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Old 09-19-2009, 03:51 AM   #1
Jan 2009
Somewhere in Illinois
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Hello all,
I tried looking up some recipes for a spiced christmas ale that I want to brew in the next few days. I know its a bit late but wanted to do it anyways. I searched (using search!) a bit and found this good link http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/whos...already-74020/ but they were from last year (not that that is bad). Unfortunately, I cant search by date to find anything recent and I went back about 15 pages looking.

Anyone want to post their Christmas ale recipes for this year (or successful last years?). I only recently got into All Grain and had pretty low efficiency (60ish) probably because of grain crush. Something big like a christmas ale I might do part extract to just help it along. Also I want to make a full 5 gallon batch and my current stove barely can boil 3 gallons so thats more conducive to part extract.

The "Hops Shortage" is the gods way of punishing us for not making our beers bitter enough.

Primary #1: British Brown
Primary #2: Empty
Primary #3: Empty
Secondary #1: Empty
Keg #1: Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
Keg #2: Hoppy Red

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Old 09-19-2009, 03:53 AM   #2
The Pol
Feb 2007
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Open my recipe pull down...

Spiced Holiday Ale...

Tis awesome, plenty of time to brew it... done this one for a couple years.

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: S-04
Yeast Starter: YES
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.3
Original Gravity: 1.061
Final Gravity: 1.016
IBU: 31.5
Boiling Time (Minutes): 90
Color: 17.3SRM
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14
Additional Fermentation: 60 Aging
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14
Tasting Notes: Malty, well balanced with the spices, great for a holiday grog!

10Lbs American 2-Row
8oz. Crystal 120L
8oz. Caravienne
4oz. Honey Malt
2oz. Black Roast Barley
2oz. Special B

1oz Glacier @ 60min.
1oz. Willamette @ 1min.

1 tsp Ginger @ 3 min.
1 tsp All-Spice @ 3 min.
2 tsp Cinnamon @ 3 min.

Whirflock @ 5 min.

Mash @ 155F for 60 min.
Ferment @ 66F for 14 days Safale S-04
Secondary @ 66F for 14 days
Keg Age @ 66@ for 60 days.

OG 1.061
FG ~1.016
ABV 5.8%
SRM 17.3
IBUs 31.5

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Old 10-12-2009, 09:28 PM   #3
Mar 2009
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I'm thinking about making my first Christmas ale this year (extract). This recipe looks good. Curious - what is driving the choice of hops on this? I saw midwest sells a kit that uses Vanguard bittering and Cascade as aroma.

Also, anyone willing to give me a good extract version of this?

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Old 10-13-2009, 12:07 AM   #4
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Feb 2009
Eastpointe, Michigan
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I brewed Pols recipe today and it smells great!!! Hit my numbers perfectly. Now the waitin begins.

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Old 10-23-2009, 04:51 PM   #5
May 2009
Morrisville, NC
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looks like a good one, i might have to give it a try

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Old 08-30-2011, 10:16 PM   #6
Nov 2010
Yardley, PA
Posts: 73

how'd your results turn out on this one?

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