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Old 01-02-2012, 07:47 PM   #1
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Default All-Grain - Caramel Apple Winter Ale

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: SafAle US-04
Batch Size (Gallons): 6
Original Gravity: 1.054
Final Gravity: 1.020
IBU: 18
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 12
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14, 62F
Tasting Notes: Winter warmer minus the high alcohol. Cinnamon taste, apple aroma.

5 lbs Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM)
4 lbs Munich Malt (9.0 SRM)
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM)
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM)
0.75 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 60.0 min
0.50 oz Willamette [5.50 %] - Boil 15.0 min
2.00 tsp Cinnamon Stick (Boil 5.0 mins)
2 lbs Apple Cider (3.0 SRM)
2.0 pkg SafAle English Ale (DCL/Fermentis #S-04) [23.66 ml]
4.00 oz Apple Extract (Bottling 0.0 mins)

Beer Profile
Measured Original Gravity: 1.054 SG
Measured Final Gravity: 1.020 SG
Actual Alcohol by Vol: 4.5 %
Bitterness: 18.4 IBUs Calories: 183.7 kcal/12oz
Est Color: 12.1 SRM

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Mash Name: Single Infusion, Full Body, Batch Sparge Total Grain Weight: 13 lbs

Mash In Add 13.75 qt of water at 174.8 F 156.0 F 45 min
Sparge Step: Batch sparge with 2 steps (1.99gal, 4.11gal) of 168.0 F water

After 50+ batches in the last two years, I've come up with (what I believe to be) an original recipe that was universally loved by the entire family. The cinnamon is faint, the apple aroma is ideal, and the crystal gives a sweet taste to the beer. Some may suggest a cinnamon "tea" at bottling. I believe the spice would be to strong and smack you in the face. The apple juice was more of a "hey, it was made with real apple juice" ingredient decision. I don't find that it adds much to taste. Ferment at the low end of the US-04 temperature range to allow the grain bill and additives to shine through. Cheers!
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:54 PM   #2
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I am thinking about giving this recipe a try for the upoming holiday season. When did you add the apple cider? Is it added to the full boil, near the end, or after the wort is chilled?

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Old 09-18-2012, 07:39 PM   #3
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Was this recipe with 2 lb of apple cider, or should it be 2 gallons? I this 2 lb is about a 1/4 gallon or so.
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:21 PM   #4
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This does sound interesting
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:14 PM   #5
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Was this recipe with 2 lb of apple cider, or should it be 2 gallons? I this 2 lb is about a 1/4 gallon or so.
2 lbs of apple cider should be roughly 32 ozs, so you are right on the money!
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:26 PM   #6
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2 lbs of apple cider should be roughly 32 ozs, so you are right on the money!
I was asking if this is right, it doesn't seem like a lot of apple flavor would come through with only a 1/4 gallon of apple juice.

Also, remember that fluid ozs and weight ozs are two different measurements. Some fluids are heavier and the conversion may not be as straight forward.
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Old 06-22-2013, 04:17 AM   #7
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When do you add apple juice? When do you add cinn.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:03 PM   #8
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How much time in the primary? Do you use a secondary and how long in there?
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:49 AM   #9
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tagging this for later in the year for Xmas gifts
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:34 AM   #10
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I'm going to attempt to make this beer this week. I didn't know if anyone else had made it and has any more pointers or recommendations for this beer? Also I was wondering why the 2 packages of yeast? Thanks
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