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Old 10-08-2012, 02:24 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by MacGruber View Post
I'm adding cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and orange peel. Here's the plan. Thoughts?

.25 tsp cinnamon 0 min
.25 tsp ginger 0 min
.25 tsp nutmeg 0 min
1oz orange peel 0 min
I've no clue on the total amount of spice, but 1:1 is a lot of nutmeg , or would be in baked goods, etc. Sounds like a great beer if the spicing is subtle.

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Old 10-09-2012, 10:49 PM   #42
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My goal is to make the spicing subtle. I was actually considering dialing the nutmeg back too. I'm glad you also agree. I'll be brewing this up next weekend and will let it sit till about Christmas time.

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Old 10-09-2012, 11:00 PM   #43
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This is really my favorite time of year for beer. I can drink any style and it seems to do just fine. Winter seasonals are my favorite, and they are starting to hit shelves
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:42 PM   #44
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I haven't seen any winter seasonals yet around here (still all Oktoberfests and pumpkin ales)...can't wait though!
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:13 AM   #45
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It's driving me nuts... there's a few out but I can only find Brrr in half racks and I prefer to buy 6-packs and I have only seen Jubelale at CostCo so far. Have been getting my fill of Snow Cap, Wassail and Ebenezer.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:30 PM   #46
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Oh, yes. My favorite beer time of the year.

Can't wait to get my hands on SN's Celebration Ale, Anchor's Holiday ale, Bell's Christmas Ale, and 3 Floyd's Alpha Klaus. There is also a new brewery here in the Chicago-land area, 5 Rabbit, that is going to put out a spiced Belgian strong golden ale for winter. Unfortunately, it will be draft only.

I am disappointed that NB's 2 Below won't be around, but Snow Day is pretty good.

I've seen a bunch of you sing the praises of Jubelale, but it does not appear that Deschutes Brewery distributes in Illinois. What is it like?

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