend (WLP060)
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Old 10-01-2009, 05:14 PM   #2
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Are you plannin to put spices in this Spice Ale?

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Old 10-01-2009, 05:31 PM   #3
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Are you plannin to put spices in this Spice Ale?
oops, my bad. Added them to recipe now.
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Looks interesting. One of the best things about hand-made beer is being able to experiment. Good luck!

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It looks like the hops are going to overpower the spices,either add more spice or cut back on the hops.

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I just brewed a similar one on Saturday... I don't have the recipe with me, but this is what I remember...

5.5 gallons

12# US pale
2# Maris Otter
0.5# Crystal 40
0.5# Munich
1 oz Centennial (60 min)
1 oz Cascade (20 min)
1 oz Perle (0 min)
2 t Cinnamon, ground (5 min)
1 t Allspice, ground (5 min)
0.5 t Ginger, ground (5 min) [I wanted to do 1 t, but ran out... arrrggghhh!!!!]
WLP001 California Ale

OG was about 1.070.

My goal here was to have a lighter colored beer; I didn't want the darker brown of most holiday beers, so I left the chocolate and darker crystal malts. I was also looking for a little hop, but I don't want to dry-hop it to avoid overwhelming the spices.

I'll let you know how it went in about two months...

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