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Old 10-24-2009, 05:48 PM   #1
Richard
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Hi all,

I'm doing a Christmas Ale brew, and I'm not sure of the order/quantities I should add some of my ingredients in. I have:

3 oz NorthDown hops
1 oz Kent Golding hops
jar of pumpkin pie spices (cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger)
bakers cocoa

I also have some cinnamon sticks if that needs to be greater in quantity than the other spices.

If someone could post some suggestions soon that would be much appreciated.

 
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Old 10-24-2009, 06:40 PM   #2
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Added 1oz of northdown...set timer for 60 mins....anybody? anybody?

 
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Old 10-24-2009, 06:46 PM   #3
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Might help if we knew the recipe you were brewing. I'm not familiar with any standard "Christmas Ale" recipe.
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Old 10-24-2009, 06:48 PM   #4
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Strong Christmas Ale, I guess you could call it. How much cocoa should I add? This is a 5 gallon batch.

 
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Old 10-24-2009, 06:49 PM   #5
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I also have 9 pounds of DME.

 
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Old 10-25-2009, 08:10 AM   #6

You have to be much more specific if you want people to answer on stuff like this. You'd need to describe more what you're going for and give a base recipe of what you're doing. "Christmas Ale" or "Strong Christmas Ale" doesn't mean anything because the style is so varied. For me, I don't like spiced Christmas Ales, so to me, Deschutes Jubelale is more what I think of.

Sounds like you were brewing already, so hope it came out great. But next time post more info if you want comments.
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