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Old 10-01-2009, 04:12 PM   #1
May 2007
Long Island
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Target OG: 1.061
Target FG: 1.015
Estimated IBUs: 23.3
SRM: 19
ABV: 6.1%

Crystal Malt 80L 1/2 lb
Biscuit malt 1/2 lb
Chocolate malt 1/4 lb
Aromatic malt 1/4 lb

Munton's Light LME 6.6 lb
Clover honey 1 lb

Cascade 2 oz - 60 min
Cascade 0.5 oz – 5 min
Fuggles 1 oz – dry hopped 7 days

Spices (15 min):
Powdered cinnamon – 1 oz
Grated fresh ginger root – 0.5 oz
Dried nutmeg – 0.5 oz

Irish moss 1 tsp - 15 min

White Labs American Ale Blend (WLP060)

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Old 10-01-2009, 04:14 PM   #2
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Are you plannin to put spices in this Spice Ale?

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Old 10-01-2009, 04:31 PM   #3
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Long Island
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Originally Posted by Tonedef131 View Post
Are you plannin to put spices in this Spice Ale?
oops, my bad. Added them to recipe now.

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Old 10-05-2009, 11:32 AM   #4

Looks interesting. One of the best things about hand-made beer is being able to experiment. Good luck!

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Old 10-05-2009, 06:00 PM   #5
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It looks like the hops are going to overpower the spices,either add more spice or cut back on the hops.
Ignorance is something you cant overcome,but you pass it on down and thats something much worse-Dropkick Murphys

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Old 10-05-2009, 06:15 PM   #6
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I just brewed a similar one on Saturday... I don't have the recipe with me, but this is what I remember...

5.5 gallons

12# US pale
2# Maris Otter
0.5# Crystal 40
0.5# Munich
1 oz Centennial (60 min)
1 oz Cascade (20 min)
1 oz Perle (0 min)
2 t Cinnamon, ground (5 min)
1 t Allspice, ground (5 min)
0.5 t Ginger, ground (5 min) [I wanted to do 1 t, but ran out... arrrggghhh!!!!]
WLP001 California Ale

OG was about 1.070.

My goal here was to have a lighter colored beer; I didn't want the darker brown of most holiday beers, so I left the chocolate and darker crystal malts. I was also looking for a little hop, but I don't want to dry-hop it to avoid overwhelming the spices.

I'll let you know how it went in about two months...

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