Winter Seasonal Beer Holly (Christmas Ale) - Page 28 - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > HomeBrewTalk.com Recipe Database > Specialty, Fruit, Historical, Other Homebrew Recipes > Winter Seasonal Beer Holly (Christmas Ale)

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-04-2012, 03:29 PM   #271
tre9er
 
tre9er's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Lincoln, NE
Posts: 4,371
Liked 242 Times on 197 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by BPhad View Post
I have never tried this but I would think it would be better if you could dilute with a different lower alcohol beer.
This is what I would do. In the past I've also had luck with steeping some non-fermentable grains in water, to add some flavor, and adding it.
__________________
_________________________________
Skal!
Den Faaborg Bryggeri

Quote:
Originally Posted by davekippen View Post
Open log Fermenting and gas-can secondary?? I am planning my next brew right now!!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 07:46 AM   #272
mike_in_ak
 
mike_in_ak's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2012
anchorage, ak
Posts: 546
Liked 85 Times on 52 Posts


I would leave as is and pour in smaller glasses.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 03:10 PM   #273
twofieros
Lifetime Member
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
twofieros's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
south charleston, WV
Posts: 141
Liked 12 Times on 10 Posts


I just got done handing out 6 packs of this beer to my neighbors and friends. I let it age for 10 weeks which I found to be just right. I sampled the beer every week to see how the spices mellowed. Mine finished at 9.8% ABV but you cannot tell! The honey really helps to dry it out just enough. I will brew this again next year for sure.

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2764143862.jpg
Views:	304
Size:	39.4 KB
ID:	87006



Click image for larger version

Name:	image-102764545.jpg
Views:	291
Size:	48.0 KB
ID:	87007



Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2346428829.jpg
Views:	297
Size:	49.2 KB
ID:	87008



Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2631280249.jpg
Views:	299
Size:	30.1 KB
ID:	87009

2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 04:18 PM   #274
cbmikey
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Lemoyne, OH
Posts: 110
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


Looks great! Good job!
__________________
->Mike
->Mr Beer Newb

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2012, 01:43 PM   #275
Fordzilla
 
Fordzilla's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2011
Rochester, NY
Posts: 442
Liked 26 Times on 24 Posts


Going to try a few of these at a holiday party this weekend. I can't wait!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2012, 05:41 PM   #276
Bradthoc
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 66

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bradthoc View Post
Brewed this a week ago. OG 1.075. Really looking forward to making the spice tea and bottling this one. Hoping it will be enjoyable for New Year's Eve!
Getting ready to make the tea and bottle this early afternoon. FG 1.012. Won't taste one until Christmas Day, but will likely end up saving the rest for well into January, early February. Will definitely plan on making this one earlier next year, around September.
__________________
Primary:
Secondary: Crush a Cup of Wine Saison (Cabernet Sauvignon), Rye Georgia Peach Sour
Currently Bottled: Comfort and Joy (2012), Tervuren Whiskey Oaked Russian Imperial Stout, Belgian Strong Dark Ale, Cuvée de Bay Strawberry Sour, Crush a Cup of Wine Saison (Sauvignon Blanc), Petite deJeuner Belgian Dubbel Breakfast, Bubba's Milky Nut Butter Stout
On-Deck: Quatrieme Quad, Hefeweizen

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 12:29 PM   #277
daniel_conklin
Recipes 
 
Sep 2012
Alden, MI
Posts: 6

Could someone please verify where the vanilla bean is used? Do you boil it in the tea or add it to the secondary?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 12:55 PM   #278
cpesko
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Apr 2012
Denver, Colorado
Posts: 145
Liked 7 Times on 5 Posts


I believe the original recipe does not secondary. You take 1 quart of beer and boil those ingredients and then bottle or keg.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 01:05 PM   #279
DagoBrewer
Recipes 
 
Nov 2011
Posts: 210
Liked 22 Times on 16 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by daniel_conklin View Post
Could someone please verify where the vanilla bean is used? Do you boil it in the tea or add it to the secondary?
Its used in the spice tea that you make on bottling day.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 01:24 PM   #280
deuce40
Recipes 
 
Apr 2012
Orlando, Florida
Posts: 205
Liked 10 Times on 9 Posts


I'm super late for the holidays but I'm mashing this as we speak

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Brewery in Holly? jpalarchio Great Lakes Homebrew Forum 10 09-08-2015 02:19 AM
Winter Seasonal Beer Ornamental Holly aryoung1980 Specialty, Fruit, Historical, Other Homebrew Recipes 2 11-25-2014 03:20 AM


Forum Jump