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two_hearted 10-23-2010 02:28 AM

Christmas Ale (Great Lakes Clone)
 
Recipe update for Fall 2011!

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Wyeast 1028 or WLP013
Yeast Starter: Basic
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5
Original Gravity: 1.072
Final Gravity: 1.018
IBU: ~30
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: ~15
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14
Tasting Notes:

Christmas Ale (Great Lakes)
21-B Seasonal/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer

http://www.beertools.com/images/colors/14.jpg


Original Gravity: 1.072 (1.026 - 1.120)
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Terminal Gravity: 1.018 (0.995 - 1.035)
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Color: 14.71 (1.0 - 50.0)
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Alcohol: 7.09% (2.5% - 14.5%)
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Bitterness: 28.6 (0.0 - 100.0)
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Ingredients:
12 lb 2-Row
1 lb White Wheat
1 lb Crystal Malt 40L
.25 lb Special Roast Malt
.15 lb Roasted Barley

1.5 oz Hallertau (4.5%) - added during boil, boiled 60 min
.5 oz Cascade (5.5%) - added during boil, boiled 10.0 min
.5 oz Cascade (5.5%) - added during boil, boiled 5 min

1.0 lb Honey @ flameout
2 ea Cinnamon (stick) - add at flameout
2 oz Ginger (fresh) - add at flameout


Mash at 154 for 60min

Taste your hydro samples and evaluate spice character. You can toss a few cinnamon sticks and a few teaspoons of fresh ginger in secondary if you need a boost.

EDIT 9/27/13* From Great Lakes Website this year
Quote:

Ingredients:
MALT
Harrington 2-Row Base Malt:
Allows color and flavorfrom other specialty malts to come through; makes for a very clean beer
Wheat:Adds body and head retention
Crystal 45:Contributes to copper color and addssweet caramel aroma and flavor
Special Roast:Contributes subtle hints of toasty andbiscuit flavors
Roasted Barley:
Added in small amounts to contribute to overall complexity and color without overwhelming
HOPS
Mt. Hood:
U.S. Provides subtle spicy and earthy aromas
Cascade:Used as an aroma hop; citrusy aroma complements beer’s heavy spices
SPICES
Honey:An adjunct to add strength and fresh floral notes
Cinnamon:Imparts festive aroma and flavor
Fresh Ginger:Adds spicy aroma and flavor
ABV 7.5%
ABW 6.0%
IBU 30
GRAVITY 17P
Not too different here. They just used Mt. Hood this go round which is a hallertau relative.

jsarkauskas 10-25-2010 06:07 PM

Sounds awesome. Do you keep the cinnamon and ginger in the primary for the 10 days for just while cooling of the wort?

two_hearted 10-26-2010 01:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jsarkauskas (Post 2361028)
Sounds awesome. Do you keep the cinnamon and ginger in the primary for the 10 days for just while cooling of the wort?

I put them both in at flame out and also I also toss a few cinnamon sticks and a few teaspoons of fresh ginger in secondary. Let me know how yours turns out.

d4rren 10-29-2010 11:43 PM

honey
 
When did you add the honey?

two_hearted 10-31-2010 04:04 PM

I added it after primary was done, but you could also add it in towards the end of the boil. Not sure whats best...

jsarkauskas 11-01-2010 11:56 PM

What temperature was your mash

firefly765 11-02-2010 05:00 PM

Special Roast Malt? Is this OK?:

http://morebeer.com/view_product/171...pecial_II_Malt

Toying with the idea of replacing the honey with 1 lb. of candy canes. How's that sound?

Julohan 11-02-2010 05:27 PM

Now all I need is the blackout stout recipe

Wheatmeister 11-04-2010 06:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by maxam (Post 2374143)
I added it after primary was done, but you could also add it in towards the end of the boil. Not sure whats best...

i'd vote for flameout for the extra ABV kick. Candycanes is an interesting idea, could make a syrup for the primary. Someone else should try this before me so I don't ruin a batch expirementing...

NoisufnoC 11-05-2010 02:26 AM

i'd like to try this recipe this year, where do you guys buy your grain? i'm having a hard time finding all the ingredients at the same site.


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