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Evan! 08-08-2007 04:14 PM

Vanilla Bourbon Winter Ale
Vanilla Bourbon Winter Ale

A ProMash Recipe Report

BJCP Style and Style Guidelines

21-B Spice/Herb/Vegetable, Christmas/Winter Specialty

Min OG: 1.030 Max OG: 1.100
Min IBU: 2 Max IBU: 100
Min Clr: 2 Max Clr: 25 Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics

Batch Size (Gal): 5.00 Wort Size (Gal): 5.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 12.00
Anticipated OG: 1.077 Plato: 18.62
Anticipated SRM: 22.3
Anticipated IBU: 25.8
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Pre-Boil Amounts

Evaporation Rate: 15.00 Percent Per Hour
Pre-Boil Wort Size: 5.88 Gal
Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.065 SG 15.98 Plato

Formulas Used

Brewhouse Efficiency and Predicted Gravity based on Method #1, Potential Used.
Final Gravity Calculation Based on Points.
Hard Value of Sucrose applied. Value for recipe: 46.2100 ppppg
% Yield Type used in Gravity Prediction: Fine Grind Dry Basis.

Color Formula Used: Morey
Hop IBU Formula Used: Tinseth
Tinseth Concentration Factor: 1.30

Additional Utilization Used For Plug Hops: 2 %
Additional Utilization Used For Pellet Hops: 10 %


% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
41.7 5.00 lbs. Generic LME - Weizen Generic 1.035 7
25.0 3.00 lbs. Generic LME - Extra Light Generic 1.035 7
16.7 2.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) America 1.036 2
4.2 0.50 lbs. Biscuit Malt Great Britain 1.035 35
4.2 0.50 lbs. Cara-Pils Dextrine Malt 1.033 2
2.1 0.25 lbs. Chocolate Malt America 1.029 350
2.1 0.25 lbs. Coffee Malt America 1.030 350
2.1 0.25 lbs. Malto Dextrin North America 1.030 0
2.1 0.25 lbs. Melanoidin Malt 1.033 35

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
0.75 oz. Northern Brewer Pellet 6.50 17.1 60 min.
0.50 oz. Goldings - E.K. Whole 6.00 8.8 45 min.


Amount Name Type Time
2.00 Cup(s) Bourbon Other 21 Days(fermenter)
1.00 Unit(s)Vanilla Beans Spice 21 Days(fermenter)
1.50 Oz Oak Cubes - American, House To Other 21 Days(fermenter)
2.00 tsp Vanilla Extract Spice 21 days (fermenter


Wyeast N/A Rogue Pacman Ale


Steep vanilla beans & oak in bourbon during primary fermentation. Add bourbon, vanilla and oak cubes to secondary.

Also added +/- 2 tsp. vanilla extract to bourbon to supplement the bean.

Eascen 10-26-2009 01:33 AM

This sounds fantastic, I believe I'll be trying this in about a month when a tub opens.

Recusit8m 10-26-2009 12:00 PM

Where ya getting the PacMan now? Are you ranching from a Deadguy?

Eascen 12-08-2009 07:55 PM

In the bottles, pre-taste was awesome, can't wait till the next few weeks are over!


Headed to TN the 23rd and plan on popping one of these and a pumpkin open on arrival.

Eascen 12-17-2009 12:45 AM

And, popped a bottle far too early, shared it with my three roomates, we all love it.

Tralmix 10-12-2010 03:44 PM

Dumb question. Do I add the oak chips to the secondary for the full 45 days or just 21?

Thanks :D

jtupper 11-16-2010 06:08 AM

I would like to do an all grain version of this can anyone help me out with a conversion? thanks

GrantsBrownBag 12-05-2010 09:01 PM

Has anyone brewed this who would care to comment on the characteristics

malcontent40 12-09-2010 02:14 AM

I made it for christmas. The beer is excellent! I couldnt find pacman so I used wyeast 1056 instead. I also used a heavy toast oak chip on it .I probably could of cut the oak back to 1oz but Inwanted a bold beer.Must follow all the ageing steps.

GrantsBrownBag 01-23-2011 08:00 PM

I brewed this beer using Maker's Mark. It is unbelievable. Unlike most winter and seasonal beers you don't have the annoying spice. This beer is so good that I may brew it a few more times before spring. This is being added to my yearly schedule.

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