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Old 12-14-2013, 02:58 PM   #411
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That would probably work. You could also make more of the spice tea and add that to the keg. That should get it tasting the way you want quicker.
Thanks! I took your advice and did another spice tea and I now have the spiced Christmas ale I was hoping for!
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:20 AM   #412
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BAM!!
Nothing new to add, just more kudos to the recipe.
IMO aging really helps. Bottled the whole batch; OG 1.075 using BIAB; FG 1.018. Boiled 10/6, bottled 11/13. First beer on 12/4 a little bitter. The ginger was at the front from first sip to finish.
Second beer 12/10 and man this is a complex, crisp, flavorful brew. I dislike cold. I find it so much better after 5-10 min's of warming. Def a sipping beer and two is about all I can handle for an evening. This is truly a fantastic recipe that I will make an annual custom. So to the initial poster I say Cheers my friend. Well played.

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Old 12-19-2013, 02:21 AM   #413
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Brewed this up with fresh hops from ZZ Hops Farm, and served it up for a party we had last weekend... Keg went really quick.

The real vanilla bean really makes the difference.

Mine turned out OG 1.82 and fg at 1.01 9.5% ... being higher alcohol it really gave you a warm feeling... will be brewing this again really soon.

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Old 12-20-2013, 05:39 PM   #414
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I am drinking my first holly and it is fabulous. Brewed beginning of November and bottled 3 wks ago. My FG was only 1.018 for a abv of 8.4% which I am happy with. The spice tea is lacking but I am happy with that. The malt flavor is perfect. As everyone says.......should have made a double batch!!!!!!

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Old 12-30-2013, 01:49 AM   #415
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this brew is by far one of my favs, ive only brewed 4 times but this one kills it. Incase anyones doing some extract brewing i replaced the 13lbs of 2 row with 6.25lb of extract. Abv worked out to like 7.1, a little lower then original recipe but i think its good. Could probably kick the extract up a bit to bring the abv up i guess.

Oh on another note i added some brown sugar after primary, no idea why i did this but its good lol

The spice tea makes this beer glorious! next brew i might go with 2 fresh vanilla beans because i found the vanilla is a little hidden behind the orange zest.

Bottled this and popped the first one a week later (couldnt resist) Decent carb, so i bet in 3 weeks itll be awsome.

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Old 12-30-2013, 02:07 PM   #416
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this brew is by far one of my favs, ive only brewed 4 times but this one kills it. Incase anyones doing some extract brewing i replaced the 13lbs of 2 row with 6.25lb of extract. Abv worked out to like 7.1, a little lower then original recipe but i think its good. Could probably kick the extract up a bit to bring the abv up i guess.

Oh on another note i added some brown sugar after primary, no idea why i did this but its good lol

The spice tea makes this beer glorious! next brew i might go with 2 fresh vanilla beans because i found the vanilla is a little hidden behind the orange zest.

Bottled this and popped the first one a week later (couldnt resist) Decent carb, so i bet in 3 weeks itll be awsome.
I bottled mine with brown sugar and it turned out GREAT!
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Old 12-30-2013, 02:24 PM   #417
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this brew is by far one of my favs, ive only brewed 4 times but this one kills it. Incase anyones doing some extract brewing i replaced the 13lbs of 2 row with 6.25lb of extract. Abv worked out to like 7.1, a little lower then original recipe but i think its good. Could probably kick the extract up a bit to bring the abv up i guess.

Oh on another note i added some brown sugar after primary, no idea why i did this but its good lol

The spice tea makes this beer glorious! next brew i might go with 2 fresh vanilla beans because i found the vanilla is a little hidden behind the orange zest.

Bottled this and popped the first one a week later (couldnt resist) Decent carb, so i bet in 3 weeks itll be awsome.
I wouldn't add more vanilla...just let it age a month or so. As it ages, the orange and ginger calm down and it leaves a nice vanilla flavor.
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ah, alright. i better stash some bottles before i drink it all

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Turned out great, a big hit

Thanks for the recipe jmo88


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Ive got another case of this stuff that I brewed in September last year sitting in storage that I completely forgot about!! Time to open in up and see whats crackin!!

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