Home Brew Forums > Recipe Database > HomeBrewTalk.com Recipe Database > Specialty Beer > All-Grain - Holly (Christmas Ale)

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-04-2013, 08:16 PM   #351
kirbfucius
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 7
Default


It doesn't look like it'll be too soon to be drinkable, but maybe not quite as good as if it aged a little longer.
kirbfucius is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 08:19 PM   #352
plankbr
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 386
Liked 57 Times on 37 Posts
Likes Given: 40

Default


I am gonna brew this Saturday and am sure as he** gonna try to have it bottled 1.5 - 2 weeks after that. This should allow ~ 5 weeks in the bottle.
__________________
Fermenting:
Bottled/Kegged: JAM!, Jazz, Country, S23, RIS, Fezziwig's Fizz
http://phish.servebeer.com
plankbr is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 08:23 PM   #353
plankbr
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 386
Liked 57 Times on 37 Posts
Likes Given: 40

Default


Quote:
Originally Posted by jmo88 View Post
...Despite the spices and alcohol content, grain -to-glass time is fairly short...
This is from the OP.
__________________
Fermenting:
Bottled/Kegged: JAM!, Jazz, Country, S23, RIS, Fezziwig's Fizz
http://phish.servebeer.com
plankbr is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 08:48 PM   #354
atimmerman88
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Quad Cities
Posts: 1,197
Liked 377 Times on 244 Posts
Likes Given: 1025

Default


Quote:
Originally Posted by plankbr
This is from the OP.
I would agree.

I'm OG was 1.083. Went 3 weeks in the primary which was redundant. It had dropped clean it 2 with a nice and large 3L wlp001 starter.

Added spices at bottling....had a sample at 5 weeks in the bottle and it was super good, I think 6-7 weeks would be no problem with proper pitching and ferm temps
__________________
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
-Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Untapped
atimmerman88 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 11:06 PM   #355
Nompton
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 65
Liked 12 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default


I'm nearing a month in the bottle this weekend. Barring any miracles this week, I still think it needs at least two-three more weeks, at least. I was going to enter this in a local competition, but I was uncomfortable with the way the beer was (or was not, mind you) losing its hotness from the alcohol content. It's mellowing, but it's taking its sweet time. Maybe it's my never ending quest for perfection, but I'd like to give it a full 8 weeks in the bottle before I'm ready to serve it.

FWIW, spices were not nearly as present as I had anticipated.
__________________
Future: Wild Suburban Sour, SuBourbon Stout
Bottled:Imperial Pumpkin Pie Ale (jwible204's), Holly Christmas Ale (jmo88's), Requiem Raspberry
Nompton is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2013, 09:11 AM   #356
Hello
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 29 reviews
 
Hello's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Raleigh
Posts: 9,915
Liked 2772 Times on 1892 Posts
Likes Given: 4940

Default


Quote:
Originally Posted by kirbfucius
It doesn't look like it'll be too soon to be drinkable, but maybe not quite as good as if it aged a little longer.
Quote:
Originally Posted by plankbr
This is from the OP.
Quote:
Originally Posted by atimmerman88
I would agree. I'm OG was 1.083. Went 3 weeks in the primary which was redundant. It had dropped clean it 2 with a nice and large 3L wlp001 starter. Added spices at bottling....had a sample at 5 weeks in the bottle and it was super good, I think 6-7 weeks would be no problem with proper pitching and ferm temps
Thank you all. I hope to brew this weekend.
__________________
\_(ツ)_/
Hello is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2013, 01:16 AM   #357
kirbfucius
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 7
Default


Awesome! Let us know how it goes! I just put mine in the primary a couple days ago and it's happily bubbling every few seconds.
kirbfucius is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2013, 09:46 AM   #358
cherbhy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 97
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default


+1 on brewing this ale this weekend.
cherbhy is offline  
ObRN4brew Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2013, 12:31 PM   #359
plankbr
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 386
Liked 57 Times on 37 Posts
Likes Given: 40

Default


+1 on also brewing this tomorrow on a crisp cool Saturday morning. Headed to the LHBS after work to get the ingredients. EXCITED! FESTIVE!
__________________
Fermenting:
Bottled/Kegged: JAM!, Jazz, Country, S23, RIS, Fezziwig's Fizz
http://phish.servebeer.com
plankbr is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2013, 09:51 PM   #360
Disintegr8or
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Disintegr8or's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 277
Liked 30 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default


Brewed 3 gallons of this on Tuesday. The US-05 is still churning away at it today. From reading all the reviews, I can't wait to try it.
Disintegr8or is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Christmas Ale pericles Label Display & Discussion 1 12-01-2008 08:34 PM
All I want for Christmas is.... niquejim General Chit Chat 5 10-10-2008 12:05 AM
*@!%*@ Christmas DeathBrewer General Chit Chat 17 12-12-2007 09:52 PM
Christmas ale beerisgood4u Recipes/Ingredients 4 11-06-2007 09:04 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS