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nostalgia 10-11-2009 07:33 PM

Ginger Ale - 3rd place 2009 HBT BJCP Comp
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The original and final gravities in the recipe are the estimates at 75% efficiency. My actual OG and FG for the contest winning version were:

OG: 1.045
FG: 1.002

Ingredients for Mashing
Amount   Item                            Type   % or IBU 
4.00 lb  Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)  Grain  48.48 % 
1.25 lb  Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)    Grain  15.15 % 

Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge

Step Time  Name      Description                       Step Temp 
60 min     Mash In   Add 7.88 qt of water at 164.0 F   154.0 F 
Drain Mash Tun
Batch Sparge Round 1: Sparge with 5.33 gal of 175.0 F water

Boil Wort
  Add water to achieve boil volume of 6.42 gal
  Estimated pre-boil gravity is 1.040 (note this estimate includes honey)
Boil Ingredients

Boil   Amount  Item                                        Type 
60 min 1.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (60 min)                   Hops 
60 min 3.00 lb Honey (1.0 SRM)                             Sugar 
30 min 2.00 items Lemon Juice (per lemon) (Boil 30.0 min)  Misc 
30 min 6.00 oz Ginger Root (Boil 30.0 min)                 Misc 
15 min 1.00 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 15.0 min)                 Misc 
10 min 2.00 oz Ginger Root (Boil 10.0 min)                 Misc 
10 min 2.00 items Lemon Zest (Boil 10.0 min)               Misc 
2 min 1.00 oz Williamette [5.50 %] (2 min)                 Hops 

Cool and Prepare Fermentation
  Cool wort to fermentation temperature
  Transfer wort to fermenter 
  Add water to achieve final volume of 5.00 gal 

Ingredients for Fermentation 
Amount  Item                       Type % or IBU 
1 Pkgs  Safale (DCL Yeast #US-05)  Yeast-Ale  


  Primary fermentation (14 days at 68.0 F) 
  Secondary fermentation (7 days at 68.0 F)
    Add to Secondary 
Amount   Item                              Type % or IBU 
2.50 oz  Ginger Root (Secondary 7.0 days)  Misc
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funkstrman 01-16-2012 12:53 PM

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I added the secondary ginger last Wednesday, and put her out in the garage this morning for a little 24 hour cold crash before the bottling on Tuesday. It'll be interesting to see if it clears up at all. I'll post another shot of the carboy on Tuesday if I notice any difference.

Damoxemus 08-04-2013 05:52 AM

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This is a quick pic of the extract version I brewed. Turned out really well - only thing I'd change next time is to add a bit more ginger. Other than that I'm really happy with it and so far so is everyone else who's tasted it,

Thanks for posting this recipe!

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