St Arnold's Christmas Ale
This is pretty good stuff...anyone got any ideas on a recipe?
E-mail Brock over at ST A, ask if he will share it with you.
care of Defalco's Homebrew - Houston ,TX
ST. ALMOST XMAS ALE
A miraculously restorative strong ale. Malty smooth. After a couple these, you'll see the Star in the East
8 lbs. amber unhopped malt extract
1 1/2 lbs. Munich malt
1 lb. Belgian Cara-Munich malt
1/2 lb. Belgian Special B malt
2 oz. chocolate malt
1 oz. Perle hops (bittering)
1 oz. Liberty hops (flavoring)
1 oz. Liberty hops (finishing)
1/2 tsp. calcium chloride water salts
1 pkg. Safale S-04 (or Wyeast #1968, #1098, #1272, #1056, #1007 or White Labs English, British, or California ale yeast)
1 pkg. Bru-Vigor (yeast food)
3/4 cup corn sugar (for priming)
O.G. - 1.063 -- F.G. - 1.015
or all-grain for Saint Arnold's Christmas Ale
11 lbs. 2 Row Pale Malt
13 oz Munich Malt
7 oz CaraMunich (40)
7 oz Special B Malt
1 lb. 3 oz CaraVienne Malt (20)
1 tsp Irish Moss (15 min)
1.5 oz Perle Hops @ 30 min (10.8 AAU)
3 oz Liberty Hops @ 0 min
Wyeast London ESB or White Labs English Ale.
0.75 c corn sugar for priming
Single Infusion Mash @ 150 for 60 minutes, boil wort for 90 min. Ferment at 72 degrees to get the nice fruity esters.
This came from Dave Fourgeron, Brewmaster @ Saint Arnolds
Thanks...I'm gonna have to try this. :)
I could of sworn there was a touch of cherry, or raisin, or something in there...guess it's coming from the Perle?
from St. Arnold's web page
Malted Barley: We use five different types of malted barley in the Christmas Ale, no other grains or cereals such as corn or rice. The large quantity of malts is responsible for the sweetness and high alcohol content.
Hops: We use two different Pacific Northwest hop varieties in the Christmas Ale. The resulting hop character is a spicy bitterness and a flowery hop bouquet.
Original Gravity: 1.067 (17.0° Plato)
Bitterness: 35 IBU
By Weight: 5.6%
By Volume: 7.0%
That's a whole lot of special b. I've read elswhere that 4 oz is the max for a 5 gal batch.
Sounds pretty darn good though. Maybe I'll give it a go next summer, it should be ready by Christmas.
the amount of special b is probably responsible for the raisin flavor. sounds good. i might have to try a clone and bring it down to austin for this christmas and see how similar they are. hopefully it wont be sold out by then.
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