I based this recipe on a Brewyourown recipe. I changed the quantity of ingredients but still managed to hit the numbers.
This is a really delightful fall/winter beer. Malt is in line with the bitterness. The color is beautiful, I recommend cold crashing this one to remove haze. Also adding a bit extra cinnamon at serving time adds a nice touch. The spices hit the nose at first but you get a slight taste of them at the end. This has become a great beer with age and I plan on making it again next year.
Steep specialty grains for 30–45 minutes at 154 °F (68 °C)
Get a second pot to 165 °F (74 °C) in a large kitchen pot for steeping water.
After steeping, remove bag and let drip dry for a minute. Then add steeping water and dried malt extract to brewpot. Bring to a boil, add hops and boil for 60 minutes. With 15 minutes left in the boil, add Irish moss and liquid malt extract, stirring well to ensure it dissolves completely. After primary is finished, rack to secondary and add spices.
If I would change anything I would slightly bump up the cinnamon and nutmeg amounts. I did 1/4 tsp cinnamon and 1/8 tsp nutmeg in the secondary but feel like the beer could use double the amount. Also it was difficult to mix the spices in secondary so be sure to dissolve in water beforehand.
Harpoon Winter Warmer Clone - American Amber Ale
Batch Size: 5.000 gal
Boil Size: 5.750 gal
Boil Time: 1.000 hr
Bitterness: 26.4 IBUs (Tinseth)
Color: 19 SRM (Morey)
Name Type Amount Mashed Late Yield Color
Light Dry Extract Dry Extract 2.000 lb No No 95% 8 L
Pale Liquid Extract Extract 3.330 lb No No 78% 8 L
Pale Malt (2 Row) US Grain 8.000 oz Yes No 79% 2 L
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L Grain 2.000 lb No No 74% 80 L
Cara-Pils/Dextrine Grain 8.000 oz No No 72% 2 L
Total grain: 8.330 lb
Name Alpha Amount Use Time Form IBU
Cluster 6.2% 1.250 oz Boil 1.000 hr Pellet 26.4
Name Type Use Amount Time
Cinnamon Spice Secondary 0.500 tsp 0.000 s
Nutmeg Other Secondary 0.250 tsp 0.000 s
Name Type Form Amount Stage
Wyeast - London ESB Ale Ale Liquid 0.528 cup Primary