Mash at 154 for 60 Minutes with about 4.5 gallons
Single batch sparge - added water at 194 to bring grain bed to 170 for sparge
Batch Size: 5.5 gal
Boil Size: 7.25
Brewhouse Efficiency: 69.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes
I will be mashing for 90 min and doing a double batch sparge the next time I brew this to hopefully increase the efficiency
Amount Item Type % or IBU
10.00 lb American Pale Malt (2 Row) US Grain 74.00 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L Grain 7.00 %
1.00 lb Honey Malt Grain 7.00 %
1.00 lb Wheat Malt Grain 7.00 %
.50 lb Dehusked Carafa 4.00% (the second time I brewed I used .25lb Special B and .25lb roasted barley instead,but haven't tasted that version yet)
1.00 oz Hallertau Hops[3.1 AA] (60 min)
.50 oz Cascade Hops [5.0AA] (20 min)
1 tsp Irish Moss (hyrdated) (15 min)
2 tsp ground cinnamon (Flame out - 0 min) Misc
2 tsp All Spice (Flame out - 0 min) Misc
1 tsp Nutmeg (Flame out - 0 min) Misc
Safale US-05 Dry Yeast.
I didn't rehydrate the yeast the first time I brewed this and it came out perfectly. The second time I brewed this, I did rehydrate the yeast. Either way should do the trick.
14 Days Primary
14 Days Secondary
I added 1.5 tsp cinnamon and 1.5 tsp all spice for 5 days in the secondary, but it really didn't need it like I thought it did when I tasted it with the beer thief.
According to Hopville the IBU is only 9.7, I don't know if that's totally accurate. I know there are a lot of grains and only 1.5 oz hops, but still. Either way, the IBUs are pretty low, another .5oz of cascade probably couldn't hurt, but as much I love my hops, this isn't an IPA; you don't want this to have any real major hop flavor shining through.
This is a nice beer to sip on while you're watching A Christmas Story as the snow falls