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Old 10-08-2005, 11:30 PM   #1
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I am looking for some ideas for a good holiday ale open to any ideas.
If any one can point me to some recipes that would help.


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Old 10-09-2005, 12:32 AM   #2
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I just made this one:

Harpoon Winter Warmer Clone

Ingredients:
6 pounds, Laaglander amber dry malt extract
1/2 ounce, black patent malt
12 ounces, crystal malt
1--1/2 ounces, chocolate malt
1 pound, honey (added with extract)
1 ounce, Clusters pellets (6.5--7.5% alpha) (boil)
1 ounce, Willamette pellets (aroma)
Wyeast British ale yeast (#1098)
1/2 teaspoon, nutmeg (8 minute boil)
1--1/2 teaspoons, ground cinnamon (8 minute boil)
1/2 teaspoon, ground cloves (8 minutes boil)
1 teaspoon, vanilla (5 minute boil)
1 tablespoon, gypsum
1 tablespoon, Irish moss (10 minute boil)
3/4 cup, corn sugar (prime)

Procedure:
Put water on to boil. Add gypsum. Add grains in boiling bag. Remove grains when boil begins. Add extract. After 15 minutes, add bittering hops. Boil 1 hour. Chill. Add aromatic hops. Sparge, add yeast, fill carboy. After 1 week, rack to secondary. Bottle 2 weeks later. batch of Mild (probably YeastLab London Ale (it's a long story)). (By the way, this is my favorite way to pitch *enough* yeast for a barleywine.) Fermentation was active in 2 hours. Primary was about 2 months @ 65-70F, and dropped from 1.105 to 1.038.
Rack into secondary and add 1 oz of EKG plugs for dry hopping.
Bottle about 1 month later. Added new yeast, but no priming sugar.
(*) You can (I did) add more hot water to the remaining mash, and sparge out about 7 gallons more wort to make a Bitter at about 1.045.

Specifics:
OG: 1105-1120
FG: 1038


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Old 10-09-2005, 07:24 PM   #3
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I'm a little confused, Jill. Is that the recipe that you based your brew on, but converted it to AG?
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Old 10-09-2005, 07:40 PM   #4
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I did the extract. I got this recipe online for one of my fav holiday beers. I forgot the instructions were a little screwy- sorry.

Follow up to here:

Procedure:
Put water on to boil. Add gypsum. Add grains in boiling bag. Remove grains when boil begins. Add extract. After 15 minutes, add bittering hops. Boil 1 hour. Chill. Add aromatic hops. Sparge, add yeast, fill carboy. After 1 week, rack to secondary. Bottle 2 weeks later.

Then forget the rest. Hope this helps!
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Old 10-11-2005, 08:22 AM   #5
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Here's one that'll be ready by the holidays:

Christmas Ale

3⅓ lbs. Malt LME
3⅓ lbs. Amber LME
3 lbs. Amber DME
oz. Hallertauer hops (55 minutes)
lb. Honey (simmer 45 minutes)
5 ea. 3-inch Cinnamon sticks (simmer 45 minutes)
2 tsp. Allspice (simmer 45 minutes)
6 ea. Rinds from medium-sized oranges (simmer 45 minutes)
6 oz. Ginger root (simmer 45 minutes)
1 tsp. cloves (simmer 45 minutes)
oz. Hallertauer hops (5 minutes)
1 pkg. Wyeast German Ale (1007) yeast

Procedure:
Simmer spices and honey for 45 minutes. Add extract and boiling hops and boil for 55 minutes. Add finishing hops for last 5 minutes of boil. Cool and rack to primary fermenter. Pitch yeast when cooled below 80F.
Primary Fermentation: 14 days at 61F in glass
Add 7 oz. corn sugar at bottling if bottling
Age: about two months
OG: 1.069
FG: 1.030

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Old 10-12-2005, 02:10 AM   #6
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thank you for the info the first one I will try is the Christmas Ale.
Thanks again.


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